Me and my friends had a terrible experience there. We arrived at the hotel after a long day visiting the park, and what did we find? There was not hot water, the rooms were really basic with no windows, full of insects and the rooms provided were not the ones we booked (despite of calling two days in advance to confirm the reservation was all right). The people in charge didn’t give us any solution at all, so we just had to stay in the hotel because there was not other options. I understand it is inside of the Natural Park and all that stuff, but paying $150 per room per night is not acceptable for the service and quality they offer. I STRONGLY NOT RECOMEND THIS HOTEL AT ALL
This was our second stay at Sambiya and the experience was, once again, wonderful. Debbie and her staff are very attentive to their guests and the accommodations were great. Our mission team had been in Lira for a couple of weeks and the time at the lodge was our R&R before heading home. Food was great. The variety of wildlife passing close to the lodge is always a treat. 30 min. to the river for the Nile boat ride or ferry crossing for the AM wildlife tour. This will always be our go-to location and tremendous $ saving over Paraa Lodge. Thanks Debbie! Hope you are recovered from your health challenges.
After driving for an hour in the middle of the Uganda jungle, you will find the Sambiya River Lodge. It truly is paradise, with a great environment, atmosphere and friendly people. Wild life is running about and after a great meal you can really emerge yourself with nature by the campfire. Assisted by the staff, they will help you spot curious creatures running about and facilitate you in every way that you like. Visit Sambiya River Lodge if you want to experience Uganda at its best. Secluded, safe and luxurious.
I stayed at the Sambiya lodge for three nights 2- 4 of Feb 2019, the Lodge is very handy for the top side of Murchison falls (12 km) and a 30-40 min journey to the ferry and boat trips which take up the Victoria Nile towards the falls or the other way to Lake Albert. I found the accommodation very clean and comfortable the food was also very acceptable and the staff were at all times helpful and courteous, the only negative was lack of wifi but hey do we need it when your in a beautiful place like the Sambiya lodge and your there to escape everyday life and relax
Everything you could possibly wish for in a safari lodge. Debra and Staff were most helpful & friendly - very genuine people. Right in the Murchison Park with great views, wildlife and all the amenities we needed. We received excellent advice and information regarding safaris, Nile Cruises and where to see animals within the park. We could not have been happier!