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Sambiya River Lodge

The Sambiya River Lodge is centrally located in the famous Murchison Falls National Park and is only 20 minutes from the top of the fall. It is the perfect location for those who want to experience the unique ambience of Africa. The surrounding leopard country is a mixture of savannah plain and dense forest that supports a variety of wildlife untouched by mass tourism. The park offers stupendous views of the dramatic waterfalls of the Nile River which plunge 45 metres through a narrow 6-metre canyon of boulders.
The open fronted lodge allows a panoramic vista of hills as well as game viewing along the Sambiya River and the adjacent grass covered flood plain. The surrounding area is known for viewing numerous species of bird life. For most of the year the park is hot by day and cool by night. A swimming pool offers a break from those hot African afternoons. Floodlights illuminate the river area after dark so that one can see as well as listen to the sounds of the African night before retiring.
Sambiya River was designed as a small eco-lodge. Most of the trees in the concession area were undisturbed and consequently the site is very ‘green’. It was built with materials from the area and acquires its hot water from the sun. Over ninety percent of the employees come from the region and have been trained on the job. As much of the food served at the Lodge as possible is bought from the vicinity. The Lodge also supports the Anaka Women’s Group by offering their crafts in the Lodge gift shop. The directors want ecotourism to uplift the community….and the people need work. Visitors t