Sambiya River Lodge is situated only 15 minutes from the top of the magnificent Murchison Falls. It is the perfect location for those who want to experience the tranquility of unspoiled Africa, untouched by mass tourism. Sambiya River Lodge’s unique charm is in the atmosphere of intimacy provided to the guests. Guests stay in any of the 26 double rooms designed as individual and family thatched cottages which have en suite bathrooms, fans, screened doors & windows, mosquito nets, and a veranda to relax and enjoy the commanding views of quintessential Africa. Ten basic bandas are also available for guest accommodation.

Sambiya allows you to relax in luxury whilst experiencing the sights and sounds of Africa.

Room Types & Rates

Room Type
Rate (USD)

Cottage Rates in US$ – Non-Residents


FB Double/Twin sharing US$120pp
Single US$162pp
HB Double/Twin sharing US$109pp
Single US$150pp
B&B Double/Twin sharing US$97pp
Single US$138pp


Cottage Rates in US$ – Residents


FB Double/Twin sharing US$114pp
Single US$150pp
HB Double/Twin sharing US$103pp
Single US$138pp
B&B Double/Twin sharing US$91pp
Single US$126pp


Cottage Rates in US$ – Children Sharing


Includes child bed and bedding,

Only 1 extra child per room

0-3 years FOC Food as required
4 – 7 years FB 50% of parent
HB 50% of parent
BB 50% of parent
8 – 12 years FB 75% of parent
HB 75% of parent
BB 75% of parent
13+ As Adult

Children 0 – 3 years. We will provide a free bed, any food required payment to be made directly with the lodge.

  • Children in their own room pay 75% of their parent’s rate per child.

1.) All rates are inclusive of UWA franchise fees, VAT & local government tax.
2.) A US$10 supplement will be applicable over the following holidays: Easter and the Christmas/New Year week.

Corporate rates applicable when booking direct of subject to confirmation from

Christmas holiday will begin December 24th 2015.

Rates are subject to change without notice.


BANDAS Rates In US$ – Residents & Non-Residents pay the same


B&B – Non self contained (Shared Bathroom facilities Double/Twin $40pp
Single $45pp
B&B – Self contained
Banda does not have running hot water.
Double $50pp
Single $65pp
Triple $45pp

Additional meals for guests staying in the banadas can be paid directly at the lodge.

Lunch USHS30,000pp
Buffet Dinner USHS40,000pp (usually available when large groups are present)
Dinner USHS35,000pp


BANDAS Rates In Uganda Shillings – Children Sharing


Includes child bed and bedding,

Only 1 extra child per room

3 – 4 years USHS53,1000pp Food as required
5 – 7 years BB USHS60,000pp
8 – 12 years BB USHS72,000pp
13+ As Adult

Children 0 – 3 years. We will provide a free bed, any food required payment to be made directly with the lodge.

  • 2 -3 children in their own roompay 75% of their parent’s rate per child.




Single BB USD64-
Single HB Pay for lunch dinner as required
Single FB


Swimming Non Residents: $5 chidren and $8 Adults

1.) Guests in the Bandas and Courier Rooms will pay for bed and breakfast. Packed lunches can be ordered; lunches and dinners can be ordered from the Lodge Snack Menu or from the set menu for the day, all of which will be paid direct to the Lodge.

2.) Sambiya River Lodge has no camping facilities

3.) Rates are subject to change without notice.


Family cottages are available, which consist of two rooms with an interconnecting door.  The first room contains a double bed and the second room, two twin beds. We recommend families with two to four children to take this option. If family cottages are booked, full rates are applicable.

If there is a request for additional beds to be added in the rooms, ONLY ONE camp bed and/or baby cot is allowed per room since the rooms are not large enough to accommodate a third full size twin bed. Mosquito nets are provided over double and single beds, as well as baby cots. It is now possible to fit mosquito nets over camp beds.

Reservations will be acknowledged at the time of booking, but only confirmed upon receipt of prepayment or deposit. This can be done on a cash or Visa credit card basis in person at the Central Reservations office in Kampala or through a bank or wire transfer (for out of country or up country clients). Non-confirmed bookings will be cancelled without prior notice as other confirmed reservations are received by the Sambiya River Lodge booking office in Kampala. All clients must present an accommodation voucher issued by the Afri Tours office or proof of money transferred via a banking institution, at the time of check in at the Lodge as proof of a confirmed booking.

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