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Nile River Camp

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved my time at the NRC in a safari tent. The hangout area is cool and relaxing, the food is excellent quality and the service is really friendly. They do birding boat trips as well as the adventurous stuff. Complete bliss.

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Kampala, Uganda
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely campsite with nice pool. Perfect for families and so friendly. Going there is like going home, they remember you and make a big fuss of the kids. Great people. I am told it turns into a party place at times though, so there is a whole other side to this place too. Fantastic boat trips on their own boat,... More 

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ManagerNileRiverCamp, Manager at Nile River Camp, responded to this review

Hi Judy Thanks for taking the time to write a review, I am glad you enjoyed your stay here with us and hope to see you again soon. Regards Dylan More 

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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit, perfect views, very chilled. Food ok, but nice little pool. You can use this as springboard to various activities such as horse riding or cycling the local area. The staff and manager are lovely - recommended!

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ManagerNileRiverCamp, Manager at Nile River Camp, responded to this review

Hi Rachel Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are really happy you liked our place! The staff will be delighted to read your review! Mary More 

Kitgum, Uganda
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3 reviews
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Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

It's midnight. I am laying awake listening to a group of ~40 school children scream. I don't know where management or their chaperones are. They woke me up at 7am this morning splashing in the pool. The toilets are clogged and when this was reported, the staff refused to do anything. The rope swing (a major reason I came here)... More 

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ManagerNileRiverCamp, Manager at Nile River Camp, responded to this review

Hi TFuenmayor, Thanks for taking the time to write your constructive review. Feedback is always welcomed and helpful. It is unfortunate that you happened to choose dates to stay with us that coincided with a school group staying, but I am happy to report yours is the only complaint we have received about said group. I am also happy to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

A coworker recommended this hostel, located near Bujagali Falls just outside of Jinja, for a great view and fun activities on the Nile. She was spot-on!! Nile River Camp is an excellent place to stay with absolutely gorgeous views of the river. My friend and I stayed in their cozy dorm beds, though there are also large safari tents and... More 

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ManagerNileRiverCamp, Manager at Nile River Camp, responded to this review

Hi Cate THanks for writting! Delighted to hear we were recommended to you and did not let you down! The staff work hard and will be really happy to read your review :) The sunset cruise and kayaking are always very popular and I am glad you choose to do them. Being on the waters of the Nile is part... More 

Bend, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016

I spent 2 nights with a group of 10 people after being in a remote village for several days. The accommodations were comfortable, as far as the dorm rooms go, but a married couple in our group upgraded to a tent. The "double bed" consisted of two twins butted up together. There were several options for activities, from the swimming... More 

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ManagerNileRiverCamp, Manager at Nile River Camp, responded to this review

Hi SoCalNoMo Delighted you had such a nice time staying here, the staff will be delighted when I print out the review for them. The hot shower are always a great hit after village life, we understand and are so glad you appreciated them! Looking forward to having you stay again! Mary More 

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Reviewed August 9, 2016

Good and helpfull staff, clean bathrooms, dorms are a bit small but the beds are okay. The view is spectacular, I was travelling on my own and chatted to many great people while looking out over the nile. I can recommend staying here to everyone! Staying here and doing all the activities was the highlight of my short trip.

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ManagerNileRiverCamp, Manager at Nile River Camp, responded to this review

Hi Maaike5, THanks for the great review. So glad you like Nile River Camp! It surely is a great place to talk to some really interesting people! Kind regards Mary More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Went with a group of friends studying in western Kenya for a fun weekend trip and we all really enjoyed our stayed in the bunk rooms. The staff were super friendly and accommodating, the food and drinks were good and inexpensive, and the Camp has a number of partnerships with local businesses that offer excursions (rafting, birding, river cruises, etc).... More 

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ManagerNileRiverCamp, Manager at Nile River Camp, responded to this review

Hi Matt, Sweet review, thanks for your efforts. The staff will be thrilled to read how you liked the place! Mary More 

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73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2016

Relaxing place especially after a day of rafting. The shop outside sells really good rolex if you want some. The place is beautiful and you can do whatever, relax by the river, take a kayak or have a beer overlooking the river

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Thanks for writting, we're glad you liked our place! More 

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45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We went as a group and had a great stay. Much more relaxed (and slightly older crowd)than explorians down the road. Food and drinks were well priced and great. The pool and garden were great for lounging in the sun. One friend didn't find bunk rooms as good, so suggest getting a private tent.

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Thank Tom M
ManagerNileRiverCamp, Manager at Nile River Camp, responded to this review

Hi Tom Glad you guys had a good time chilling out here! Thanks for taking the time to write up. The staff will be thrilled :) Mary More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Nile River Camp is a new camp site on the banks of the Nile River overlooking Bujagali Falls. Just 6 kms from Jinja, Uganda with a spectacular view of the Nile, brilliant sunsets and beautiful surroundings, the camp site is second to none in the area. The Nile River Camp has 8 spacious dorms, each with 3 double bunks that come with bedding. Each room has a veranda area overlooking our swimming pool and the bar/restaurant area. There is a massive camping area with designated levelled off sites for those who wish to pitch a tent and have their own space. We now have 10 Private Safari style tents available each overlooking the Nile and come either in single, double or twin configurations. Complimentary tea and coffee are served up to 10am for our overnight guests. The toilets and showers are very clean with hot water. Laundry facilities are also available. In house activities include Grade 5 Rafting, Fishing Trips, Birding Trips, Double Kayak Excursions, Mountain Biking, Rope Swing, SUP, Sunset Cruises, Tubing, Community Projects and Village Walks. You can also book Bungi Jumping, Horse Riding, Quad Biking and Jet Boating with us. Come on over and enjoy the Nile with us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nile River Camp

Address: Bujagali Falls, Jinja 9999, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
Price Range: $7 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Camping mainly, but also dormitories and safari tents.”
 of 5 bubbles judysam2016, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Dorms are basic, campsites (with one very nice exception) are just OK, and the safari tents are awesome.”
 of 5 bubbles Inostranets, May 2, 2016 | Read review
“Yeah, dorms are cheaper, but stay in a safari tent just for the view.”
 of 5 bubbles outwest15, Dec 18, 2015 | Read review
“If you have the cash for a fixed tents, they have awesome views when you wake up in the morning over Bujugali lake.”
 of 5 bubbles AliMcWhirter, Oct 26, 2015 | Read review
“Adventurous, great views”
 of 5 bubbles 169ellisc, Sep 17, 2015 | Read review
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