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Sambiya River Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I spent six nights at Sambiya River lodge in February of 2016 and had an excellent experience. Six nights is probably unusually long, but I came for some stargazing as well as for the wildlife experience. My unusual stargazing request was accommodated as were my special dietary needs (no gluten due to Celiac's). First off, the facilities and grounds are... More 

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birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge, responded to this review

Victor S, we were so thrilled to hear that your trip was a success and the kitchen was able to accommodate your dietary needs. We really try to cater to each of our visitors - especially when it comes to medical or religious purposes. It was such a pleasure to hear about your stargazing. And I know that Debbie enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We were spoilt with wonderful game sightings, the best we've experienced across South Africa and Namibia. Such rich game. You absolutely must do the chimp trekking from there. It was a once in a lifetime experience. Sambiya assigned us Omari as our driver from Kampala. He was so experienced and knowledgeable of what should be done when. He added such... More 

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birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Isn't the Chimp trekking a treat? And every time you go you see something different! We are so glad you were blessed with Omari as your driver. He is one of the best in the industry and Uganda! We do hope you will return for a visit soon - you are always welcome! More 

Kampala, Uganda
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Visiting Sambiya River Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda was such a treat! We enjoyed every moment: from the warm welcome, the organized way everything is managed to the detailed information shared by the owner. But the best thing about the lodge is its location and its peace and quiet (my ears hurt upon arrival, it was so... More 

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birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge, responded to this review

Mama_Maasa, thank you for posting your review! We too wish you could have stayed longer and hope that you can return to us again soon for another recharge. Cheers to your 2016! More 

Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

After several days of driving around Uganda, we spent our last safari evening at Sambiya River Lodge. We arrived late, but were welcomed with fresh juice and friendly people. The room was clean and so quiet--only the sound of wildlife, mostly tree frogs at night, birds in the morning. The chef agreeably cooked up our requests for dinner. Breakfast was... More 

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birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge, responded to this review

Karen M., Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so glad that our enjoyed your home away from home. We hope you can return to us soon. Karibu! More 

Khartoum, Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were a mixed group of visitors, men, wome and children, staying at the lodge while we experienced the National Park and could not be happier with the services received, both in Kampala at the sales office and at the park.

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birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge, responded to this review

IngemarBj, we are thrilled that you and your group enjoyed your trip to the Park and your stay at Sambiya River Lodge! Thank you for your review and hope you can return soon. Karibu. More 

Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I highly recommend Sambiya River Lodge. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, with all that we could need. The location is secure and convenient as it is not that far from the game park. The food was amazing and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Sambiya is an excellent place for a holiday, even if you aren't... More 

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birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge, responded to this review

CamilleLim, we so appreciate your generous review. We hope you will be able to vacation with us again soon. Karibu! More 

Waterford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Food was amazing.service was very good despite there being a big group of us.accomodation was basic but perfect for an overnight mid-safari.would definitely stay again !!it was very relaxing to just chill after dinner.beautiful surroundings in the middle of Murchison National Park

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birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, IrishRide! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for recommending Sambiya River Lodge to others. We hope you can visit again soon. Cheers. More 

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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for three nights earlier this month as part of a two and half week trip in Uganda and Sambiya was by far my favourite place. The thatched cottages are lovely - clean, nicely decorated and with good views of the forest. The restaurant and reception area are also nice, decorated in a traditional safari style. The lodge... More 

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birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge, responded to this review

12Lucy34, we are so glad that you were able to get away from it all, turn off the phone and enjoy the lodge and park. Please visit again soon! Cheers. More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

After coming back from a trip in Uganda, I thought back to the few places I had stayed. Sambiya River Lodge was by far my favourite, with incredible food and service. A massive thanks to Charles and Julius in particular for their services. The room itself was magnificent and beautiful. You can't slate it until you've seen how well the... More 

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birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge, responded to this review

touristkid123, we are thrilled that we left such lasting memories from your visit to Uganda. We will be sure to pass along your thanks to Charles and Julius! They will be honored to hear it. Karibu! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Myself and 26 others stayed in Sambiya recently. We were met by a friendly, warm welcoming and safe atmosphere. We received amazing food and great service. I would thoroughly recommend staying here for a truly authentic, safari trip.

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Leafyx, we are so glad that you had a great visit with us. Please come back again soon! Karibu! More 

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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. Pleaser see our website for further information. We look forward to welcoming you to Sambiya River Lodge! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sambiya River Lodge

Address: Central Reservations Office | 1 Kafu Road, Kampala, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Murchison Falls National Park
Price Range: $53 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Sambiya River Hotel Murchison Falls National Park
Sambiya River Lodge Uganda/Murchison Falls National Park
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