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Places to Stay in Jinja

Jinja offers a wide range of resorts, hotels, lodges and guest houses to suit everyone's needs, whether you be an independent traveler, family, group of friends or here on business.

We realise that not everyone wants to stay in budget accommodation so here are some suggested alternatives.

Accommodation in Jinja Town


2 Friends Guest House

Centrally located, 2 Friends offers exclusive accommodation close to Jinja town and only 15 mins walk from the Source of the Nile. Guests have the option of dining poolside at the guest house or next door at the very popular All Friends Place. A warm, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere prevails, come as a guest, leave as a friend….

2 Friends Pool 2 Friends Guest House - Room Interior 2 Friends Guest House - Pool at Night

Accommodation Rates

Includes / Facilities

  • US$107 pn – Single Room
  • US$124 pn – Double Room
  • US$136 pn – Poolside Single
  • US$154 pn – Poolside Double
  • Breakfast
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Swimming Pool (residents only)
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Satellite TV / WIFI Internet

Location

Telephone

Plot 5 Jackson Cres, Jinja +256 (0)783 160804

E-mail

Website

post@2friends.info www.2friends.info

Gately on Nile

This unique waterfront hotel premise houses spacious and beautifully appointed bed and breakfast and rental cottages adjoined by a main lodge overlooking the waters of Lake Victoria. The most expansive water views and constant lake breeze a hotel can offer in Jinja Town.

Gately on Nile by night Gately on Nile Reception Gately on Nile - View of the Lake Victoria

Accommodation Rates

Includes / Facilities

Budget Room
  • US$59 pn - Single B & B
  • US$89 pn - Double B & B
Comfort Garden Room
  • US$80 pn - Single B & B
  • US$105 pn - Double B & B
  • US$100 pn - Single Half Board
  • US$145 pn - Double Half Board
  • US$120 pn - Single Full Board
  • US$185 pn - Double Half Board
Luxury Lakeside Lodge & Cottages
  • US$130 pn - Single B & B
  • US$175 pn - Double B & B
  • US$150 pn - Single Half Board
  • US$215 pn - Double Half Board
  • US$170 pn - Single Full Board
  • US$255 pn - Double Half Board
  • Breakfast
  • En-suite bathroom
  • WIFI Internet
  • A la carte restaurant
  • In-house masseuse

Location

Telephone

Plot 47 Nile Cres, Jinja +256 (0)772 469638

E-mail

Website

stay@gatelyonnile.com www.gatelyonnile.com

Surjio's Pizzeria & Guest House

Set in tranquil gardens near the shores of Lake Victoria, this B & B Guest House / Hotel features 22 bed rooms and 1 bedroom apartment. The Pizzeria serves pizzas made with fresh herbs from their own garden and baked in a wood fired, clay oven. Friendly comfortable lodging & accommodation conveniently located within walking distance of the historic “Source of the Nile” and Jinja’s Main street. Over- looking the former Rippon Falls Hotel, where the Queen of England stayed in its hayday.

Surjio's Surjio's Surjio's

Accommodation Rates

Includes / Facilities

  • US$80 pn – Single Room
  • US$125 pn – Double Room
  • US$145 pn – Triple Room
  • US$160 pn – Quad Double
  • Breakfast
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Swimming Pool (residents only)
  • Pizza Wood Fired Restaurant

Location

Telephone

Plot 24 Kisinja, Jinja +256 (0) 77 250 0400

E-mail

Website

bookings@surjios.com www.surjios.com

Source of the Smile

This newly built Guest House is  in a safe area 5min from The source of the river Nile & 5min from Jinja-town. The Guest House have fantastic art & design all over the place, great breakfast & free fast WIFI! Relaxing swimming-pool area, self-contained rooms & suites! Almost all rooms have their own terrace/lounge.

Source of the Smile Source of the Smile Source of the Smile

Accommodation Rates

Includes / Facilities

  • US$65 pn - Single (No Terrace)
  • US$75 pn - Double Room (No Terrace)
  • US$80 pn - Single (With Terrace)   
  • US$88 pn - Double (With Terrace)  
  • US$95 pn - Single (Funky Poolside)
  • US$115 pn - Double (Funky Poolside)
  • US$125 pn - Family Room (with 3 Beds)
  • Breakfast
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Swimming Pool (residents only)
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Satellite TV / WIFI Internet

Location

Telephone

Plot 39 Kiira Road, Jinja +256(0)783 842021 or +256(0)756 078147

E-mail

Website

info@sourceofthesmile.com www.sourceofthesmile.com

Accommodation in the Jinja area


Eden Rock

Opposite our River Camp at Bujgali Falls, Eden Rock offers a quiet relaxed stay with a choice of dormitories, self contained bandas as well as a camping area. It is popular with long term visitors and offers a reduced rate for stays longer than 1 month.

2 Friends Guest House Pool 2 Friends Guest House - Room Interior 2 Friends Guest House - Pool at Night

Accommodation Rates

Includes / Facilities

  • US$5 pppn – Camping
  • US$10 pppn – Dormitory
  • US$35 pppn – Standard Banda
  • US$45 pppn – Twin Banda
  • Restaurant
  • Banda's inclusive of breakfast
  • Half & full board options available
  • Internet connection

Location

Telephone

Bujagali Falls +256 (0)434 131476

E-mail

Website

contact@edenrocknile.com  www.edenrocknile.com
 

The Haven

The Haven is a peaceful, relaxed & eco-friendly lodge rated as one of the best accommodation in the Jinja region, overlooking one of the major rafting rapids on the River Nile. The Haven offers spacious accommodation with guaranteed privacy: 4 luxury bungalows, a family bungalow, the honeymooner, mid-range banda’s and camping/lazy camping (equipment provided).
 
