Tranquility… Eco-friendly… Relaxing
The Haven is a peaceful and relaxed River Lodge, rated as one of the best accommodation in Jinja region. Enjoy the tranquility and the breathtaking view over the starting point of rafting at the first waterfall of the river Nile. Leave all the strains of the town life behind you as you relax and gaze at the gently flowing water of the longest river in the world.
The restaurant and bar are in the centre of the lodge overlooking the mighty river Nile and the waterfall. Watch the fish eagle, fish otters, monitor lizards, monkeys and numerous species of birds from the spacious terasse and enjoy the delicious food.
We have 4 different kind of accommodation and 9 bandas/bungalows in total. In all of our buildings we made use of natural materials, earth colours and the influences of local worker/artists all combine to create an undeniably African style. Everything was designed with the environment in mind. The use of solar power, solar heating, septic tanks and rainwater catchments all create an eco-friendly atmosphere. We have 24 hours electricity without any annoying generator noise.
The 4 Luxury bungalows are spacious en suite Twin/Double Bungalows, with a cosy reading area. We have placed a 3 ft and 5 ft bed inside. The shower has hot running water and offers stunning views of the rapid. It has its very own private shaded terrace with a swinging couch and great view overlooking the river and rapid. Build in safe, , hammock, mosquito nets, linen and towels are provided.
Our 2 Family bungalows are a bit different. They The Family bungalows are bigger and containing a 2. bed room, where we have placed 2 beds. If you have more than 2 children, we can add another 1 or maximum 2 beds to it.
One Family bungalow has a full river view. The other Family bungalow, has just little views, but therefore it has a TV with DVD player, balcony, king size bed and even 2 bathrooms.
Build in safe, hammock, Mosquito nets, linen and towels are provided.
Our Honeymooner is the last building in the row, which guaranties your privacy. It contains a king size bed, swinging couch, the biggest terrace and a big bath in the living room, where you can overlook the rapids while enjoying a unusual bath experience. The separated bath room has a big shower and overlooks the river. Build in safe, Mosquito nets, linen and towels are provided.
The Luxury bandas are 2 traditional thatched huts with a small shaded terrace and a view of the calm River Nile. They now also have a full bathroom and a safe. You have the option of choosing between single, Twin (2-3 people) and double bed accommodation. Mosquito nets, linen and towels are provided.
The Camping place has a level area with a nice and soft lawn overlooking the calm River Nile. It is complete with BBQ facilities and a shower /toilet block with hot water. It has barbecue facilities and an exclusive sanitary block with 24/h electricity and hot water. Probably the best camping place in East Africa.
Prices per person
|Camping:||12 US $ per person
40 US$ fullboard
|Luxury bandas:||fullboard 85 US$ per person sharing/
110 US$ for single
|Luxury bungalows:||fullboard 95 US$ per person sharing /
125 US$ for single
|Family bandas:||fullboard 95 US$ per adult / 30 US$ per kid|
|Honeymooner:||fullboard 115 US$ per person
(no single occupation)
(Third person in a bungalow or banda pays US$60, children between 3-12 years of age are half price)
Check-out 11.00 Uhr and check-in 12.00 Uhr.
* cash only, no checks accepted and no credit card facilities available”
Euros welcome: we use up to date international direct rates of US$ to Euro
* fullboard means: breakfast inkl. coffee/tea and juice, 2-course lunch and
3-course dinner . drinks aren´t included, accept for breakfast
Activities – Things to do & see
There are many things to do at The Haven. You could either choose to relax in the comfortable surroundings of our River Lodge or you could partake in the many activities that we provide here. Why not:
The River Nile is good for Yellow fish and Nile perch. You can rent some tackle for a small fee at the bar and give it a try down at the rapid. Or you can rent the boat incl. equipment and guide.
Go bird watching
Why not spend a day watching the local birds and wildlife around the camp and on the islands. See if you can spot the easily recognisable white headed ‘Fish Eagle’. You can also hire a boat for a bird cruise on the river. Even monkeys, otters and monitor lizards are pretty common.
Take a Canoe
Explore the beautiful islands in a traditional African Canoe.
Venture out for a swim
This stretch of the river is free of Crocodiles and Hippo’s but still swim at your own risk.
Explore the local villages
Witness the villagers’ traditional and simple lifestyle, which has changed very little throughout the past century. Spot the fish traps and fishermen at the rapids and watch the locals work the field.
Enjoy a sunset cruise
Relax with a drink. Watch the wonders nature. Witness the dramatic colour change of the sky on our river sunset cruise.
Drift away at our campfire
Reflect on the day’s events in front of our “African TV”.
Enjoy free internet access (Wifi). Check your emails with your or our laptop.
Have a nice game of Pool next to the bar.
horse riding, quad biking, rafting, kayaking, bungee or jet boats…
we can book the activities for you
DVD player, DSTV, volley ball, foot ball, badminton, canoe, hammock, table tennis, sandpit …no charge
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