Sambiya River Lodge
Sambiya River Lodge is centrally located in Murchison Falls National Park. This Uganda safari lodge in Murchison Falls is only 20 minutes from the top of the falls. Sambiya River Lodge is the perfect location if on Uganda safari to Murchison Falls. This is the place to be if you want to experience the unique ambiance of Africa. The surrounding leopard country is a mixture of savannah plain and dense forest. This area supports a variety of wildlife untouched by mass tourism. Murchison Falls National Park offers stupendous views of the dramatic waterfalls of the Nile River.
The open fronted lodge allows a panoramic vista of hills. You will enjoy game viewing along the Sambiya River. The surrounding area is known for viewing numerous species of bird life. For most of the year the park is hot by day and cool by night. Sambiya River Lodge has a swimming pool. This offers a break from those hot African afternoons. There are floodlights that illuminate the river area after dark. This enables one can see as well as listen to the sounds of the African night.
Sambiya River Lodge was designed as a small eco-lodge. Most of the trees in the concession area were undisturbed. This has consequently made the site very ‘green'. Sambiya River Lodge was built with materials from the area. The lodge acquires its hot water from the sun. Over ninety percent of the employees come from the region. Most of them have been trained on the job. As much of the food served at the Lodge as possible is bought from the vicinity. Sambiya River Lodge also supports the Anaka Women’s Group. The lodge offers the women a platform to sell their crafts in the gift shop.
Sambiya River Lodge has made it a priority to be eco-friendly. Solar water heaters provide warm showers. A generator provides electricity in the mornings from the first wakeup call until 7am. This is repeated in the evenings from approximately 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm. The cottages are equipped with rechargeable emergency lights.
Cottages at Sambiya River Lodge
Sambiya River Lodge's unique charm is in the atmosphere of intimacy. This is what the lodge provides to its guests. The twenty thatched cottages are either one or two bedrooms with twin or double beds. Each of the 26 bedrooms has its own private bathroom facilities. The cottages have a veranda from which guests can relax and enjoy the tranquility of Africa. Service at Sambiya River Lodge is friendly and unobtrusive. The staff is proud of their skills and is pleased to be of service. Sambiya River Lodge looks forward to welcoming you for a magical African safari adventure experience.
Budget Accommodation in Murchison Falls at Sambiya River Lodge
Sambiya River offers ten thatched bandas. These are for clients seeking low-priced accommodation. Some of the bandas share bathroom facility blocks. There is only one that is self-contained. Guests take their meals in the Lodge dining area. Those staying in the bandas are welcome to use the Lodge swimming pool.
Cancellation / Prepayment
PAYMENT & RESERVATIONS POLICY
Reservation and confirmation of a room at Sambiya River Lodge has requirements. Clients are required to pay 50% down payment for the requested services. The balance will be required at least 14 days prior to your date of arrival.
African Safari Tour will hold a reservation for up to seven days at a client's request. This is to allow the client time to send a deposit payment. This is if Sambiya River Lodge booking are over a month prior to the service. This must be received before we can confirm your booking. If confirmation is not received within the seven days all blocked rooms at Sambiya River Lodge will be automatically released for re-sale. The full amount of the service must be made within 14 days of date of arrival at Sambiya River Lodge. As for bookings within a month of service, full payment shall be requested for. This will be required before confirmation of Sambiya River Lodge is undertaken.
All cancellations must be received in writing. This will take effect from the date received by African Safari Tour. The following cancellation charges will apply.
More than 56 days before departure: No cancellation fee
56-49 days before departure: 25%
48-29 days before departure: 35%
28-0 days before departure: 100%
The non-issuing of an invoice or non-payment of deposit will not exempt passengers from these cancellation and administration fees. We regret we can make no exception to the charges and strongly recommend that insurance is taken out to cover cancellation fees. These cancellation charges can vary subject to the trading terms of our suppliers.
Children and extra beds
Children older than 2 years are welcome at Sambiya River Lodge. One child from 2 to 11.9 years is charged 50 % of the room stay per night and person in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds for children in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Accepted credit cards
Visa Card, MasterCard, American Express