Experience Jinja & Samuka Island Retreat
Samuka island retreat is a beautiful offshore resort located in Jinja approximately 20 minutes by boat ride from the source of the Nile. Samuka Island offers perfect accommodation in Jinja for both business and leisure travelers. This beautiful resort hotel in Jinja also offers bed and breakfast options for travelers intending to spend one or two nights in Jinja .Samuka island retreat is the perfect get away for honeymoon couples seeking a relaxing, peaceful and yet beautiful destination for your tours in Uganda. Speed boats to Samuka Island via the source of the Nile are available at the Rumours bar located at the source of the Nile.
A paradise away from home! Fantastic customer care. Breath taking beauty! I couldn’t ask for more. The weather is perfect and the place is relaxing. Big island, great food from the friendly chef, this is the perfect getaway. Don’t go alone! Go with your loved one(s) and enjoy the scenic beauty together. The boat ride from Jinja source of the Nile is great in the new boat- awesome!!
Samuka Island Retreat is a boutique lodge within a bird Sanctuary with over 50 species of birds. Samuka Island is just off the shores of Jinja, Uganda, only one and half hours away from Kampala but a world away from the crowd. A gentle boat trip from Rumours at the Source of the Nile in Jinja will take the discerning traveler to Samuka Island. With a spectacular waterfront setting, natural beauty, and the option of relaxing in a secluded spot, all combine to make your stay the perfect way to refresh the mind, body, and delight the senses.
Spending Christmas season and vacation with family members at Samuka is what every family would wish to have ,this place is so naturally beautiful, it has a nice water view ,big compound for the children to run around playing and also beautiful sceneries ,the meals are nice, comfortable cottages and also there swimming pool is nice.
The major attraction in Jinja is the River Nile itself and the series of grade five rapids popular for white water rafting. Jinja is the fourth largest town in Uganda and lies about 50 miles east of Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria.
While on your tour in Uganda including the vacation in Jinja, Wild waters Lodge is a lovely new property situated on an un-spoilt island in the Nile, in the Wild waters Reserve. Nestled amongst lush rain forest vegetation are ten spacious rooms, all of which make the most of the views.
The tented rooms are vast, with wooden floors, thatched roof and a spacious balcony with a double roll top bath. Inside you will find a king-sized four-poster bed with mosquito nets, comfy armchairs and a queen-size daybed as well as an en-suite bathroom with shower. The main lodge and dining area are flanked by the spectacular Hypoxia River rapids to the right and the Kalagala Falls on the left.
There is a lovely swimming pool which also makes the most of these dramatic river views. Other facilities include a day spa, a library with books, games and videos, laundry facilities, and in-room dining. This is a wonderful place to relax for a couple of days, particularly after an exciting safari in Uganda. If you wish to be more active, there is plenty to keep you busy, including guided walks, guided fishing, river rafting, jet boating, kayaking and horse-riding.
It is most exciting to experience white-water rafting on the source of the Nile. It’s easy to arrange a day’s excursion rafting starting at Bujagali Falls and finishing 20 kilometres downstream at Itanda falls. The route includes nine major rapids, of which four are a grade five. In the quieter sections you can float along enjoying the bird life on the shore of the river, and taking a swim at the side of the raft. If you’d rather something a little more relaxing, it’s possible to do a family float trip which avoids the major rapids and takes a slower approach at enjoying the river.
Looking to make the most of a fine day? Enjoy an afternoon outdoors at Source of the Nile River or Bujagali Falls. Breathe in the fresh floral aromas or read the paper in one of these great places. Plan to check out Nile River Explorers, an idyllic place for relaxation. When the sun is shining, this pretty destination is worth the visit. Slip back through the mists of time at Source of the Nile – Speke Monument, one of the most fascinating pockets of history in Jinja.
Consider a guided tour, take photos and learn about some of the significant events that helped shape this region. The Jinja Temple is a glimpse back in time. Linking culture and history, this revered building is well worth your time. Take a little time out to visit Speke Memorial Monument, and learn about this place’s place in the history.
A vacation is no reason to stop working on your game when staying in Jinja. Spend some time at the Jinja Golf Club, where you will find the best greens and the nastiest bunkers in the region. Grab your lucky seven irons and attack the bunkers, then share a story or two with fellow golf fanatics in the clubhouse.