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Hairy Lemon Island

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Nazigo, Jinja, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for a few nights at hairy lemon in March after a day's rafting. I had heard rumours about this hidden gem and knew I had to visit. It was definitely worth it! I wan't to go back. Everything about the place just blows you away.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our beautiful "hidden gem"! It is so rewarding to hear just how much our guests enjoy their stay with us, as the island certainly casts its magical spell on all who come and stay. The peace and tranquility; plus boundless nature make it an ideal retreat from the maddening crowds; not... More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a 2 hour drive out of Kampala is a paradise hide out called hairy lemon. A privately owned island in the middle of the great river Nile. Highlights: 1.Great hospitality from the owners and staff 2.Very affordable rates 3.Many options for fun activities at the island like Kayaking on Grade 4 Nile special rapids and higher grades downstream and... More 

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Thank Tindi'e A
hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very positive review of our beautiful little hidden gem of an island. We so enjoy having the MCU crowd come and stay as you are all full of a zest for life and thoroughly enjoy all the activities on offer. We certainly hope to see you more often in the next few months; especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is gorgeous and very peaceful. During your stay, you will be treated like you are part of the family. We had a great time and loved it! I was glamping, which means we stayed in a tent with two normal beds. It was very comfortable, tough the toilets and showers are quite far. During the night you could... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing up such a lovely review of our beautiful island; we are very pleased to hear just how much you enjoyed your stay. Our Glamping safari tents are proving to be very popular as they are situated on their own island where, (as you say), you only hear the insects and the flowing waters of... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Such an awesome experience! Stayed here for two nights with friends. We were in the River Cottage Dormitory, which overlooks the Nile. The staff was so attentive, kind and welcoming. The meals are served buffet style and the set up really allows you to get to know your fellow travelers. The food was AWESOME as well! You feel very at... 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 your lovely review of our beautiful island. The Lemon and its tropical setting really does make one feel at peace; especially with the flowing waters of the Nile River running literally at your feet. I will also share your feedback on the food with all my staff, as we... More 

Nuorgam, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I've spent in Hairy Lemon over two months and I love the place. Staff is friendly and really helpful. The island is beautiful and you can choose if you want to spend time with other kayakers or just by yourself. I slept in my own tent and it was perfect solution for me.

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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 beautiful island. It's even more rewarding to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, even as a non kayaker! Our staff work hard to ensure that all our guests have a memorable and pleasant stay. We look forward to seeing you back on the Island... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

The staff on the island are really friendly and funny at the same time! They threat you like a 5 star hotel, but with a way more relaxed vibe. The atmosphere on the Lemon is perfect. Most of the time there are couples or family's who are staying for a few days and enjoy some of the oldschool games. The... More 

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

Hi; thank you so much for taking the time to write up a review of your special time spent with us on the island. Playing games and meeting other guests on the island is a great way to interact and talk to people from all around the world. We often have a very diverse group of guests on the island... More 

Radovljica, Slovenia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Great place to relax. Food is delicious, atmosphere really friendly...Probably the best place to stay for kayaking on the Nile. Even inf you don t kayak still highly recomended for spending a week or two...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write up a review for us - we agree that having Nile Special wave just a short paddle away; makes for an awesome kayaking venue and hopefully we get to see you back soon. More 

London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

This is a lovely haven on the Nile for those who completely want to disconnect. No signal or internet, little electricity, and yet very comfortable, clean and pleasant. The food is delicious, the staff are friendly. The choice of activities is more limited if you don't do kayaking but for the 5 days I went there I only wanted to... More 

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

Thank you for writing up such a lovely review of our island. Certainly having limited cellphone signal and internet is a way to reconnect with nature and to meet and talk to other guests who also enjoy a peaceful environment abounding with nature. We hope to see you back on the island in the not too distant future. More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Beautiful spot, quite and very peaceful but would welcome a few extra touches and the chance to hire some more activities such as kayaking just around the island/fishing etc. The staff were amazing, very helpful and good fun.

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

Thank you very much for writing your review and we certainly appreciate all comments as this is how we can improve what we offer all our guests. Kayaking is an incredible way to see more of the River Nile but as we are surrounded by white water; safety is one of our top priorities and therefore it is a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Beautiful green island in the middle of the Nile river, visited by monkeys, monitor lizards and lots of birds. Kayaking places near by, sandy little beach for sun-tanning and swimming, natural little waterfall for jakuzzi. The mobile phone is working very poorly, mainly for sms, which makes it a perfect place to relax. Healthy food comes three times per day

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Our island most certainly abounds with wildlife; birds, bees and butterflies are some of the most common amongst our visitors with the red tailed monkeys monitor lizzards a close second - they are what makes our island so special. We hope to see you back again soon. More 

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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, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
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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