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Sambiya River Lodge

Central Reservations Office | 1 Kafu Road, Kampala, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
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Reviewed 12 September 2014

Sambiya River Lodge sets you up for your Ugandan adventure to begin. If you like an isolated, peaceful setting, then Sambiya is the place for you. The lodge is about 45 minutes from the Nile River and the game drives of the savannah. Thatch-roofed cottages...More

1  Thank PANDERSON36
Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River LodgeResponded 10 October 2014

PANDERSON36, we are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time with us and enjoyed our eco-friendly mission! Thank you for the beautiful review. We hope that you are able to visit us again soon. Asante sana!

Reviewed 3 September 2014

The staff at Sambiya River Lodge are friendly and Very helpful. The swimming pool gives a family and group an added opportunity to have fun right in the middle of the wild which spices up your trip. However, it is a distance away from the...More

1  Thank Joy2562014
Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River LodgeResponded 10 October 2014

Joy2562014, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you are able to visit us again soon. Karibu!

Reviewed 23 August 2014

Stayed in a banda with a mate of mine in August for two nights while exploring the Murchison National Park. The staff were helpful and food and service staff was good. And that's were it all ends , the banda was a dormitory with four...More

Thank AkhileshMalik
Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River LodgeResponded 10 October 2014

AkhileshMalik, we are sorry that your stay was less than ideal for you. Yes, indeed the bandas are reserved for those on a more economical budget/backpackers or those looking for a step up from camping. We hope you are able to return and stay in...More

Reviewed 21 August 2014

This lodge has a slightly neglected air about it and one feels that with a little tlc it could be much better. We stayed for 4 nights exploring the Murchison Falls National park but after a disappointing first meal tried to eat elsewhere, notably the...More

Thank barry y
Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River LodgeResponded 10 October 2014

barry y, Thank you for your review and your tip to pick a "tuku" or hut vs. the bandas. Our bandas are reserved for those who are backpacking and are open to lower cost/experience. That said, we were sorry to hear that the banda had...More

Reviewed 19 August 2014

stayed for 4 nights in july.... the location and lay out of the lodge is perfect with a well designed eating and bar area and the location of rooms to the main lodge is ideal..not being to close or to far away. the rooms we...More

Thank markymax
Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River LodgeResponded 10 October 2014

markymax, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you your stay was less than ideal. We are glad that our staff were able to accommodate you for the bad meal. It is unfortunate that you experienced a bad meal, because we actually get...More

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  • Hotel Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Price range
  • US$94 - US$228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
  • Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
  • Family Rooms
  • Number of rooms
  • 40
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  • Western Region >
  • Murchison Falls National Park
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22 March 2017|
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Response from birdlover94 | Property representative |
Hello, it's always best to email or call our main office for most up-to-date prices and possible sales, but at this time: Cottage Rates in US$ - Residents FB Double/Twin sharing US$114pp Single... More
Rebecca H
26 March 2016|
Response from The Great Trekk... S |
Hi Rebecca it's very possible you can book for a game tour when you arrive and for more tailor and affordable safaris you can contact us info@greattrekkers.ug
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"Located right in the heart of nature, our rooms overlooked a water body where the animals used to come to..."
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"make sure your cottage has a view os the valley"
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"rooms facing the river have better view"
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"All the bandas are ok"
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