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Sambiya River Lodge

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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This could be a great place but their lack of access to a mobile phone network made it very difficult to arrange any kind of trips and to get in touch which is required when you are away from the lodge. Location is great but...More

Thank Gerry C
Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River LodgeResponded 25 April 2016

Gerry C., we are very sorry that you had such a disappointing trip. We rarely get complaints about cleanliness or our food so were very surprised by this. We are looking into the issues and do hope that you brought them to our manager's attention....More

Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoy staying here. The staff is so welcoming and accommodating. Food is delicious. Ive stayed three times after missions trips and have found much rest before traveling long hours home. The staff are willing to help with local transport, tourist sites etc. Highly recommended!

Thank Amanda P
Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River LodgeResponded 23 March 2016

Amanda P, welcome back! We are so honored that you keep choosing to return to us to rest and recuperate. That is exactly what we strive to do for our visitors. We hope we will see you again very soon. Karibu and asante sana!

Reviewed 24 February 2016

I spent six nights at Sambiya River lodge in February of 2016 and had an excellent experience. Six nights is probably unusually long, but I came for some stargazing as well as for the wildlife experience. My unusual stargazing request was accommodated as were my...More

Thank Victor S
Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River LodgeResponded 2 March 2016

Victor S, we were so thrilled to hear that your trip was a success and the kitchen was able to accommodate your dietary needs. We really try to cater to each of our visitors - especially when it comes to medical or religious purposes. It...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We were spoilt with wonderful game sightings, the best we've experienced across South Africa and Namibia. Such rich game. You absolutely must do the chimp trekking from there. It was a once in a lifetime experience. Sambiya assigned us Omari as our driver from Kampala....More

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Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River LodgeResponded 2 March 2016

Thank you so much for your review. Isn't the Chimp trekking a treat? And every time you go you see something different! We are so glad you were blessed with Omari as your driver. He is one of the best in the industry and Uganda!...More

Reviewed 4 January 2016

Visiting Sambiya River Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda was such a treat! We enjoyed every moment: from the warm welcome, the organized way everything is managed to the detailed information shared by the owner. But the best thing about the lodge is...More

Thank Mama_Maasa
Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River LodgeResponded 2 March 2016

Mama_Maasa, thank you for posting your review! We too wish you could have stayed longer and hope that you can return to us again soon for another recharge. Cheers to your 2016!

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US$125 - US$251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$125 - US$251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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wasolosnipes
22 March 2017|
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Response from birdlover94 | Property representative |
Hello, it's always best to email or call our main office for most up-to-date prices and possible sales, but at this time: Cottage Rates in US$ - Residents FB Double/Twin sharing US$114pp Single... More
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Rebecca H
26 March 2016|
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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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"Cottage rooms are spacious and are must-stay-in"
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"Charming huts are split into two halves, a room on each side, facing the Sambiya River and park-like settings..."
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"The cottage on the pool side are good"
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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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