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Hairy Lemon Island

Nazigo, Jinja, Uganda
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Jinja, Uganda
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my 3rd visit in the last 3 months. Once as with friends visiting Uganda from overseas, as a couple on a getaway and last weekend with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. The hospitality was fantastic, the weather wasn't quite as nice but the birthday celebrations were splendid! I will post some pictures. The staff and... More 

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing up a review of our beautiful island. We are also especially pleased to hear your comments about how wonderful our staff are! Birthday's are always a special time for celebration and how fantastic for us that you chose the Hairy Lemon Island as your perfect birthday getaway. Looking forward to seeing you back on... More 

Linz, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Best island and hostel in the Nile to stay :) Lot of nature and tranquility! The staff is very friendly and helpful. In case you need a transport to Kampala, Jinja or even to the airport they organise everything for you! The food is the best and all the groceries are take from the own farm.

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Thank danielakneidinger
hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write up such a lovely review of our beautiful island. We love the fact that an abundance of nature is top of your list, alongside our delicious food. We hope to see you back on the island again soon. More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I had a wonderful weekend here with my girlfriend. we relaxed and walked around the island enjoying the hammocks and the good weather. The food was fantastic and you can see the stars so clearly at night, its beautiful. The staff are great but maybe a little too "promotional" of selling their establishment, however they did cater to all needs... More 

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up a review of our island. Unfortunately Isimba Dam means that in a few years time; this little piece of paradise will be under water; so we may come across a little too enthusiastic at times; but we do love our island and wish to share it with as many... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

I came to Hairy Lemon after trekking with chimpanzees and gorillas in Uganda and I couldn't recommend a more serene place. I was there during low season so it was only myself and one other guest on the tiny island, and it was pure tranquility. To get there, you'll need to drive to the shores of the Nile, strike a... More 

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a comprehensive and beautiful review of our island. We are so pleased to read just how much you enjoyed your stay; especially the open air showers with nature all around you and the delicious food. Isimba Dam is being built approximately 10kms downstream from us and if they adhere to their schedule, the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

The Hairy Lemon is an ideal retreat from Kampala, situated on its own private island. The accommodation is backpacker style so that may not suit all, but if you're okay with that then can't recommend enough. Spent a very happy weekend paddling in the Nile (not often you can say you drink a Nile Special in the Nile), relaxing and... More 

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up a review for us and I am especially appreciative of your comments regarding Bilharzia as its great to have an honest opinion. We do recommend that guests take the medication with them when leaving for their home countries, or even if they are long time residents to be tested... More 

Darwin, Australia
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I visited Hairy Lemon for a few days in September 2015 ...... my 3rd visit after previously having gone there in 2012 & 2014. It is a delightful getaway on the Nile about 90 minutes out of Jinja if taking public transport. Very well run. I have stayed in the "river cottage" dorm on all 3 visits. It is a... More 

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write up such an extensive and beautiful review of our island. Its so heartwarming to hear just how much you enjoy staying with us; and even better to hear how great the staff are. We share all our reviews with our staff and Anita will be especially pleased to hear... More 

Kampala, Uganda
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Hairy Lemon keeps getting better year after year... I love to bring my boys there to swim and fish in the Nile, play soccer and football on the huge lawns or even a round of frisbee golf and enjoy a camp out under the stars!

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up such a lovely review of our island. We love the fact that you enjoy bringing your children to experience what the island has to offer; it's an ideal family getaway! Looking forward to seeing you back on the island soon. More 

Thatcham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Kennet School had over 80 people stay on the island in tents during the summer to help build a classroom in the local primary school. All had an amazing time on the island and made a real difference to the community. Nikki and Paul were excellent Hosts. The food was amazing. The surroundings are beautiful. The hammocks were a real... More 

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up such a lovely review for our island. Patrick, the head teacher of Kilindi Junior School is especially thankful for the amazing work that your students accomplished this summer. All your hard work and effort resulted in a new classroom plus a rain water catchment system and tank for the... More 

Kampala
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Welcoming staff always attentive, flexible and helpful! The Hairy Lemon is a great option for a different and relaxing weekend and the prices are affordable. The Nile makes the rest of it :) Thank you for an awesome weekend!

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write up such a lovely review of our beautiful island. We really do appreciate it; as do potential guests who like to read what others have to say about the Hairy Lemon. We hope to see you back in the not too distant future. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A beautiful place to get away to for a few days. Excellent service. the staff were so friendly and helpful. Great food too! If your looking for a relaxing weekend with no distractions it's just the place!

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time up such a beautiful review of our little piece of paradise. It's truly rewarding to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you back on the island in the not too distant future. More 

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