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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
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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
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Katariina wrote a review Aug 2019
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Thank you for the warm welcome and service during the stay of our two safari teams. We enjoyed the lodge being located in midst of the beautiful nature, with wild buffalos and a huge baboon around. The bonfire in the evening was enhanting, and the food we enjoyed very lovely and healthy. Visit to hike alongo the nearby Murchinson Falls was extraordinary.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from , Owner at Sambiya River Lodge
Responded 20 Feb 2020
africa1968, thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you will be able to visit again soon. Karibu!
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Joshua P wrote a review Aug 2019
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Ideally suited for visiting the top of the falls. Also the UWA ranger George is superb - recommend a trip with him. If you are going for a longer trip to Murchison, this is a good place to stay for checking out the southern side of the river. The landscape is very different each side of the river, and it is worth spending time on both sides.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge
Responded 5 Aug 2019
H5838KPjoshuap, thank you so much for your 5-point review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and we do hope you can return again soon. Karibu!
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sophlecoq wrote a review Aug 2019
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We were amazed to experience this level of confort while truly feeling in contact with nature. A buffalo family lives in the garden and you can see wild animals when relaxing near the pool or enjoying a wonderfully cooked dinner. The safari guide working with this lodge was by far the most interesting we met during our trip and everything felt perfect, including the incredible gift shop Debby provides with handcraft from Kenyan an Ugandan markets. The personal touch felt in every detail and the quality of service makes this secluded paradise built by Debby and her husband feel like a home that you'll never want to leave! We would love to come back again. Thank you again. Sophie and Nicolas
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge
Responded 5 Aug 2019
Dear Sophie and Nicolas, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are so glad that you got to meet Debbie and that you enjoyed your stay so thoroughly. We are glad that you could enjoy all the little touches that she ensures our guests have. We certainly hope you are able to come back again real soon. Karibu!
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rachael wrote a review Jun 2019
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After a long drive in the park, Sambiya River Lodge felt like home! Haven't seen a lodge in the middle of the park that welcomes you with an ice-cold glass on Juice! I was amazed by the ambiance, the rooms are clean and the chief is amazing! I recommend the green pea Soup! Thank you for hosting us! Debbie and the staff are amazing!!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge
Responded 22 Jul 2019
452rachael, we are so glad that we made your stay so enjoyable and that it felt like home! It's what we strive for! Thank you for your fabulous review and we do hope you can come visit again soon. Karibu!
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Millie N wrote a review Jun 2019
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Stayed here for 2 nights and it was everything we needed. The rooms were well kept and clean and the food at night was fantastic too. They took great care of us here. One thing to note is that electricity is only from 7-10pm so plan accordingly. It didn't really bother us because it is such beautiful surroundings and by night time we were all exhausted anyways!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge
Responded 22 Jul 2019
MillieNess1, Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that we were just what you were looking for. We do hope you can return again soon. Thank you, again!
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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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