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Lemala Wildwaters Lodge

Located on roughly six hectares on Kalagala Island, Wildwaters Lodge lies on a unique private island mid-stream within the mighty River Nile in Uganda: around 25km downstream from Jinja in eastern Uganda. It’s in a sublime location and only reached by boat which makes it a very adventurous place to stay. It is uniquely perched on granite rocks with dramatic and exciting rapids roaring all around.
Activities on the river for guests in the nearby adventure hub of the Jinja area including heart-pounding white-water rafting or bungee jumping and gentler horse riding or fishing. Additionally, Wildwaters is a perfect platform for viewing some of the more than 1000 bird species that Uganda is so famous for – from turacos and cuckoos to hawks and eagles – and you might also spot giant otters and monitor lizards in the water.

After an adventurous day Wildwaters Lodge also offers a relaxing and intimate location for honeymooners and couples looking for some quiet time. Especially for those taking advantage of the spa nestled over this ancient river.

The sounds on the mighty Nile are quite hypnotic and calming so Wildwaters offers an experience for all the senses. And for posting on Facebook or Instagram, nothing beats these views.

Wildwaters Lodge is open year-round affording guests the opportunity to enjoy this piece of paradise during all seasons.
Lemala Wildwaters Lodge
Lemala Wildwaters Lodge
Lemala Wildwaters Lodge
Lemala Wildwaters Lodge
Lemala Wildwaters Lodge
Lemala Wildwaters Lodge
Lemala Wildwaters Lodge
Lemala Wildwaters Lodge
Lemala Wildwaters Lodge
Lemala Wildwaters Lodge
Lemala Wildwaters Lodge
Lemala Wildwaters Lodge

Room Information

The ten stand-alone elevated timber-floor and super-spacious luxury suites are nestled in the rainforest with amazing river views.

8 standard suites, 1 private plunge pool suite and 1 two bedded suite make up the total compliment of accommodation on the island.

All suites are private and exclusive and can be made into a double, twin or triple configuration. A day bed is standard in all suites.

The suites enjoy private balconies with freestanding baths and mosquito nets.

Additionally, a room safe, en-suite private bathroom with great rain showers and complimentary toiletries are available.

Things To Do

White Water Rafting
Exhilarating, fun and safe way to experience these legendary rapids on the world's most iconic river.

Bungee Jumping
Leap over the source of the Nile from one of the most spectacular bungee jumping sites and highest tower in all of East and Central Africa.

White Water Kayaking
Warm water, sunshine, tropical islands and the perfect introductory rapids makes the Nile the perfect place to learn how to whitewater kayak.

Drop a link from the lodge directly into the River Nile to catch the incredible (and plentiful!) Nile Perch.

River Bugging on the Nile River
The ultimate 3 hour River Bugging experience on the Nile

Horse Riding
Enjoy a leisurely ride through villages, farm land and along the River Nile, and see the life in Uganda from a whole other perspective.

Kayaking, Hammock Kayaking or Stand up Paddle Board
Take a relaxing Kayak Sundowner Cruise or use a Stand up Paddle Board amongst the jungle and tropical islands on the flat water section of the famous White Nile.

Village Walks and jogging around the lodge



Kalagala Island, Uganda



Available Amenities:

24 Hour Reception

In-Room Dining

Internet Access

Laundry Services

On-Site Activities



Swimming Facilities

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.