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The River House - Jinja Uganda

4.94(17 reviews)SuperhostJinja, Eastern Region, Uganda
Entire house hosted by Chloë
8 guests4 bedrooms5 beds3 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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The River House is a secluded family home on the banks of the river Nile. It boasts a large outdoor living area, lovely pool, breath-taking views, sunsets and a garden full of birds and monkeys.

The house can sleep up to 6 adults, 4 children and an infant in 4 bedrooms.

Spa treatments available.

The house is complimented with easy river access. A boatman can organise birding, fishing, boat rides, and a water taxi service to other tourist attractions; horse riding, kayaking, ATVs, tubing.

The space
The house can sleep up to 6 adults and 4 children and an infant in 4 bedrooms. 3 bedrooms have their own en-suite. One room has an adjoining kids bunk room for children 140cm and less. Extra beds can be set up and a baby cot is available on request.

Family, volunteer and 4+ night deals available dependant on individual bookings. Please feel free to request.

Our home is located near to Bujagali village, which is 8km from Jinja town. The road access to us is on dirt which can be adventurous in the wet and although a 4WD isn't essential, it's always worth driving with caution, especially in the rainy season. The house house can be difficult to find in the dark. Check in is between 2pm - 6pm. Check-ins after this time must be well communicated or staff may not be available to hand keys over.

Rose and Zurah are our lovely housekeepers. They will do their best to make sure you're looked after and will service the house, however cooking is not included. However, they are very happy to clean up the kitchen for you. As an extra Rose can wash and iron your clothes for a local fee. They are amazing babysitters and we’re nannies to my children from new born to young kids for many years. Please discuss directly with them for any babysitting options at a local fee.

While you have full access to the kitchen, no catering services nor food preparation is available.

Rose is a trained beautician and can offer services such as massage, manicures, pedicures - prices to be arranged directly with Rose.

There will always be at least one staff member on site at all times including The girls, gardener, pool service and night security guard. If you wish for some privacy you are very welcome to liaise directly with the staff to ask them about leaving early or starting later. However, one staff member will always remain on site 24/7.

In addition to the pool there is also a trampoline, sandpit and very kid friendly zip line set for younger kids under 30kgs. The staff will be happy to supervise the kids and show them how to zip down safely.

Guest access
You have access to the entire house, pool and garden. There is one locked utility room inside for staff access only. There are a number of store rooms around outside and they are also staff only access.

Other things to note
There is no wifi provided but there is good MTN and Airtel reception.

The house is backed up with an inverter system. When the national power is off this inverter provides power to the fridge, lights, tv and some sockets for charging electronic devices only. Do not use these sockets for heating devices, or heavy tools. Such as, kettle, hairdryers, hair straighteners, toaster, power tools.... it will break the inverter. The stove is gas so can be used in during power cuts to heat water and cook. Unfortunately the oven is electric and thus does not work during a power cut.

We provide a welcome basket with a few basic essentials, but it's advisable to shop for all food and drinks prior to your arrival as the nearest supermarket is in Jinja town 10km away.

We have resident dogs on site. Jackson, Thunder and Phoenix are 100% outside guard dogs. While very friendly and love a pat we discourage the pets from any guest areas including the veranda. Please do not feed the dogs, especially from the veranda.

All beds are covered with mosquito nets ceiling fans are installed in 3 the large bedrooms. Please note that the small bunk beds are for toddlers up to 7 years old maximum, as they're only 150cm long. The larger set of bunks are 200cm long and sleep adults very comfortably.

There is a television but it's not connected to DSTV. So if you're keen for movies then just bring a simple small USB as the tv has a USB port. Please note some larger portable hard drives have not worked.

The swimming pool is filled with town water, not river water and treated regularly. When treated, the pool can not be used for 2 hours. The staff will inform you.

The hot water is supplied via a large Solar system. On very overcast days expect a shortage of hot water.
The River House is a secluded family home on the banks of the river Nile. It boasts a large outdoor living area, lovely pool, breath-taking views, sunsets and a garden full of birds and monkeys.

The house can sleep up to 6 adults, 4 children and an infant in 4 bedrooms.

Spa treatments available.

The house is complimented with easy river access. A boatman can organise birding, fishi…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 cot
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Pool
TV
Babysitter recommendations
Cot
Kitchen
Washing machine
Smoke alarm
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

No stairs or steps to enter
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

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Jinja, Eastern Region, Uganda

The River House is located about 1.5 from Bujagali the home of Nile River Explorer’s camp. Here there is a bar, sports T.V, pub food, kayak and SUP hire. Bujagali also boasts; an exclusive restaurant- The Nile Porch, and The River Camp which has a bar, restaurant and pool. Mobil money venders, Boda drivers, chapati stands, and some fruit and vegetable venders.
The River House is located about 1.5 from Bujagali the home of Nile River Explorer’s camp. Here there is a bar, sports T.V, pub food, kayak and SUP hire. Bujagali also boasts; an exclusive restaurant- The Nile…

Hosted by Chloë

Joined in August 2016
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I was an adventure enthusiast travelling the world as a white water rafting guide for 10 years. I met my man and settled down to a blissful life in Jinja, Uganda, home to the mighty White Nile River. I still enjoy dirt biking but don't often get the chance anymore with 3 little ones. I enjoy splitting my time between home care mothering and my professional work in the field of public health.
I was an adventure enthusiast travelling the world as a white water rafting guide for 10 years. I met my man and settled down to a blissful life in Jinja, Uganda, home to the might…
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  • Salim
During your stay
You will be met upon arrival by myself or co-host to hand over keys. We will show you around the house and property, answer any questions you may have and explain the back-up power system and any house rules.
Chloë is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
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  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Cancellation policy

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