Sambiya River Lodge

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Sambiya River Lodge

3.0 star property
Riverfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Murchison Falls National Park

6.7/10 Good

3 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
The price is Rs 310
Price available on 23/05/2022
Sambiya Village, Murchison Falls National Park, Karuma
Main amenities
  • 26 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self parking
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Murchison Falls National Park - 1 min walk
  • Murchison Falls - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Pakuba (PAF) - 69 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Sambiya River Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Karuma, Sambiya River Lodge features an airport shuttle. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights, and all rooms offer furnished patios and 24-hour room service.


All-inclusive room rates at Sambiya River Lodge are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 26 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - 6 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property is located in Murchison Falls National Park. The additional mandatory fee covers entrance to the national park.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Safari nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


All-inclusive room rates at Sambiya River Lodge are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • City/local tax: USD 1.0
  • Additional fee: USD 40 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a security system and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Sambiya River Lodge Karuma
Sambiya River Karuma
Sambiya River Lodge Hotel
Sambiya River Lodge Karuma
Sambiya River Lodge Hotel Karuma

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Best value for a wilderness lodge!
Blows the similar competition away for price when booked with Expedia. Comfortable and quiet, and great staff. Three complaints, but not deal breakers. The solar showers only provide hot water around midday. Morning showers are cool. The internet only comes on at meal times - and then off the rest of the day and night. Not necessarily a bad thing though. But last week, for the first time the water smelled strongly of iron rust. Probably the solar heater needs to be cleaned.
Peter, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Non avevano la prenotazione
L’hotel non aveva contezza della prenotazione da me effettuata con expedia all’inizio di maggio per agosto, cioè 3 mesi prima. Arrivata nella struttura dopo un lungo viaggio, alla reception sono cascati dalle nuvole! Nessuna prenotazione a suo nome signora!! Hanno detto che expedia non ha mai comunicato loro del mio arrivo! È colpa del sambyia river lodge o di expedia? Ancora oggi non lo so! Certo che d’ora in avanti non potro più fidarmi di expedia! Per fortuna alla struttura avevano posto e dunque la stanza mi è stata data lo stesso, se no non so che fine avrei fatto, nel mezzo di nulla. Per il resto l’hotel è piuttosto “run out” si vede che ha conosciuto tempi migliori, comunque passabile. Personale gentile, buona la cena
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Midden in Murchison Falls NP
mooi Lodge Park. De eigenaresse bleek er niet te zijn waardoor het personeel wat minder hard en enthousiast aan het werk was (voetbal was interessanter dan ons naar onze lodge brengen; ivm veiligheid vanwege wild in het park). Het is absoluut een mooi park op een prachtige locatie (al zit je aan de "verkeerde kant" van de Nijl voor een Safari. Als je het pontje wilt halen dus extra vroeg uit de veren ;-) Eten is er redelijk goed maar wel aan de prijs. Vlak bij de Nijl zit Camping Red Chilli; heerlijk eten voor weinig (zowel lunch als diner). Leuk hip gezellig personeel. Sambiya River Lodge is mooi en goed maar wel heel erg duur!
2-night trip
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