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Samuka island Retreat

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Samuka Island Retreat is a boutique lodge within a bird Sanctuary with over 50 species of birds. Samuka Island is just off the shores of Jinja, Uganda, only one and half hours away from Kampala but a world away from the crowd. A gentle boat trip from Rumours at the Source of the Nile in Jinja will take the discerning traveler to Samuka Island. With a spectacular waterfront setting, natural beauty, and the option of relaxing in a secluded spot, all combine to make your stay the perfect way to refresh the mind, body, and delight the senses.
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Pool
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Breakfast included
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Luxury
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Entebbe Airport63 mi
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Samuka Island Retreat is a boutique lodge within a bird Sanctuary with over 50 species of birds. Samuka Island is just off the shores of Jinja, Uganda. They don't have Gorillas or Chimpanzees, Lions or Elephants.

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Enga D
Response from Daniel T, Owner at Samuka island RetreatResponded April 18, 2018

Thank you for your review. And we look forward to welcoming you back to the โ€œZanzibarโ€ of Uganda. Thank you.

Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

I couldn't believe why I had never visited this island. The staff are fantastic,food and the environment is breathtaking. Booked through Jumia Travel, am bringing my clan here ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŽ‰ Miss Uganda UK team

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Jackie M
Response from Daniel T, Owner at Samuka island RetreatResponded March 25, 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Samuka Island. We thank you for your positive comments and we hope to welcome you and your friends once again.

Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

This is the right location if you like to stay at far away from busy city hectic. The Island has approx 52 bird species. Nice swimming pool, view and vast gardens for retreats and outdoor activities. The 20 minute speed boat ride from The Source...More

Date of stay: January 2018
1  Thank Edgar K
Reviewed December 11, 2017

its acool place located on lake Victoria, the island has abeautiful scenery and it provides room for parties, the place is cool and I really enjoyed travelling on the waters of lake Victoria, I really love the place, home away from home, the source of...More

Date of stay: January 2017
2  Thank kimbugwesaddam
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Wow. .. it was a very amazing place with excellent customer service. I would definitely recommend everyone to visit. It's a place where one can go away from the busy city and have peace filled moments..

Date of stay: November 2017
1  Thank Kalende T
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Holly Suzanne B
January 19, 2017|
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Response from Daniel T | Property representative |
The round trip boat transfer is ush 200,000 per boat and not per person. There are also other boats available at the Source of the Nile in Jinja that one can also negotiate with. It is not required that one has to use our... More
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"Best for for corporate events, weddings, Birthday Parties, team building."
engad2018
Apr 16, 2018
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"Agood place for retreats"
kimbugwesaddam
Dec 11, 2017
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"The rooms are spacious."
poshdosheddie
Oct 15, 2017
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"Choose the De Luxe cottage. Great value for money . Good water pressure and Hot Water. Embark the boat from..."
jinjaman
Oct 9, 2017
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PRICE RANGE
$79 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
UgandaEastern RegionJinja
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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