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Hairy Lemon

Nazigo, Jinja, Uganda
Hairy Lemon
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We've stayed several times, mostly camping but also staying in Sam's shack. Overall I really really love it, it's one of my all-time favourite places to relax. It's just such a beautiful place to swim, kayak, and sit and chillax, and as a bonus the staff are also great with our daughter (aged 1 and half) eg they make sure... More 

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our island. I have taken special note of the noisy Rooster too! We have around 18 layers on the island at the moment as we love to be able to serve our own eggs at breakfast and Rocky the Rooster keeps all his ladies safe;... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were a group of 6 that stayed at Hairy Lemon ranging in age from late twenties to 76!! and thoroughly enjoyed the fact that there's NO cellphone or internet, NO televisions and no fancy amenities on the island. We stayed in the quaint houses, which all face the river, with a little verandah and chairs. Ablution facilities are shared... More 

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our beautiful island. It was wonderful to read how you so enjoyed one of the smallest inhabitants of our island; namely the fireflies! We are very proud of our "lemon living" lifestyle which is as organic as possible and are especially fond of our water... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I had heard many wonderful things about the Hairy Lemon and my family and I finally stayed there last weekend. We camped, which is the way we usually travel through Africa. The camping included three meals and was incredibly affordable ($30pp/night and our 2 children were free, including their food). The setting was absolutely wonderful and the island was big... More 

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our beautiful island. It is always so gratifying to hear guests remark on the wonders of the Hairy Lemon such as the beautiful birds, butterflies, monkeys and more. I was especially pleased to read about your yoga morning as we are looking at running a... More 

Kampala, Uganda
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Hairy Lemon is a fantastic place: it’s lovely and quiet, you forget about the real world as soon as you step on the island. However, when me and my girlfriend went there, this loveliness disappeared real quick. We entered the island as the only two guests (off season, mid-week), with approximately seven Ugandan staff members to host us. We... More 

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As one sees from all other ratings of the Hairy Lemon, this was a first for us and we have taken all possible measures to ensure that there is not another incident. We do have 100% trust and faith in all our staff and in fact have had many guests misplace wallets and more which... More 

Kampala, Uganda
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We have been a couple of times for a weekend getaway from Kampala and this place is a GEM. Laze on the edge of the Nile or go white water rafting or cayaking or... The rooms are always clean and comfortable, irrespective of the room you stay in. And food is homely. Really good value for money given other options... More 

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review of our beautiful island. We've been working hard to more than exceed our guests expectations. Being able to provide good value for money is just one of them, along with delicious food. We hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Warm regards More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I spent a night at Hairy Lemon this past weekend and I cannot find one fault in my stay. The food is an absolute highlight with a great variety of healthy options and so much food you can easily go back for seconds! The gluten free cookies on offer for afternoon tea were amazing too! Our host Nikki was very... More 

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up a review on our beautiful island. We are especially pleased that you enjoyed the healthy food as we have been working very hard to ensure that not only is the food fresh, but it delicious and nutritious too! We hope to see you back again soon, to enjoy a... More 

Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The hairy lemon is a magical paradise. Situated between kampala and Jinja it makes an ideal retreat from the city. It's possible for time to fly by as you get lost watching dragonflies chase each other and butterflies suckling nectar from the colourful a ray of flowers. For those wanting action the river with its rapids and excitement are right... More 

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write up a lovely review of our beautiful island. We love that you took the time to see and appreciate the smaller wildlife on our island - we have such a vast variety of butterflies and dragonflies and as you say; one can get quite lost watching these multi-coloured members of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Our weekend camping on Hairy Lemon island was a truely great experience. We enjoyed the scenery and the fact that we could kayak (with the Mountain Club Uganda) straight from the island's shore. The people working at the lemon are very friendly are are solution-oriented (they will try their best to help you out). The quality of the service is... More 

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up such a lovely review of your stay with us. We are working hard to exceed our customers expectations; both from a menu and accommodation point of view and its wonderful to hear that it is working. We will certainly share your comments with our staff as it goes a... More 

Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I been to the Hairy Lemon Island many times and have enjoyed it each and every time. It is always a pleasure to go and spend a weekend on the island. The island itself is beautiful with activities on and off the island. Volleyball, frisbee golf, cricket, hammocks, beaches and of course world class kayaking! Cannot recommend it enough and... More 

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up a review of our beautiful island. We are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it and will make sure that our staff are aware of your positive comments too. We are all working hard to exceed our customers expectations! Looking forward to seeing you back again. Warm... More 

Grass Valley, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A beautiful get away. We enjoyed our safari tent, complete with a bouquet of minature roses, lantern, and matches. Drifting off to sleep with easy as you enjoy the sound of the river nearby. Truly enjoyed! The food was delicious and fresh. We left feeling renewed and refreshed.

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We are extremely pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and we look forward to possibly having you come and stay again in the not too distant future. I have also shared your lovely food comments with our chefs are... More 

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