At a Glance
Located right on the banks of the White Nile
The cottages and pool offer wonderful views over the rapids
Go white water rafting on the Nile
Look out for wildlife such as river otters and monitor lizards
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Uganda can be visited at any time of year. Most of Uganda enjoys the perfect tropical climate. Temperatures average about 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. The hottest months are from December to February.
It is generally rainy (particularly during the months of March to May, September to November), while the remaining months (December to February, June to August) comprise Uganda's two dry seasons.
To start planning your holiday to Wildwaters Lodge
Wildwaters Lodge is found outside the town of Jinja, in a spectacular position on the bank of the White Nile. The ten large cottages are located in a riverine forest and are linked to the main area by walkways.
Nestled in luxuriant rainforest on its own private island, mid-stream in the mighty Nile, Wildwaters Lodge is breathtaking. Thick riverine forest naturally covers the island and each of the ten timber-floor cottages are nestled amidst the forest with private, breathtaking 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 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.
Elevated wooden walkways link the rooms to the restaurant and bar area and offer an unforgettable walk through the forest. The main lodge is located 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 the pink granite. This is the ultimate location to enjoy one of last wild areas of the Nile.
The lodge is at the heart of the newly formed Wildwaters Reserve, a group of mid-stream islands in the Nile, mostly widely recognised 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 bird. The lodge is the centre-piece 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.
Chimpanzee close up
Discover the fascinating world of chimpanzee at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe, and have the unique opportunity to interact with the young chimpanzee. Meet your closest relatives in this once in a lifetime experience!
Mobile camping in Uganda
For the ultimate luxury bush camp experience, try mobile camping in Uganda. Completely off the beaten track, camp will be set up in a remote area of a national park, with all modern facilities included. Find a secluded spot and enjoy the views in privacy!
Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Jinja
from £9000 pp inc flights & transfers for 13 nights
- This all-encompassing 14-day itinerary showcases the very best that Uganda has to offer.
- Witness the power of the Nile River surging through a narrow gorge to create the Murchison Falls.
- Enjoy two bucket-list experiences as you observe the behaviours of habituated chimpanzees and gorillas in two pristine national parks.
Location & directions
Wildwaters Lodge is found outside Jinja town and is reached from the west bank of the Nile, 3km east of Kangulumira Town on the quiet tarmac Kayunga Road that loops around Mabira Forest.
How to get there
8-hour 30-minute international flight to from London to Entebbe, followed by a 3-hour 30-minute road transfer.
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- 24/7 emergency assistance
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- Award-winning tour operator