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The Haven River Lodge - One of the best lodges in Jinja, Uganda

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Couples, Families & Honeymoons

The Haven River Lodge is located 20km northwest of Jinja in eastern Uganda.

This peaceful and relaxed eco-lodge is set on the west bank of the iconic Nile River and overlooks the first rapids of the White Nile which flows from Lake Victoria.

Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the river, whilst keeping an eye out for a variety of wildlife and birdlife including African fish eagles, otters, monitor lizards and monkeys.

Famous for being the historic source of the Nile River, Jinja is now the adrenalin capital of East Africa.

The Haven River Lodge can arrange various river-based adventure activities, including kayaking and stand up paddle boarding with an expert guide, grade 5 whitewater rafting and speedboat rides, as well as other activities including mountain biking, bungee jumping, horse-riding, sunset cruises, birdwatching excursions on the lodge’s solar-powered electric boat, fishing trips, and cultural visits to nearby villages with a local guide.

Alternatively you can stay at the lodge and take a dip in the swimming pool or relax on one of the sun loungers or the hammock overlooking the River Nile.

The Haven is a family-friendly lodge - it has an excellent children's play area which features a sandpit, swings, and trampoline, plus children can use the lodge’s swimming pool and enjoy activities such as table tennis, frisbee, badminton, volleyball, football,  and pony rides.

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


The lodge

The Haven River Lodge was designed to blend in with its surroundings and it was constructed from locally-sourced natural materials with furniture made by local craftsmen. Accommodation comprises of two luxury bandas, four luxury bungalows, two family bungalows, one family suite and a honeymoon suite, plus there’s also a camping option (all camping gear and bedding is provided). The bandas, bungalows and suites have thatched roofs which emulate traditional Uganda homes, plus they feature private bathrooms and comfortable beds, as well as conveniences including a built-in safe, USB chargers, WiFi, hammocks, mosquito nets, ceiling fans and TVs.

The lodge’s restaurant serves European-style cuisine with ‘a touch of Africa.’ An impressive breakfast is served each morning which includes freshly made cocktail juice and a platter of fresh fruits, eggs cooked to your liking, pancakes, freshly baked bread, a selection of cold meats and cheese, plus unlimited tea and coffee, whilst a set menu with a choice of starters and mains is offered at lunch and dinner times. The lodge also has a fantastic bar where you can enjoy a beer, cocktail or glass of wine drink whilst taking in the spectacular views of the River Nile.


Facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant and bar, and WiFi. For guests staying at the campsite there are barbeque facilities and a sanitary block with individual shower and toilets.


The Haven River Lodge has a fantastic restaurant which serves a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a bar with an extensive cocktail, spirits and wine list.

Why Wayfairer

We’ve chosen to work with The Haven River Lodge as they’re committed to environmentally responsible tourism and they pride themselves on their environmental credentials. The thatched-roof bandas, bungalows and suites were built using sustainable and local materials, and the furniture was handmade by local craftsmen. The lodge is solar-powered and provides 24-hour electricity, and hot UV-filtered spring and rain water. The lodge also has a solar-powered electric boat (the only one in Uganda).

Local ingredients feature prominently on the menu and fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs are grown at the lodge and bought from the local village.

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


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