Where to Stay in Jinja

WILD WATERS LODGE

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The Wild Waters Lodge is located in its own exclusive island amidst the mystical Nile River offering breathtaking accommodation to Uganda safari undertakers visiting the region. The island is covered a thick riverine forest where the ten (10) counts of timber floor rooms are perched overlooking the mighty rapids. The spacious canvas walled and traditionally thatched boasting of private decks and beautiful free standing bath and wash basins offer remarkable overnight stay to all kinds of travellers.The raised walkways link the private rooms to the bar and restaurant area and provides memorable journey through the magnificent forest. The Main lodge is interestingly perched on a solid rock peninsula amidst the Nile rapids.

The Wild Waters Lodge is within the newly formed Wild waters reserve which is a congregation of mid-stream islands in the legendary Nile River. The Reserve is a habitat for various species including river otters, bird species and monitor lizards.The Wild waters lodge is accessed at 3km east of Kangulumira on the calm Kayunga road looping around Mabira Forest. It involves turning left at Nile Breweries for 26kms to the Kangulumira town. You will then turn right before Petrol Service Station and drive further for 3kms on Murram road to the gate of Wild waters fence where the guard will connect with the lodge to send the boat for pick up.

 

JINJA NILE RESORT

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Located on 30 acres of land on the banks of the mystical Nile River, the Jinja Nile Resort is well structured with beautiful landscapes dotted with palm trees, lawns and impressive tropical plants.

Accommodation at Jinja Nile Resort is comprised of 140 rooms featuring coffee and tea makers. The Resort has impressive views of the Nile River enjoyed on the respective guest room balconies. The Kitchens feature refrigerators while wireless internet is available.

Accommodation is distributed in the following units;

Standard single rooms: This is equipped with one queen sized bed, wireless internet, Satellite TV, en suite wash room, safe and a desk. Its private Kitchen is equipped with refrigerator and coffee maker.

Standard Double/Twin rooms: This is equipped with a double bed or twin beds enjoying the views of the river and the swimming pool from the balcony. The wireless internet is available along with satellite TV, desk, safe and the in house massage is available on request. The rooms also have private Kitchen equipped with a refrigerator and a coffee/teal maker. The rooms are self-contained.

Standard Room Nile Facing

The standard room Nile facing has double or twin beds and it offers impressive views of the Nile River. There is wireless internet access, Satellite TV, in room massage on request, private Kitchen stocked with coffee/tea maker and a refrigerator. The rooms are self-contained.

Single Room Nile Facing

This single room enjoys beautiful views of the Nile. It has en suite wash rooms, refrigerator, desk, safe, internet connectivity and a TV.

Junior Suite

The junior suite features one King Bed with the views of the River enjoyed from the comfort of your balcony. There is wireless internet, Satellite TV, private Kitchen with refrigerator and coffee/tea maker, en suite wash rooms, in room massage n request, a safe and a desk.

Jinja Nile Resort has 3 well stocked bars, 2 modern restaurants, pool side terrace, 2 private dining rooms, conference dining room positioned close to the dining area and can arrange outside catering services.

Jinja Nile Resort has 2 conference halls with the seating capacity of up to 400 persons, sound proofing and stage, public Address system, slide projector, overhead projector, committee rooms of 2 – 15 persons, TV, Video deck, flip chart stand & paper and secretarial services.

Jinja Nile Resort also has extensive recreation and entertainment facilities including; steam bath and massage parlor, swimming pool with Kids section, sauna, steam bath, private rest room for relaxation, three pool tables, squash court, tennis court, Chip & Putt golf hole, weekend discos and comfortable lounge.

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THE HAVEN

Located at about 20km North West of the town of Jinja on the western bank of the Nile, the haven approximately 2 hours’ drive from Kampala. The drive along Kampala – Jinja involves a left turn in Njeru heading to Kayunga for 15km and then approach the Haven sign post where you will then turn right driving for further 3km to reach at the Haven. The Haven is a relaxed and peaceful lodge on the banks of the Nile and lies with in a very close to where white water rafting commences. The bar and restaurant thrive at the middle of the lodge with good views of the Nile River. The residents enjoy unlimited access to Wi-Fi internet and a swimming pool.

