The luxurious Lemala Wild Waters Lodge is located on the edge of a private island where thrilling rapids roar all around. The only way to get there is via boat, and it is about 25 kilometers downstream from Jinja City. You will get a sensory-rich experience thanks to the mesmerizing and calming sounds of the mighty Nile.
The lodge is mostly made of wood, stone, and thatch, which blends in with the lush jungle on the island. There is a lounge in the common area with cozy couches and armchairs, lots of books, and even a telescope for viewing the wildlife that calls the Nile home.
There is also a dining area with stylish wooden floors and modern chairs and tables. This area opens out onto a terrace where customers can eat outside right next to the bar.
Meals are served in the dining room or by the pool ranging from excellent morning breakfasts to candle-lit three-course evenings. On request, private dinners can be served in your room or beside the pool and special dietary requirements can be met.
The lodge includes separate, expansive suites with raised wooden flooring. They have sweeping views of the river and are surrounded by lush vegetation.
Raised wooden walkways connect them all to the rest of the property. With locally manufactured furniture and private bathrooms with rain showers, they are exquisitely created to cocoon you in this environment. There are free-standing open-air bathtubs and daybeds on each suite’s private wooden deck.
There isn’t much to do on the island besides unwind and take in the serenity.
But there’s a lot more you could do away from the island. From whitewater rafting to kayaking and paddle boarding, the majority of the activities focus on experiencing the rapids.
Bungee jumping over the Nile is a must-do for thrill seekers. Horseback riding, fishing, a boat cruise on the Nile, a visit the source of the Nile, and many other leisurely pastimes are available.
Wild Waters is a great place to see various bird species such as pink-backed pelicans, cuckoos, hawks, and yellow-billed kites.
While kids over 12 are especially welcome, they are not permitted to roam the island unaccompanied. They must always be under parental supervision.