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“Excellent accommodation - reasonable prices”
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Adrift Riverbase
Ranked #9 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Jinja
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Excellent accommodation - reasonable prices”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

We stayed at this resort for two nights as part of our tour through Uganda. This was by far the best place we stayed at during our travels of Uganda. We stayed in one of their tents which had two single beds. The tent had a lamp, good space, was very clean and comfortable and had mosquito nets that fell all the way to the floor. Hot showers were available. Excellent staff. A number of day trips and activities were available at the resort. An excellent stay.

Room Tip: No lights in the toilets though so make sure you have a head lamp/torch.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2011

The rooms seemed ok until we found the rats running around inside and the monkeys hopping on the roof at 6AM. We also had some types of bugs in our bed as we woke up with bites all over our arms (despite sleeping in a mosquito net).

Bar area was a ton of fun (I would recommend stopping by). Bungee jumping is also a must do. Tony the Bunjee Master was awesome and super safe. In recollection, Bungee jumping was the highlight of my 5 weeks in Africa.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 5, 2010

We hadn't planned to stay - but having done the rafting & bungee jump. We stayed even though we had cases not a backpack & so were out of place!! But the location was fabulous, the wildlife superb, the food good, the washrooms fabulous - incredible value for money. We were woken by monkeys on the roof and on the trees outside. The unimpeded view was over the Nile. Staff were courteous & helpful. I would go back again - anytime!! (Maybe not to bungee jump next time!!)

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 27, 2010

I camped at Adrift Riverbase in July and I have to say this was my worst accommodation during 2 months spent in Africa. In addition to solo travelers, a number of large tours were staying here so the camp was packed with tents. The bathrooms were too small for such a crowd so there were always 30 minute plus lines for showers and toilets became very dirty (with feces on the floor of bathrooms for example). But the kicker was, my second night the bar blasted music until 3 AM! I was waking up at 5:30 so this arrangement was not ideal. Music was so loud the ground was shaking. It was loud to being with but at midnight, just around the time people started to sleep, they TURNED THE MUSIC UP! It was like trying to sleep in a night club. Adrift has buses that pick up rafters from Kampala and other locations, so I would stay elsewhere if you plan on rafting with them. (I would highly recommend the rafting company though, as I had a great experience with them).

  • Stayed July 2010
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Bingwa, Owner at Adrift Riverbase, responded to this review, August 18, 2010
We have recognised that the Adrift Riverbase has outgrown it's capacity, but attempts to open new properties to cater for the demand of the Riverbase have been frustrated by resource consent.
We regret the overcrowding and are rapidly moving to alleviate the problem.
In September 2009, our incredible new property Wildwaters Lodge, opens on a mid-stream island in the Nile for those with a healthier budget and a desire for privacy, exclusion and a taste for the extraordinary.
See www.wild-uganda.com
Watch this space as more, budget orientated properties are being developed.
The Adrift Team.
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Property: Adrift Riverbase
Address: Next To Jinja Nile Resort | outside Jinja, on the River Nile, Jinja n/a, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Jinja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
•Comfortable safari tents (8x) with thatched roofs, twin beds,•Wooden chalets (3x) with double beds and private decks,•Tastefully appointed dormitory rooms with 36x beds•Cliff-top bar and restaurant with unrivaled Nile views and great food•Night video showings of the day’s rafting action•Nile High Bungee jump and Full moon bungee jumping•Internet access: just ask our friendly staff•FREE vehicle shuttle from Kampala to Jinja. ... more   less 

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