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Sambiya River Lodge

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1 Kafu Road, Sambiya Village, Murchison Falls National Park 00256 Uganda
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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, leopard, as well as visiting lions & elephants. We have a resident UWA ranger guide to take guests on walking safaris, as well as game safaris on the new circuits recently put in on the southern side of the River Nile. Please see our website for further information. We look forward to welcoming you to Sambiya River Lodge!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili

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1 Kafu Road, Sambiya Village, Murchison Falls National Park 00256 Uganda
Getting there
Pakuba Airport28 kmSee all flights
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Littleollie wrote a review Feb 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a lovely stay at Sambiya Lodge during our visit to Murchison Falls.. Debbie and her staff went out of their way to look after us. they noticed my husband wasn't well and came over to offer help, including cooking him a lighter meal on request. A shame, as the meals were excellent. The verandah in the main building is a lovely place to sit and look over the gardens.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge
Responded 18 Feb 2019
Littleollie, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay that we could do all we could to make it more comfortable. We do hope your husband is feeling better. Please visit again soon - karibu!
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Melissa wrote a review Jan 2019
Kampala, Uganda9 contributions1 helpful vote
We where a family with 2 small kids and 3 friends. Sambiya River Lodge is situated in a so very quite place. The personal is so amiable and the owner is really lovely. The food was excellent! We had a problem with our booking but they arrange everything in 10 minutes. The place is very clean!! We will comeback!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge
Responded 31 Jan 2019
meliuganda - Thank you so very much for your nice review. We are so glad you and your children enjoyed your stay. It is very important that we are family friendly. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Sandra Lyon wrote a review Nov 2018
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Debbie and all the staff at Sambiya River Lodge were very welcoming and friendly from the moment we arrived. They were genuinely interested in our daily activities and offered fabulous suggestions and advice. The lodge is situated in an ideal location being close to Murchison Falls which was amazing and for our safari trip on the North bank which was a short ferry crossing across the Nile river. Safe place to stay and Banda hut very clean and tidy with lovely luxury towels. Good variety of food which would suit everyone. We particularly enjoyed pancakes and French toast with maple syrup for breakfast! Fish curry was also a favourite! Debbie advised us to book a boat trip and a safari with the Ugandan wildlife Authority, so the money would benefit the National park. The tour
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge
Responded 31 Jan 2019
Sandra_D_Lyon, we are so thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us and are happy to hear that the food, location, lodging and experiences we enjoyable for you. We do hope you are able to visit us again soon - Karibu!
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Truediamond wrote a review Nov 2018
Scotland164 contributions142 helpful votes
We loved this Lodge, it manages to preserve appearance and standards across all areas. The rooms are from another, almost colonial era, the food is a bit up and down - one night a first rate Fish curry, the next not so good but the ambiance and whole effect is memorable. We enjoyed sitting out at dusk, watching the buffaloes, listening to birdsong and sipping a sundowner. The Lodge lies in the NP so electricity is rationed, so to speak, but, hey, you don't go to this part of the world for wifi and bright lights. We would say, go now and experience a Lodge with some character before they became standardised.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge
Responded 31 Jan 2019
Truediamond, thank you so very much your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope you are able to visit us again soon!
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Wanderer677356 wrote a review Oct 2018
Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda3 contributions
A very quite and neat place to stay while in Murchison Falls National Park, close to the famous falls and lots of birds. Buffaloes are common sights just within compounds. Beds are clean, the bar is well stocked and food is good
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge
Responded 2 Nov 2018
Wanderer677356, thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you visit again soon. Karibu!
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PRICE RANGE
US$150 - US$271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sambiya river hotel murchison falls national park
LOCATION
UgandaWestern RegionMurchison Falls National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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