Accommodation at the Haven is offered in four various forms of accommodation units crafted using natural materials and designed with earth colors blending with the surrounding eco-system.

Luxury Bungalows

The Have has four (4) luxury bungalows which are very spacious equipped with Double/Twin beds and a comfortable reading area. The rooms also have hot and cold running water in the en suite showers. The units have got private terraces overlooking the Nile and rapids. The towels, beddings and mosquito nets are provided.

Luxury Bandas:
The Haven has got 2 thatched huts that are set in traditional style. The huts have private terraces overlooking the Nile. The washrooms are inside and the rooms can take single, double and twin beds. The beddings, towels and mosquito nets are catered for.

Honeymooner

This is the last unit in the row and offers complete privacy. The room features a King sized bed, expanse terrace, swinging couch, big bath in the living room where the couple can encounter the unusual bath while enjoying the views of the rapids. A big shower exists in the separated bathroom overlooking the river. The Mosquito nets, beddings and towels are provided.

Camping

The Haven also has got a well leveled camping ground overlooking the Nile. The ground has got barbeque facilities and a sanitary block with hot water and 24/7 electricity.

For the lazy camping option, the mattresses are provided along with beddings, soap and 4 chairs. Kindly note that music is not allowed on the camp site.

 

GATELY ON THE NILE

The Gately in the Nile is strategically located on the shores of Lake Victoria and at about 5 minutes’ walk to the source of the Nile. Located on Plot 47 Nile Crescent, Jinja, the Gately on the Nile has impressive views of the gigantic Victoria Lake. Accommodation is provided in five exclusive bed rooms that are self-contained in the main building, double storied cottages overlooking the water front and two luxury rooms in the lake side lodge. The facility offers free broad band wireless internet for guests, good meals in its modern restaurant, a sundowner terrace lounge, laundry and dry cleaning services, in house Masseuse and 24/7 security.

Rates:

Room Types Meal Arrangements
Main house rooms BB HB FB
Single $80 $100 $120
Double $105 $145 $185
Lake Side Cottages & Lodge      
Single $130 $150 $170
Double $175 $215 $255

 

BILKON HOTEL

The Bilkon hotel is a residential and holiday accommodation unit perched on Kampala Road 2km from Jinja town Center. Accommodation at Bilkon Hotel is offered in a range of 56 rooms that are well equipped with an AC, Satellite TV and wireless internet. The rooms include the standard single rooms, Second class single rooms featuring spa bath and shower, Third class single rooms, double rooms and twin rooms.

Bilkon Hotel also has impressive lounge and bar not forgetting terrace or Gazebo restaurants

There are also conference facilities of 20 – 200 seat capacity and facilities like the flip charts, projector and Public Address system are available.

Bilkon Hotel is also ideal for receptions and wedding functions. Its expanse gardens present ideal grounds for such functions.

 

Rates:

Standard Single rooms 57,000/=
Second Class Single rooms 57,000/=
Third Class Single rooms 57,000/=
Double rooms 72,000/=
Twin rooms 95,000/=

 

KINGFISHER SAFARIS RESORT JINJA

The King fisher Safaris Resort is a German managed Hotel positioned at 9km from Jinja and 82km from Kampala with magnificent views of Lake Victoria.

Accommodation at Kingfisher Safaris resort is provided in Bandas structured in an African style but well designed and equipped to the modern standards. There are 6 double rooms, 4 family units, 2 suites, 7 twin and 28 single rooms. The family units feature two rooms with a connecting door. With these facilities, King Fisher resort can accommodate up to 96 Uganda safari undertakers The resort also has meeting rooms ideal for workshops and seminars.

King Fisher Resort Jinja also boasts of a modern restaurant, swimming pool, well stocked bar, beach bar where noise loving guests can have a blast, spacious gardens presenting ideal grounds for parties meetings and fellowships. The BBQ is arranged on advance order. There is an expanse conference hall with a set capacity of 100 people and secure parking space is provided.

