We had passed Samuka Island on our way to another island nearby on a few previous trips. We had talked about going to Samuka one time, and I was so glad that we finally did it. We stayed 3 days, and only saw one other group come to do a day visit. Otherwise we had the whole island to ourselves! The staff was so friendly and helpful. The room was nice and spacious, with a good bathroom. Our first day there was a storm, and the solar power didn't work so well, so we were thankful for the generator power at night. The food was excellent, though a bit spendy. And each of the 3 meals kept us full until the next meal time! The rooms were very clean. But there were always a lot of lake flies everywhere, so it was hard to enjoy food or drinks outside of the room. We enjoyed playing billiards and swimming in the pool (though the pool did need to be cleaned before we entered, and they removed a lizard for us). The restaurant was in the middle of remodeling, so it will be nice to see the results. Overall we really enjoyed our stay, including the speedboat to and from the island.…
This was our second visit in 5 months. To our surprise we were upgraded to the Executive cottage! Great gesture indeed. The boat ride was swift, service generally prompt and the fresh air plus wildlife to die for. The observation deck as per last time was our favorite hang out. Lovely sunsets indeed. I would recommend again. Capt did delay on return trip to Jinja. We shall come again for part 3. Au revoir.
The island is prestine for nature lovers. Service is friendly and polite. Could do with better stocked bar and menu offers. We were the only couple on the island last weekend, but even more effort could have been spared to tailor our needs. Notwithstanding transport was efficient and I would highly recommend to others.
The staff and the setting are what make Samuka Island really special. Michael and his team are well-trained, wonderful hosts. Our experience was that they couldn't have done more to make us welcome and comfortable and the island has an incredible view of the surrounding lake. Food was great and drinks well-stocked. The main building and swimming pool could have been a bit cleaner but we found it to be completely fine given the circumstances of covid-19. Would recommend to anyone coming to Jinja.
This was the best place to rest and recuperate after months in lockdown. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. You truly feel at peace there. The food and accommodations were amazing! Recommending this to all of my friends. I hope that I get to go back very soon!