The Sambiya River Lodge is found in the extremely popular Murchison Falls National Park and is just 20 minutes from the top of Murchison Fall. It is the ideal location for tourists who want to experience the extraordinary ambiance of Africa. The encompassing leopard nation is a mixture of savannah plain and thick forest that supports a variety of wildlife untouched by mass tourism and modern technology. The national park offers astounding perspectives of the dramatic waterfalls of the Nile River which plunge 45 meters through a narrow 6-meter gorge of boulders.
The open fronted lodge permits a surrounding vista of hills and game viewing along the Sambiya River and the nearby grass covered flood plain. The encompassing region is famous for viewing various bird species. For the greater part of the year, the national park is hot by day and cool by night. A swimming pool offers a break from those hot African evenings. Floodlights light up the river area after dark so one can see and in addition listen to the sounds of the African night before retiring.
In accordance with the Ministry of Tourism’s emphasis on ecotourism, Sambiya River was designed as a small eco-lodge. Most of the trees in the concession area were undisturbed and hence the site is extremely ‘green’. It was constructed with materials from the area and gets its high hot water from the sun. Over 90% of the workers come from the locale and have been trained on the job. However much of the nourishment served at the Lodge as possible is purchased from the region. The Lodge likewise supports the Anaka Women’s Group by offering their artworks in the Lodge gift shop. The executives need ecotourism to elevate the community… .And the people need work. Tourists to Sambiya River Lodge will definitely be reunited with nature and treasure it enjoyable interaction with the staff!
Cottage rooms at Sambiya River Lodge are beyond any doubt to permit enough time with us to benefit as much as possible from your safari and experience the uniqueness of Murchison Falls National Park. The Lodge can lease you a comfortable four-wheel drive vehicle with driver to explore the national park and local community. Head out over the Nile to the north bank for a game drive through the extraordinary Borassus Palm Forest and crosswise over rolling savannah and also visiting the dramatic Nyamsika Plateau viewpoint. Take a boat cruise on the Nile to the famous falls and perspective the variety of hippo, crocodile, Cape buffalo, giraffe, elephant and extraordinary bird species incorporating the Shoebill Stork. Track Chimpanzees by walking in the Rabongo and Pabidi Forests or organize an angling expedition on the Nile. Strolling safaris with ranger guide can be organized from the Lodge for bird watchers. National Park rangers guarantee Sambiya River Lodge is one of the richest regions for viewing birds in the national park and up to forty-five species have been recorded in one hour. Stargazing is additionally possible using the Lodge telescope.
Sambiya River Lodge has made it a necessity to be eco-friendly. Solar water heaters provide warm showers. A generator gives power in the mornings from the first wake up until 7 am and in the evening from about 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Cottages are provided with rechargeable emergency lights, however, clients are encouraged to carry flashlights and extra batteries with them on safari!
Sambiya River Lodge’s special charm is in the atmosphere of intimacy provided to the travelers. The 20 thatched cottages incorporate either one or two bedrooms with twin or double beds. Each of the 26 rooms has its own private restroom facilities and also a veranda from which clients can unwind and enjoy the peacefulness of Africa. Service is friendly and unobtrusive. The staff is pleased with their skill and is proud to be of service. Sambiya River Lodge looks forward to welcoming you for a magical African adventure.