Rates for Venues

Adult 3,000/=
Children 1,500/=
Above 45 Pax     Adult 2,500/=
Children Child 1,000/=

 

King Fisher Resort has got a playground for children equipped with sand pond, spring zebras, swings, and slides among others. If the main camping area is fully occupied, the playground is then used for camping.

Room Rates:

Rooms Non Residents Residents
Family Unit $165 $235,000/=
Economic Family unit $150 215,000/=
Double Room $130 180,000/=
Economic Double $115 150,000/=
Double room Single occupancy $105 135,000/=
Single Room $85 115,000/=
Suite $170 235,000/=
Extra Person Adult $30 40,000/=
Extra Person Child $20 35,000/=
Camping (Exclusive of equipment & Breakfast)   22,000/=
Child   11,000/=

The family units take 2 adults and 2 children below the age of 16 years.

 

SOURCE OF THE NILE HOTEL

The Source of the Nile Hotel is positioned on the 200 meters from the mighty Nile River and the accommodation is offered in its lush rooms that range from Single to Twin.

The Single are executive and well spacious presenting a comfortable stay for single travellers. The twin rooms are equipped with two comfortable beds that are ideal for friends travelling together. The Source of the Nile Hotel has a magnificent restaurant with a range of menus including a la carte and table d’hote. The extensive gardens also present good rounds for enjoying snacks.

The source of the Nile Hotel also has conference and wedding facilities with three rooms of 10 – 60 people capacity and two exterior garden options of 500 and 1000 people capacity respectively.

The Source of the Nile Hotel has Satellite TV, Wi-Fi and cable internet, shower and bath in every room and tiled floors across the hotel.

Rates

  Rates per person
Single $70
Twin $60
Suite $150
Deluxe $100

SUNSET HOTEL INTERNATIONAL
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The Sunset International Hotel Jinja is a modern convention hotel that suits the interests of Sunset business and leisure travellers. The Multi storied Hotel has 68 rooms with the bed total of 122 beds that are well furnished.

The rooms include the Standard double rooms with Satellite TV and AC, Deluxe double rooms with single spa bath & shower along with satellite TV, fridges and AC, Suites with provision to adding an office, Kitchen, and dinning upon request, executive rooms with four poster bed but without Jacuzzi, Executive rooms with Jacuzzi overlooking the Nile.

Rates:

Standard rooms $40
Deluxe double rooms $50
Suites $80
Executive rooms without Jacuzzi $70
Executive rooms with Jacuzzi $100

Take note of the following;

  1. All executive rooms, some deluxe & few standard rooms enjoy the Nile River views.
  2. All Executive & some deluxe rooms contain fridges, AC, Satellite TV & telephone service.
  • The local hotel tax is paid per person and is exclusive of room prices.

 

Regarding meetings, conferences and seminars, Sunset Hotel International has 3 conference halls that accommodate 50 – 150 Pax. The conference and seminar arrangements comes along with Wi-Fi internet, slide projector, wireless microphone, white board with markers, flipcharts, Photocopier Computer/PC, meeting equipment like VHS Video, TV set and CD Player – LCD Projector, conference pens and pads and the sign board outside the meeting room.

Sunset Hotel International also features spacious vehicle parking, spacious gardens, well stocked bar, modern restaurant and internet connectivity, telephone in the rooms and wake up calls can be set, baggage storage, dry cleaning services and laundry, car parking, room service, tourist information and a kiosk on the ground level.

 

BRISK HOTEL TRIANGLE

The Brisk Recreation Limited is spread across 12 acres of luxurious private property close to the source of the Nile. It offers accommodation in a range 130 guestrooms that are well spaced along with suites that have got fresh and contemporary deriving comfort elegance and style depicting typical luxury home.

The rooms’ windows and doors feature the impressive views of Lake Victoria which is the largest tropical lake in the whole world. The rooms at Brisk Hotel feature a two dual-line telephone, voice mail, complimentary Wi-Fi, color TV, luxurious beddings, select bath amenities and complimentary coffee or tea. Brisk Hotel Triangle also has modern restaurant, well-stocked bar and conference facilities.

