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“New year at the Haven”
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The Haven
Ranked #1 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Jinja
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We arrived at the Haven on our first night of a three week tour of Uganda . We had left Entebbe late after Kenya airways had lost our luggage for 6 hours and arrived after dark in the rain exhausted after our flight from the UK. We had planned on camping but the staff at the Haven took pity on us and allowed us to sleep in one of their bandas for the same price as camping. What a spectacular surprise we had in the morning .The Banda looks out over the most stunning view of the Nile rapids . We moved on the next day but agreed to return to the Haven for our last 2 nights in Uganda which included New year.
The Haven gets just about everything right. The location is stunning ,the facilities for camping and the bandas are first rate . This is the only camp site we found in Uganda that had hot water in the showers . The general atmosphere of the place is very relaxed similar to a well worn pub in England complete with pool table and TV. The food is not brilliant but it is good for Uganda and is served beautifully by the staff. New Year's Eve celebration was great fun ,the staff were very amusing as the evening wore on and they let their hair down!
The new swimming pool looks great and will be a further asset.
A very enjoyable stay and a great end to a wonderful Holliday .

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chris H
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

With a stunning view over the river Nile (preferably from a hammock) and nowhere to go, what else can you do then just relax and wait for the next excellent meal to be served?

If you have one, you can bring a tent, if you can spare it, sleeping in one of the banda's with a huge window overlooking the falls is a great choice, too.

Great place to spend the weekend.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Reinier B
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Passed by this place a few times and once spent the night there. The view on the rapids in the Nile is unbeatable, and this is overall a very relaxing place. Nice rooms and good food, tends to get a bit crowded on the weekends but can be absolutely quiet during the week. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank VincentUG
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Just spent the weekend at The Haven and I would definitely recommend it to everyone looking for a peaceful and beautiful place in Jinja! Food was very good and the staff was very helpful and sweet! Hot showers and nice swimming area in the Nile, not to mention the incredible view of the rapids!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank MartaBarberini
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

All rooms ar facing the rapid in te Nile river nd give you a spectacular view. The service is good and staff is friendly and helpful. we enjoyed our trip ot the source of the Nile and the magnificent birds you can spot at the area.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank RosalindaBelgium
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

On our trip to Uganda this year some of the team wanted to go horse riding on the Nile, some white water rafting while the rest of us opted to relax on our day off. On recommendation of The Haven we went along for breakfast. Wow! Outstanding, we went in to have tea and toast and ended up with a 7 course breakfast fit for a king. It is worth a visit just for the breakfast which consisted of coffee, fresh fruit were brought out along with freshly squeezed mango and passion fruit; this was served with sugar incase it was too tart. Fresh warm bread with butter, honey and chocolate spread. bacon, sausage, tomatoes and eggs of your choice. Toast and then cinnamon pancakes.
The resort is off the beaten track with well manicured lawns and clean accommodation but next to the Nile which give such breath-taking views. The staff were very well mannered and friendly. This is close to heaven.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Berni H
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

My wife and I spent our anniversary at the Haven. The views are wonderful. The grounds well kept. Truly surprising that such amenities are available from harvested rainwater and solar!

Lunch and dinner were fine meals, but breakfast was exceptional. Fresh breads, mounds of bacon, eggs, pancakes with several topping options. Great stuff!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bobby G
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Address: PO Box 1713, Jinja, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
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Ranked #1 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Jinja
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
The Haven Hotel Jinja

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