Aerial view of wildwaters lodge in ugandaAerial view of wildwaters lodge in uganda

Wildwaters Lodge

From: $340.00

Wildwaters Lodge lies on a unique six hectare private island mid-stream within the mighty River Nile in Uganda, around 25 kilometers 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.


Wildwaters Lodge

Nile River

Wildwaters Lodge has ten elevated, spacious luxury suites nestled within the rain forest boasting amazing river views. Each suite is linked by a raised wooden walkway to the restaurant, bar and library. The suites feature glass-fronted windows stylish bathrooms with rain showers and secluded wooden decks with daybeds. Romantic free-standing open-air bathtubs grace each veranda.

There are also delicious sunrise breakfasts and candle-lit five course dinners for honeymoon couples. A swimming pool carved out of natural pink granite rocks is close to the main communal lodge area. Activities on the river for guests in the nearby adventure-hub of Jinja include white-water rafting or bungee jumping and jet boating. More sublime and gentler horse riding or fishing is also on offer. Wildwaters is a perfect place for viewing some of the 1000 bird species that Uganda is so famous for – from turacos and cuckoos to hawks and eagles. You might also spot giant otters and monitor lizards in the water.

Wildwaters also offers a relaxing and intimate stay for honeymooners and couples looking for some quiet time. Meals are taken in the main area by the pool with magnificent views of the River Nile. Private dinners can be catered for or served in your room on the deck. Dishes are made from the freshest ingredients and most dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free can be accommodated.

Whilst children are most welcome they must also remain under adult supervision at all times.

Wild Waters Lodge is a fantastic location for your Africa safari with a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Read our Country Information for travel to Uganda.

If you are considering doing a Gorilla Trek have a look at Mahogany Springs as an accommodation option.

For some interesting information on mountain gorillas and their conservation read the WWF or African Wildlife Foundation information.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Kampala with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways or South African Airways.

The closest airstrip to the lodge is at Jinja. There is also a helicopter pad on the island, should you wish to book a helicopter transfer please contact Pierre.

On arrival you will me bet by your driver / guide for the transfer to Wildwaters lodge.

One way road transfers from:

Kamapala USD 95-00 per vehicle, 4 guests

Entebbe USD 120-00 per vehicle, 4 guests

Jinja USD 50-00 per vehicle, 4 guests

Should you need any assistance with air or road transfers please get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your movements are seamless.


Included / Excluded


  • Luxury accommodation
  • Boat transfer from the main land to the island (last boat transfer is at 1730 hrs)
  • Welcome fruit cocktail
  • Entry fees to Wildwaters Reserve
  • Pre-breakfast tea,coffee and hot chocolate room service
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner


  • A full English  breakfast with a selection of cereals, fruits, nuts, and fresh fruit juices
  • Lunch is a single-course with the choice from an a-la-carte menu
  • Dinner is a 5-course a la carte menu


  • All beverages
  • Staff tips & gratuities
  • Spa treatments
  • Activities
  • Shop and others not highlighted in the includes
  • Government taxes (currently $1 per room per night) which is charged separately on the accommodation invoice.


Wildwaters Lodge offers the following outsourced activities:

  • Rafting
  • Paddleboarding
  • Nile Cruise
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Spa
  • Quad biking

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