 RATES:

Single pool side 62,000/=
Double room pool side 73,000/=
Single room new wing 73,000/=
Double room new wing 85,000/=
Deluxe single room 97,000/=
Twin Room 120,000/=
Triple Room 162,000/=
Executive Suite (AC) 215,000/=

Budget

Explorer River Camp Bujagali.

Positioned at 8km from the town of Jinja overlooking the newly formed Lake Bujagali as it is sometimes referred, the Explorers River Camp has impressive views of the Nile along with delicious meals and well stocked bar. Accommodation is offered in dormitories safari tents and provision for camping.

The Explorers Camp Bujagali has 7 dormitories six self-contained rooms and 22 safari tents. There are terraced safari tents and standard safari tents in the main camping grounds. Beddings are supplied in all the units. The Camp offers free Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, outdoor lounge and bar, Campers BBQ areas, nightly videos of the days rafting action, jetty area for swimming, George’s book exchange and laundry service.

Rates

Camping $7
Dormitory $12
Double Room $30
Extra person in a double room $10
Standard safari tent $30
Safari Tent Extra $35
En-suite room $50

 

Explores Back Packers Bujagali:

The Explorers Back Packers has four dorms with enough space, double rooms and provision for camping. The well-stocked bar and comfortable couches not forgetting the lounge area present remarkable leisure encounters at the lodge. The facility has satellite TV, good food, free internet and free coffee and tea. There are hot showers, pool table and a laundry service.

Rates

Camping $7pp
Dormitory $12pp
Double room $30
Extra person in double room $10

 

2 Friends Guesthouse

The 2 Friends Guesthouse was opened in 2002 and offers relaxed overnight accommodation to Uganda safari undertakers in Jinja town. The 2 Friends Guest house is positioned at about 10minutes walking distance from the Jinja’s main street.

The atmosphere of 2 Friends Guesthouse depicts African setting dotted with impressive art and crafts. The Guesthouse features 24/7 security and reception while the rooms are self-contained along with Satellite TV, wireless internet and comfortable bed and beddings.

The 2 Friends Guesthouse also has a swimming pool adorned with beautiful sculpture pieces that are locally made. The establishment also serves delicious meals ranging from Breakfast, lunch and Dinner. Accommodation is offered in 7 double rooms and 1 twin room.

Rates:

Single $136 BB
Double $154 BB
Extra Person $36 BB

 

Accommodation is also offered in Art House which is decorated with African arts and crafts. There are 8 double rooms, 1 twin and 1 family (Double & a single).

Rates:

Single $107 BB
Double $124   BB
Extra Person $36   BB

 

URJIO’S PIZZERIA AND GUESTHOUSE

The Surjio’s is positioned on the shores of Lake Victoria and it offers accommodation in its well-designed 23 bedrooms. The restaurant is re-known for its delicious pizzas that are made from organic locally grown food stuffs. The Saurjio’s accommodation is very clean and attends to guest comfort with most of the rooms overlooking Lake Victoria. The guesthouse has the capacity to accommodate up to 56 people. The Surjio’s has gone ahead to add new apartments with 2 and 3 bed rooms. The guesthouse has a public lounge with Wi-Fi internet connectivity and lounge area. Formerly it was known as the Palm tree Guesthouse also has a swimming pool and laundry.

TIMTON HOTEL JINJA

The Tim Ton Hotel is positioned on plot 15 Jackson Crescent in the town of Jinja. Accommodation at Tim Ton Hotel is provided in self-contained rooms both single and double and provision for camping. The Hotel has well maintained gardens along with a well-stocked bar and modern restaurant not forgetting a secure parking space.

COOL BREEZE HOTEL

The Cool Breeze Hotel has got self-contained rooms along with a digital satellite TV, garden bar, and laundry. The Hotel lies in close proximity to the golf club, the source of the Nile and Nile adventure encounters.

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