Lemala Wildwaters Lodge

Opening October 2018

Nestled in a luxuriant rainforest on its own private island, mid-stream in the mighty Nile, Lemala Wildwaters Lodge is breathtaking. Thick riverine forest naturally covers the island and each of the ten timber-floor rooms is nestled amidst the forest with private views over the River Nile and its rapids. The expansive, canvas walled, traditionally thatched rooms each boast private decks with elegant free-standing baths and wash basins carved from the local pink granite. Softly lit with handmade furniture, you can relax in comfort on this island paradise listening to the thunder of the Nile rapids, and the calls of the many species of bird who call the island home. Elevated wooden walkways gracefully link the rooms to the restaurant and bar area and offer an unforgettable walk through the heart of the forest.

The  main  lodge  is  located  quite  unbelievably  on  a  solid  rock  peninsula, amidst the rapids of the River Nile. Relax here, cooled by the constant breezes from the racing rapids or plunge into the adjacent natural swimming pool, carved by the river over millennia from pink granite. This is the ultimate location to enjoy one of the last wild areas of the entire Nile. The lodge is at the heart of the newly formed Wildwaters Reserve, a group of mid-stream islands in the Nile, mostly widely recognized as the home for the legendary whitewater rafting on the Nile. They are also home to river otters, giant monitor lizards and hundreds of species of birds. The lodge is the centerpiece for a conservation initiative aimed at protecting this pristine riverine environment for future generations, in part by ensuring that the local communities benefit directly from the visitors to the lodge and the protection of these beautiful, heavily forested islands in the Nile.

Lemala Wildwaters Lodge has 10 Villas suitable as doubles, twins or triples, including 1 family room. Each expansive, canvas walled, traditionally thatched, room boasts private decks with elegant free-standing baths and wash basins carved from the local pink granite. Softly lit with hand-made furniture, you can relax in comfort on this island paradise listening to the thunder of the Nile rapids, and the calls of the many species of bird who call the island home. Each villa has 24-hr electricity with a back-up generator and charging facilities for your devices.

 

White Water Rafting & Bungee Jumping
Adrift is Uganda’s favourite adventure company offering whitewater rafting, bungee/bungy jumping, jet boating and river surfing on the Victoria Nile close to its source near Bujagali Falls in Jinja. Join us for some of the most heart-pounding whitewater rafting on the planet; or choose another thrilling adventure. Adrift enjoys an unparalleled worldwide reputation for safety and excellence.

Fishing
Great fishing from the lodge for Nile Perch.

Horse Riding
Short safaris range from 1 - 3hrs rides and are available 7 days a week starting from 10am and 2pm. Bookings are essential. Enjoy a leisurely ride through villages and farm land along the River Nile on great horses.

Sundowner Kayaking
Take a relaxing Kayak Sundowner Cruise or use a Stand Up Paddle Board amongst the jungle and tropical islands on a flat water section of the famous White Nile. This slow-paced activity is suitable for a variety of ages and no prior paddling experience is needed. Our guide will entertain you with local stories and share his knowledge of the wildlife found in this paradise. Sundowner drinks included.

Quad Biking
All Terrain Adventures provide 1 - 3 hr rides, 7 days a week offering ride-yourself, guided safaris ‘off the beaten tracks and into the warm heart of Uganda’, taking you to places that many visitors never get to see.

Nile Cruise
Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch whilst cruising around the first few kilometers of the Nile. Simply sit back, relax and enjoy the African sun. The team on board will keep the food flowing which consists of a selection of dips, starters, cold meats and an array of salads and desserts. The trip operates from 1230 - 1430. Cash bar available.

 

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