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Sambiya River Lodge

Southern sector of Murchison Falls National Park, Murchison Falls National Park 00256 Uganda
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#1 of 1 hotels in Murchison Falls National Park
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Sambiya River Lodge is a family run eco lodge in the Heart of Murchison Falls National Park, a twenty minute drive from the top of the famous falls. Situated on a bluff over looking the Sambiya River valley, the property is home to numerous birds, bushbucks, waterbucks, Cape buffalo, leopard, as well as visiting lions & elephants. We have a resident UWA ranger guide to take guests on walking safaris, as well as game safaris on the new circuits recently put in on the southern side of the River Nile. Please see our website for further information. We look forward to welcoming you to Sambiya River Lodge!
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Free parking
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Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
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Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili

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Southern sector of Murchison Falls National Park, Murchison Falls National Park 00256 Uganda
Sambiya River Lodge
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iopo wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom196 contributions76 helpful votes
Fun place to base yourself if you're exploring Murchison Falls. Rooms are brilliant, most overlooking a watering hole which is frequented by water buffalo and baboons. The staff were so friendly and really took good care of us. Stunning dining area and meals were tasty. Added bonus that they have adventure activities such as zip lining.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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Mugisha I wrote a review Jan 2024
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The experience was amazing, beautiful cottages very comfortable and good customer care.. The guide Morris was the best 👍 team work, zip lining , swimming and the food, I can’t even say .. WOW i’ll definitely go back ❤️
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Joachim o wrote a review Jan 2024
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Most experiential safari lodge I have been to. Every single day I have enjoyed this place . Best choice for people looking for experiential safaris. I engaged in activities like zip lining, game drive, breakfast at the top of the falls and even swinging.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Richard K wrote a review Jan 2024
Kampala, Uganda1 contribution1 helpful vote
The lodge is one of a kind and its experience makes the wild look like home. The hospitality of the hosts right from bookings from Maurice, cordination by Pearl and the reception by Annie Gret is world class. I can say this is one of the very best of the lodges in Uganda. I cant wait to be at Sambiya River Lodge for my honey moon. I cant sign out without mentioning the food, the chef tailor made all the meals that my American colleagues always went for more. Thank you Sambiya.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: The Uganda Wildlife Authority gate closes at 7pm. Be sure to be there on time.
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Chris R wrote a review Dec 2023
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Wonderful place to stay. Rooms are fantastic and food is great. You have to try the zip line. Make sure you order your food an hour before you want it. Power is limited due to it being solar, make sure you charge your devices. No power usually between 11:30pm and 6am.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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consulardude wrote a review Oct 2023
Kampala, Uganda6 contributions
Good location near Murchison Falls. Rooms are clean, bathrooms kinda cool with inside and outside showers. We had no hot water though in the morning because the solar heating system seems to be insufficient. Staff was friendly but the bar and wait staff need additional service training. We were seated in the lounge in the evening but no one approached us to ask us if we needed anything. Ok, no problem, I went to the bar, but at the time the bar was occupied by several people who appeared to be service staff, watching a soccer match on tv. They were very loud throughout dinner. At lunches and dinners, the waitstaff doesn’t offer drinks. Food is sub par. Coffee is undrinkable. It’s too bad because with more staff training and some upgrades to the food quality it wouldn’t be a bad place. Oh, also, at checkout the reception insisted we show proof we had paid for accommodation even though we had paid in advance. He wanted a printout of our proof of payment which we didn’t have. We eventually found our email on our phone. Just a hassle that was unnecessary.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Joyce N wrote a review Sep 2023
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Sambiya River Lodge is wonderful and relaxing place to stay in. The rooms / beds are very comfortable ( European style). Customer care was at Point from receiving the guest and making sure the you feel at home . Always smiling 😀😀😀. I want to thank mr. Morris the gentleman man who help me book online and Moses at the reception who made my stay very memorable. And the staff who served us food from breakfast till dinner making sure we enjoyed out meals. Am so greatful the i chose Sambiya River Lodge. We were even upgraded 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾 I can’t thank you enough but i will recommend your Hotel on social media platforms. Thankyou so much. Yours Joyce.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Marcel J wrote a review Aug 2023
Guatemala City, Guatemala16 contributions18 helpful votes
Staff is really kind, food is good, the round cabins are amazing. Excellent place to stay for some safari and a visit to the Murchison falls are a must. The hotel also arranged for a wonderful breakfast at the top of the fall, breathtaking!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Rwenzel S wrote a review Aug 2023
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Right from the impeccable staff reception to the lit services and the amazing beautiful lodge. Sambiya river lodge is the gem of murchison falls national park. We can not wait to go back to the beautiful lodge. We cannot fail to appreciate the amazing Proscovia with her wonderful smile that made us feel at home
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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sadstone1 wrote a review Aug 2023
Moscow, Russia74 contributions101 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights in the lodge. The staff is wonderfull and very friendly, they try to help. Even the delay if our checkin was compensated with 2 glasses of wine, that's great. Family room is actually two double rooms connected between, very convenient if you are with children. For sure try canopy walk and forest swing as they are nice and free if charge, zip line is ok and not very expensive - 22$ per adult, 13$ per kid. The most amazing thing is the breakfast at the top of the waterfall. They charge for it 30$ per adult and 20$ per kid, plus it was a surprise to pay extra 30$ for all for the tickets to get there. This is really great - eat near the roraing river. I remove 1 star for the meat in their restaurant. They try to cook it well, but the meat itself is terrible, almost imposdible to chew, though we tried chicken, beef, goat, all was similar. May be it was cheap meat itself, dont know. The management better think about it.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sambiya River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Sambiya River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sambiya River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sambiya River Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sambiya River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sambiya River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Is Sambiya River Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.