2 Friends Guest House Pool 2 Friends Guest House - Room Interior 2 Friends Guest House - Pool at Night
 

Accommodation Rates

Includes / Facilities

  • US$250 pn – Double Bungalow
  • US$150 pn – Single Bungalow
  • US$290 pn – Honeymoon Bungalow
  • US$250 pn – Family Banda
  • US$40 pn – Child
  • US$230 pn – Double Banda
  • US$140 pn – Single Banda
  • US$15 pppn - Camping (Own Tent)
  • US$50 pppn - Camping Full Board
  • US$75 pn - Single Lazy Camping
  • US$130 pn - Double Lazy Camping
  • Full Board
breakfast including coffee/tea & juice
2-course lunch
3-course dinner
drinks not included, except for breakfast
  • En-suite bathroom
Except mid-range bandas
  • Clean & spacious sanitary block with hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fully stocked bar, lounge, DSTV, DVD, library, pool billiard
  • Free internet (Wifi), camp fire, sports equipment
  • Boat & fishing cruises, rent of fishing pole, village walk
  • Transport services
 
 

Location

Telephone

20kms from Jinja town on the Kayunga Road +256 (0)702 905959

E-mail

Website

thehavenuganda@yahoo.com www.thehaven-uganda.com
 

Hairy Lemon Island Camp

Situated 35 kms from Jinja town, the Hairy Lemon offers a unique combination of relaxation and adventure. Framed by the rushing waters of the River Nile, the island offers the calm inlet waters of the “beach” or world-class rapids and waves only paddle strokes away. Whether you are seeking to retreat and relax in Uganda's perfect climate or exploit the surrounding white waters, let Hairy Lemon be your Island Home in East Africa! 
 
2 Friends Guest House Pool 2 Friends Guest House - Room Interior 2 Friends Guest House - Pool at Night
 

Accommodation Rates

Includes / Facilities

  • US$35 pppn - Camping (own tent)
  • US$45 pppn - Camping (permanent tent)
  • US$38 pppn 10 Bed Dormitory
  • US$42 pppn - 4 Bed Dormitory
  • US$59 pppn - Twin Banda
  • US$70 pn - Double cottage
  • Full board
breakfast / lunch / 2-course dinner
drinks not included, except tea & coffee
  • Fully Stocked Bar
  • Restaurant (residents only)
  • Lounge & 'Chill Out' area
  • Water Volleyball
  • Boat transfer to/from island

Location

Telephone

35kms from Jinja town on the Kayunga Road +256 (0)752 828338

E-mail

Website

hairylemonuganda@gmail.com www.hairylemonuganda.com
And over she goes

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Raft with Nile River Explorers and you will receive a voucher offering 15% off you first nights stay at The Hairy Lemon as well as offers for some other great discounts on activities and accommodation in the Jinja area.
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Kingfisher Safaris Resort

Situated on the opposite bank of Jinja town, directly on the shore of Lake Victoria, Kingfisher's  thatched cottages surrounding the swimming pool, bar and restaurant make it a pleasant place to stay. The resort has 6 double rooms, 4 family units, 2 suites, 2 twin and 28 single rooms, a large garden, lake access and a childrens playground.
 
2 Friends Guest House Pool 2 Friends Guest House - Room Interior 2 Friends Guest House - Pool at Night
 

Accommodation Rates

Includes / Facilities

  • US$130 pn – Double
  • US$115 pn – Economic Double
  • US$85 pn – Single
  • US$165 pn – Family Unit
  • US$150 pn – Economic Family Unit
2 adults & 2 children under 16 years
  • US$170 pn – Suite
  • Breakfast
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • A la carte restaurant

Location

Telephone

West bank of the Nile, Jinja +256 (0)772 510197

E-mail

Website

mail@kingfishersafaris.net www.kingfishersafaris.net
 

Rain Forest Lodge

Located in Mabira Forest, Rain Forest Lodge is an up-market, small eco-lodge operated by Geo Lodges Uganda. The Lodge has been built using local, onsite materials to create a stunningly unique atmosphere for visitors to truly appreciate the beauty and magnificence of the Mabira Forest Reserve. Each of the 12 luxurious and spacious cottages is idyllically nestled in its own swathe of primary forest, with windows that provide a 180 degree view.
 
Rainforest Lodge Bar Rainforest Lodge Dining Room 2 Friends Guest House - Pool at Night
 

Accommodation Rates

Includes / Facilities

Non - Resident
  • US$330 pppn – Double Room
  • US$210 pppn – Single Room
Resident
  • US$250 pppn – Double Room
  • US$170 pppn – Single Room
Children below 5 = free
Children between 5-11 years = 50% of adult rates
Children over 12 = adult rates
  • Full Board
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Restaurant & cocktail bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna & massage facilities
  • Forest walks

Location

Telephone

20kms from Jinja town on the main Kampala - Jinja Road
+256 (0)414 258273  Kampala HO

E-mail

Website

info@geolodgesafrica.com www.geolodgesafrica.com

While we try to keep the above information up-to-date as much as possible we apologise if any information is incorrect