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Hairy Lemon Island

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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“the river”(21 reviews)
“meal times”(3 reviews)
“enjoy nature”(2 reviews)
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What's included
Free Parking
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
Free Wifi
Airport Transportation
Fitness center
Business Center
Golf course
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...
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Nazigo | Jinja, Hairy Lemon Island, Uganda
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Spent the last weekend with friends at the Hairy Lemon. A super green environment and good accommodations. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The food is delicious! I can definitely recommend this place to people who want to relax for a few days.More

Thank Thijs H
Response from hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon IslandResponded April 18, 2018

Good afternoon Thijs Thank you for taking the time to write up a lovely review for us! We are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay; that our staff were helpful and that the food was delicious :-) We do try hard...More

Reviewed January 27, 2018

I spent there only a night but it was worth to go! Honestly I felt I was in the wrong place as ALL the guests were incredible young and sportive people that were there for kayaking. But it must be a kind of paradise for...More

Thank mfre
Response from hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon IslandResponded January 28, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to write up a review for us. We really do appreciate all the feedback we receive from our guests so that we can ensure we are constantly upgrading and improving our service. I believe that the time...More

Reviewed October 28, 2017

Such a beautiful island, super relaxed, lovely staff, good food. There are even monkeys in the trees. The room was simple, but comfortable enough - we were in one of the twin rooms. Definitely worth a visit.More

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Response from hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon IslandResponded November 6, 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write up such a lovely review of our beautiful island. It's definitely the perfect place to relax and take a load off after a busy and stressful week. We do hope to see you back again...More

Reviewed October 27, 2017

There's really no where else like the Hairy Lemon island! It's a favourite spot of mine and I've visited many many times over the past ten years. Staff are all very friendly and accommodating. These guys are great with dietary requirements - I'm vegetarian and...More

Thank Emily W
Response from hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon IslandResponded November 6, 2017

Thank you so much for your beautiful review of our lovely island - its incredibly heart warming to hear just how much you have enjoyed the island and its surrounding beauty. The island is truly a haven for nature lovers. Thank you too for mentioning...More

Reviewed October 20, 2017

I've lived in Uganda for almost 8 years and just made it to Hairy Lemon for the first time- which turns out to be a tragedy. I'd have gone 8 years sooner and several times a year since if I'd known what I was missing...More

Thank Emily G
Response from hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon IslandResponded October 22, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up your lovely review of our island paradise... And lucky for us you found time to experience the island now; before it's too late! We so enjoy hearing stories from guests that have felt a...More

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Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free Parking
Laundry Service
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveler (62)
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"The safari tents didn't seem super comfy, worth paying the extra for a twin room I think"
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"Budget to mid-range, choose between en-suite cabins to army style luxury tents. Or camp!"
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"Camping is our favorite option."
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"Don't attempt to go here without a car"
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