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Nantwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for quiet, secluded and relaxing place which is stunningly beautiful this is the place to be. We stayed in a double room with a waterfall in front and easy access to the Nile river. The lodge is located down a dirt road about 1 hour from Jinja and the only way to reach the lodge is...

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Whitefish, Montana
Reviewed October 2, 2016

We stayed at Hairy Lemon Island with the Nile River Explorers, and were so delighted with the accommodations, the staff, and the views of the river. We loved the relaxing atmosphere and different activities. We played water volleyball, scrabble, and read magazines. It was wonderful.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review. You definitely chose one of the best ways to arrive! Rafting the Nile River is an absolute must for anyone exploring Uganda. Its great to hear too, just how much you enjoyed your stay with us! Have a beautiful day.

Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Headed to the island with some friends in June. It was fun being disconnected from the fast world. Was quiet, peaceful, no electricity and almost no network which is what we were looking for. We had freshly baked goodies everyday. It was generally, calm and peaceful and we brought it down with noise!! Good place to connect with nature.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write up your lovely review of our beautiful island. The peace, tranquility and gentle energy that surround the island is the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the city. We hope to see you back soon.

Tunis, Tunisia
Reviewed September 20, 2016

A beautiful place, surrended by the nature! It's perfect to take a break from the city, meet nice persons and chill! The owners welcomed us very well, rooms were simple but clean, nice and with a beautiful view!

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write up a review of our beautiful island. We are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you back on the island again in the not too distant future. Warm regards

Kingston, Ontario
Reviewed September 19, 2016

We had a great relaxing time, the food including vegetarian was the best part. We were in off season so it was not busy but we met some really wonderful people. The three of us, my husband, daughter and myself stayed in the cabin by the river where we could watch red tailed monkeys (although I think they may have...

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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 your stay with us. Its very encouraging to hear just how much you and your family enjoyed the island; as well as the Red Tailed monkeys; who are such an entertaining feature of the island. We hope to see you back again soon. Warm regards

Valparaiso, Indiana
Reviewed September 19, 2016

The Hairy Lemon is a great place to relax and get away from the pressures of work and city life. Staff members are courteous and helpful. The food is great. We've stayed at the Hairy Lemon many times over the years, when we lived in Uganda, and now go back whenever we have a chance.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write up your review of our beautiful island escape so that we can share it with other potential visitors. It is always so encouraging to have returning visitors; whose experiences with us just get better and better! Looking forward to seeing you back again in the not too distant future. Warm...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Highly recommended. The road to the ferry is a little hairy but well worth it. Beautiful location and wonderful people. Had a really chilled few days. Explored the islands, hung out in the hammocks, played frisbee golf and relaxed with a couple of beers. Food is excellent too. Get there before it disappears under the water - will be a...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review of our beautiful island escape! The frisbee golf is a great hit and many of our guests spend hours playing the course :-) We hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Excellent destination for relaxation. Would highly recommend. The food is exceptional, drink prices high for the region but not extortionate and the quality and friendliness of the staff cannot be overstated.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review of our stunning little island - we totally agree that it is the perfect destination for complete relaxation. We are constantly working on our menu to ensure that all our food is fresh and delicious; so its great to hear that you enjoyed it too! Warm regards

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 18, 2016

A stunning location for a break, on a small island that manages to pack in plenty of entertainment. Amazing food and good atmosphere on the island. Would highly recommend staying here with friends or as a family.

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

Thank you very much for submitting your review of our beautiful island escape. We agree that its the perfect place to chill and we certainly hope to see you back again soon. Warm regards

Kampala
Reviewed September 16, 2016

We went to Hairy Lemon as an easy start to our family camping career. We wanted a venue where we wouldn't have to cook and had access to showers when we broke out our tent for the first time, and Hairy Lemon was a perfect trial run. HL has bandas, glamping, and camping, all of which include board options. It...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write up such an extensive and informative review of our island getaway. It is very encouraging to hear just how much you and your family enjoyed your first time camping experience with us; and that it was so successful for you too. How lovely to hear that your children enjoyed all...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hairy Lemon Island is framed by the rushing waters of the River Nile forty kilometers downstream from the Source in Jinja. Hairy Lemon offers a unique combination of relaxation and adventure opportunities to visitors, from the calm inlet waters of our "beach" or the world-class rapids and waves only paddle strokes away. We have accommodation options for every budget and agenda, or you can simply pitch your tent on our hillside campsite within eye and earshot of the Nile River. All options include three meals with a full service bar available allowing you to carelessly enjoy life on the Island. Whether you are seeking to retreat and relax in Uganda's perfect climate or exploit the surrounding white waters, let Hairy Lemon be your Island Home in East Africa! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hairy Lemon Island

Address: Nazigo | Jinja, Hairy Lemon Island, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Eastern Region > Hairy Lemon Island
Price Range: $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Hairy Lemon Hotel Jinja
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“Rooms near the waterfall were lovely”
 of 5 bubbles shelleyp1966, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“You might want to bring additional beddings especially for the dormitories”
 of 5 bubbles nekjo2008, Sep 22, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a tent and it was very romantic.”
 of 5 bubbles UK-UG-1991, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
“Any room - ask nikki and find out what fits what you are after.”
 of 5 bubbles L5168ODbens, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
“Loved the River Cottage but really anywhere is a good room!”
 of 5 bubbles martham247, Jun 6, 2016 | Read review
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