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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed in the round houses, an upgraded option. We found it clean and inviting. The pool was murky the first day but the next day they cleaned it so all was good.' We found the food to be adequate. We did the 6: PM boat ride on the Lake and down the Nile a bit. Highly...

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Ideal for the boat trip and en route to the border, but not a hotel I would recommend. Everyone had problems with their rooms, the staff (with 1 exception) were all laxidasical. The breakfast was due at 7am, it was 7.45 before they even got the frying pan out, not good when you are on a timetable. Avoid if you...

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Joshua Tree, California
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The food was not as described by the waiter. I was disappointed. The place was overcrowed with loud music and people yelling.We couldn't hear each other talk. No privacy. Tables and chairs were dirty. When we asked for it to be cleaned they only cleaned a small part of the table. It was still crawling with ants and the chairs...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Have been here before but today found hordes of people here. This was reflected in the service.We were lucky to have met Vincent who attended to us and brought us our lunch.I must confess that the standards of the food has deteriorated.It was not what we normally get from this establishment.Its a beautiful place and hope they can up the...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stayed here twice, both times the rooms have been unpleasant. Last time the room was so dirty, I was afraid to put my child on the bed. The compound is lovely, really beautiful, but service and cleanliness is very poor and incredibly slow. I wouldn't stay here again unless there is a huge change in how they maintain the rooms.

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APO
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were told to go here for lunch and enjoy the pool...the road to the hotel is awful...but thats pretty much par for the course in this part of Africa...so we stuck with it and eventually arrived. At first, it seemed like we would really enjoy the experience...we asked them if they could accomodate our time schedule as we had...

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Thank tent7
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stayed at the Kingfisher Safari Resort for 3 days in July 2016 at the end of a tour all around Uganda . The road to the hotel is terrible but it is near the main street so it is easy to go there without troubles . The location is a dream , one side the Nile , a little...

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Kampala
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We've visited this resort numerous times over the past few years living in Uganda because we really appreciate how family-oriented it is. The family cottages are ideal for our family of four. Two rooms (with self-contained bathrooms) are adjoined to each other under one roof. The rooms are comfortable and private. There is the usual problem that can be found...

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Reviewed 8 May 2016

staff at the hotel are absolutely lovely, very kind! it is clean and the food is amazing. I spent 2 weeks there while attending a course and couldn't feel more relaxed. The resort is just by Lake Victoria and 20min from the Nile source - worth a visit! I just wish the resort had wifi near the bar and restaurant,...

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Sarah K, Front Office Manager at Kingfisher Safaris Resort, responded to this review

Thanks very much :-), Internet is generally a problem, we havent found a suitable wifi provider that works in our location, but we are working on it

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Kingfisher is a good place if you wish to view the Nile and hear the waters move downwards. We had a boat cruise to the source and I enjoyed it so much. The staff are friendly but nothing much extra in the rooms.

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Vision we have, is to run a private "business", benefiting the local community and give international residents the opportunity to be in a relaxed and friendly environment.Kingfisher Safari Resort is working and cooperating with the local people. The whole corporation is based on community work. Focus is, that the community should benefit. We are going to areas without establishments and we get our workers amongst the local people. We support and train them to become self reliant and we give advice and a helping hand in difficult circumstances. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kingfisher Safaris Resort

Address: | Western Bank of River Nile, Bukaya, Njeru, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Njeru > Bukaya
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Kingfisher Safaris Hotel Jinja
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“Not Sunday”
 of 5 bubbles drsaida, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“avoid rooms near the pool/bar.”
 of 5 bubbles 197lorenab, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“One with water!”
 of 5 bubbles AlastairT_11, 25 Jan 2015 | Read review
“It was a little crowded by noisy families. Avoid bungalows near the swimming pool as they can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Afritraveler, 20 Jul 2014 | Read review
“The more expensive rooms are worth it - large and roomy.”
 of 5 bubbles ShayO351, 28 Jul 2013 | Read review
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