Sambiya River lodge
Sambiya River Lodge is centrally located in the famous Murchison Falls National Park and is only 20 minutes from the top of the falls. This lodge is a perfect location for those who want to experience the unique ambiance of Africa and it also gives you a picture on how a typical African man used to live in the grass thatched house to avoid too much heat and having environmentally friendly surrounding. The twenty thatched cottages include either one or two bedrooms with twin or double beds and each of the 26 bedrooms has its own private bathroom facilities as well as a veranda from which guests can relax and enjoy the tranquility of Africa. These self-contained cottages have amenities like hot water, showers and comfortable beds all with mosquito nests for your comfortable sleep. You will enjoy masala tea delivered to the front door first thing in the morning and guests enjoy it while watching the sunrise. Cottages are equipped with rechargeable emergency solar lights but clients are advised to carry flashlights and spare batteries with them on safari.
The open fronted lodged allows a panoramic vista of hills as well as game viewing along the Sambiya River and the adjacent grass covered flood plain. The surrounding area is known for viewing numerous species of bird life. Family cottages are also available consisting of two rooms with an interconnection door. The first room contains a double bed and the second room, two twin beds and the lodge prefers families with two to four children to take this option. Only one camp bed and/or baby cot is allowed per room since the rooms are not large enough to accommodate a third full size twin bed and mosquito nets are provided on all beds as well as baby cots. For clients seeking low-priced accommodation, Sambiya River Lodge offers twelve thatched bandas some of which that share bathroom facility blocks and three self-contained bandas (one double and two triples).
Guests take their meals in the Lodge dining area (storage, preparation and consumption of food in or outside of the rooms is strictly prohibited since it entices “unwelcome visitors”). For most of the year the park is hot by day and cool by night and a swimming pool offers a break from those African afternoons. You will also have the full bar and ice for a drink after a long day of exploring the park.
Activities near Sambiya River Lodge
You will experience the uniqueness of Murchison Falls National Park and while at Sambiya River Lodge request for the following packages and they will be right on your table; Travel across the Nile to the North Bank for a game drive through the rare Borassus Palm Forest and across rolling savannah as well as visiting the dramatic Nyamsika Plateau viewpoint. Take a cruise on the Nile to the renowned falls and view the abundance of hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, crocodiles and the rare shoebill stork. Track chimpanzees on foot in the Rabongo and Pabidi Forests or arrange a fishing expedition on the Nile. Walking safaris with a ranger guide can be arranged from the lodge for bird watchers. Park rangers claim Sambiya is one of the richest areas for viewing birds in the park and up to forty-five species have been recorded in one hour.