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West Bank of the River Nile, Jinja Uganda
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#2 of 56 Specialty lodging in Jinja
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The Haven is consistently rated one of Jinja's best lodges / restaurants, with a breath-taking view of rafting at the White Nile's first waterfall. Enjoy our delicious food while watching monkeys, otters and incredible birds. Fish on the River Nile. Go bird watching. Hire our silent, solar-powered boat for a sunset river cruise. Explore the river's beautiful islands by canoe. Ride a mountain bike. Explore local life. Sit by our campfire. Free facilities: volleyball, football, badminton, table tennis, pool table, table tennis, hammock, sandpit, and Jinja's best children's play area. This peaceful river lodge has luxury bandas and bungalows, a honeymoon suite, family bungalows and suite, lazy camping tents and conference facilities. All rooms have (imported) spring-loaded mattresses, USB chargers, European and British power sockets. The Haven also has a swimming pool (residents only) and satellite TV. This eco lodge is solar-powered and has hot filtered spring and rain water.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
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Gift shop
Mosquito net
Laundry service
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
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Private balcony
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West Bank of the River Nile, Jinja Uganda
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Aoursler wrote a review Oct 17
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There is nothing to complain about at the Haven, and plenty of things to rave about. Food, views, staff friendliness, chill, surrounding activities, great coffee. We've stayed at a lot of places on the Nile, and in the region, and this is a favorite.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
SwatsWorld wrote a review Oct 7
Kampala, Uganda5 contributions
After 8 long months of being in lockdown, I had to take a break and get some fresh air to destress myself. Read about the good reviews in Tripadvisor, and decided to give The Haven a shot. I stayed there for 4 days and I could not be happier with my decision. It is such a peaceful, not to mention a beautiful place. Most importantly, I was traveling solo, and due to COVID there were not many guests, hence I was skeptical regarding the safety part. After staying there, I can confirm, that it is very safe. The staff(David, Rhoda, Sarah, and everyone else) were friendly and ensured that I am comfortable at all times. They customized my food options as I needed. And to top it all, David, the manager, agreed to help me with a Music video shoot, which was unplanned. It was a complete day's effort with a lot of patience required. David was very kind and did a great job with the camera. I am providing the link to the final effort. The only improvement I suggested was a little bit of beautification of the front yard, which creates the 1st impression of a guest. Other than that, everything else was A1. If you are from Uganda and need a weekend break, give it a shot. And if you are visiting Uganda, then also I would highly recommend it, since they arrange for other activities as well around Jinja.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
peek wrote a review Sep 2020
Kampala, Uganda508 contributions14 helpful votes
It was really delightful to visit the Haven again after more than a decade! I was even more delighted to find it very very well maintained and as good as new. Expanded yes, to cater for camping and families but still giving you that unique boutique experience. The sound of the rushing waters was loud as it was calming, no doubt enhanced by the swollen Lake Victoria. The breakfast was outstanding served by Charles with an enigmatic ever present smile and the very energetic Sarah. The coffee, the omellete, the pancakes and the passion fruit juice was all excellent. David the Manager is amazingly responsive and accommodating. An excellent experience all round and definitely doing this again and spending a little longer
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Melissa S wrote a review Sep 2020
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The lodge is overlooking the river (access for swimming) with great views on the Nile - both from the cottages and the restaurant. The staff is warm and welcoming. The food in the restaurant is tasty- although I would appreciate some vegan options (they prepare vegan food upon request but its a bit complicated). Its the perfect getaway from busy Kampala if you want your soul to rest. They also have a small "safari shop" inside the reception area, where they sell batteries and all kinds of things needed for travelling in Africa. AND its dog friendly, which is a very big plus!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Rainer Holst, Owner at The Haven
Responded Sep 7, 2020
Good morning, Thanks for Your positive feedback. We are just busy to create a printed menue for vegeterians and vegans, to simplify the orders. Just got hold of some night driving 'sunglasses' and more binoculars, which we will display soon in our safari shop....to make life easier in Africa ;-) The dogs need to be on a line and shouldn't bark, otherwise we would get complains from our other clients...but our guest with dogs stick to it, therefore we can welcome dogs these days very much....another benefit is that we dont have any own dog on site which might would cause frictions with other dogs. Hope to see You soon again to escape from busy Kampala.
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sisay b wrote a review Sep 2020
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A wonderful stay i really ❤ this place it's my favourite place including my family we all love this place sometimes when I come with my kids they don't want to leave the The Haven The view the water sound sports field it have a lot come and enjoy really everyone can love it
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Rainer Holst, Owner at The Haven
Responded Sep 2, 2020
Thanks for Your very positive feedback in all directions!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Haven
Which popular attractions are close to The Haven?
Nearby attractions include Itanda Falls (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Haven?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Haven?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Haven?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Haven?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Haven have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.