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Sambiya River Lodge

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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What's included
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
Free Wifi
Room Service
Fitness centre
3 Star Hotel
Sambiya River Lodge is a family run eco lodge in the Heart of Murchison Falls National Park, a twenty minute drive from the top of the famous falls. Situated on a bluff over looking the Sambiya River valley, the property is home to numerous birds, bushbucks, waterbucks, Cape buffalo...
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Location and contact
Central Reservations Office | 1 Kafu Road, Kampala, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
9.4 km to Pakuba Airport
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My love and I went to Murchison Falls together with all our seven children ranging from 8 to 27 years. We had been in MF before and now we wanted to share this wonderful and spectacular experience with the kids. Although we previously have stayed...More

Thank Margareta E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent five nights at Sambiya lodge, and loved the peaceful surroundings, the views, and the hospitable staff. We stayed in a banda, and found it comfortable and clean. It is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy great views of nature. We saw several...More

Thank Kristi R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have booked Sambyia River Lodge for the last night of my three day stay at Murchison Falls National Park and was disappointed very much. It must have been a beautiful place 20 years ago but now it seems that there hasn't been a visitor...More

Thank AlexPfeiffer
Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings! Please let us first clarify that our owner is a woman, and she has no ownership of the Fairway Hotel, so your rumor is very much incorrect. In regards to your other complaints, we certainly wish that you had addressed these issues with our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this lodge especially for birdwatching but at this point a little disappointed since we had rain and also now guide available. Little or no birdlife .. but this is nature.. Hotel itself, very nice , friendly staff as everywhere in Uganda.

Thank Thebuganiac
Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, we are so glad our staff was pleasant and you enjoyed the Lodge. We hope you return when the rainy season has ended. Also, please always request a guide at booking and we will make accomodations.

Reviewed 26 April 2018

For over 5 years, I had been working closely with the Sambiya River Lodge offices in Kampala, recommending friends heading to Murchison Falls National Park to stay here, without myself visiting the game park and the lodge. This year in March over the International Women's...More

Thank Mamerito
Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River LodgeResponded 2 May 2018

Mamerito, thank you so much for your accurate and beautiful review of Sambiya River Lodge! We are thrilled that we could meet your expectations and that your visit with us was a pleasant one. We appreciate the details you have offered so that future guests...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Wheelchair Access
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$125 - US$251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$125 - US$251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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wasolosnipes
22 March 2017|
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Response from birdlover94 | Property representative |
Hello, it's always best to email or call our main office for most up-to-date prices and possible sales, but at this time: Cottage Rates in US$ - Residents FB Double/Twin sharing US$114pp Single... More
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Rebecca H
25 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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