For a truly wild experience look no further than Lemala Wildwaters Lodge in Uganda – one of Africa’s most unique lodges.
Only accessible by boat, the lodge is situated on Kalagala Island, midstream within the Victoria Nile River. Dramatically perched on huge granite rocks with awe-inspiring views and roaring rapids all around, a stay here is the perfect complement to a greater Ugandan or even Tanzanian safari.
This instagram-worthy lodge has just 10 stand-alone luxury suites (including 1 family suite and 1 suite with a private plunge pool) that are elevated, and nestled within the surrounding rainforest. Each offers incredible river views and are linked by raised wooden walkways, providing access to the main lodge. They feature locally made furniture, beautiful bathrooms with rain showers, a day bed, and to cap it off, large private balconies with a freestanding bath overlooking the rapids.
Not to be outdone, the main lodge area consisting of a restaurant, bar and library, also boasts a sensational swimming pool that cantilevers out above the river. Expert chefs create sophisticated dishes that are served in the main area, however private dinners can also be organised in your suite or poolside.
Wildwaters Lodge – Private Dining
With all meals included, and located in such a jaw-dropping position, there are plenty of chances for memorable dining experiences at Wildwaters Lodge. Chefs use only the freshest ingredients, and can cater for plenty of dietary requirements such as vegetarian and vegan (advised in advance). Meals can be enjoyed in the restaurant overlooking the pool with river views. Alternatively, guests can enjoy private dining in their own suite on the deck or next to the pool.
Activities at Wildwaters Lodge
Guests can do as much or as little as they choose during their stay. Activities at the lodge are largely based around the river and the nearby adventure town of Jinja, on the shores of Lake Victoria. White-water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking and birdwatching are all popular, with Uganda home to more than 1000 bird species.
When to visit Wildwaters Lodge
June to October is considered the best time to visit as it the long dry season. This is generally the best time for gorilla trekking too, and a stay at Wildwaters Lodge is the perfect way to end a visit to Uganda.
- White-water rafting
- Bungee jumping
- Horse riding
- One of Africa’s most unique lodges
- Dramatically set on huge granite rocks in the middle of the Victoria Nile River
- 10 stand-alone luxury suites overlooking the river
- A sensational swimming pool that cantilevers above the river
- Beautiful restaurant, bar and library with river views
- Outstanding food and unforgettable private dining options
- An array of exciting activities
Wildwaters Lodge is situated on Kalagala Island, midstream within the Victoria Nile River, approximately 125 kilometres (2.5 hours drive) northeast of Uganda’s Entebe International Airport. The lodge can only be reached by boat.
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