Exclusive use Groups
Nile Safari Lodge is ideal for groups, no matter what the occasion. Looking to celebrate something special with friends and loved ones, or trying to find the ultimate company team-building getaway? With large open spaces for relaxing in, to almost any activity that the team of over 40 staff can organise at the drop of a cap.
Birthday parties are always popular, or for more formal affairs we can organise a four-course gastronomic feast! We hire in a local African band to get you grooving, the infinity pool is decorated with lanterns and flares, and you can party the night away.
Hire Nile Safari Lodge exclusively for anniversary celebrations, birthdays or any type of gathering where you might like the place to yourselves! Exclusive use of Nile Safari Lodge is quoted per night for use of all 8 bandas and facilities. Exclusive use rates usually apply when booking seven or more bandas.
Do I need a visa?
Virtually all visitors to Uganda will need a visa to enter the country. UK and Irish citizens travelling to Uganda can apply for their visa in advance online using the Ugandan e-visa portal: https://www.ivisa.com/uganda-visa-application. Visas are generally issued within two working days. Please note that the e-visa system only accepts Debit cards and is roughly US$50 per person.
Visitors are also required to have at least two blank pages in their passport which must be valid for 6 months beyond your expected departure date from Uganda. As advice can change on a regular basis we recommend you check with the advice issued by your government’s State Department or Foreign Office before you set off on your journey.
Can I bring my children?
Babies and children are very welcome to stay at Nile Safari Lodge and are able to join their parents on daily game drives. We have cradles and extra beds available on site, children of all ages must be under parental supervision at all times whilst in the lodge.
Just what is…?
- A child? A guest aged 5 to 18
- An adult? A guest aged 18 years and over
Children and additional adults are charged as follows:
- 1 child sharing with 1 adult will be charged $100 for non residents and $90 for East African residents, during the low season and during the high season, non resident child will pay $150 and $135 for East African residents, on top of the adult single occupancy rate
- 1 child in his/her own room is charged at the adult single occupancy rate
Can I hire a game vehicle privately?
Yes you can. The cost to hire your own game vehicle is $30 per person, per day. Private hire of game vehicles at Nile Safari Lodge is subject to availability.
Can I hire Nile Safari Lodge exclusively
Absolutely. Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, wedding or just a great opportunity to experience a safari with family, friends or colleagues, the Nile Safari Lodge team is on hand to cater for all requests.
What’s in my banda?
Each banda at Nile Safari Lodge includes a spacious seating area, en suite bathroom and large terrace to maximise those amazing views over the Nile. All our bandas cover approximately 113 square metres for the Deluxe and exclusive banda, and for the Family banda covers approximately 230 square metres. All rooms are equipped with a hairdryer, torches, bathrobes, slippers and water bottles. Power sockets in Uganda use the British standard 3-pin arrangement so guests visiting from other parts of the world will be provided with universal sockets in your room. Please note that we operate under solar energy.
How about cash? What’s the currency?
The currency in Uganda is the Uganda Shilling. The Shilling is readily accepted for both large and small transactions however you may need at least $50 in cash per person to pay for your visa upon arrival in the country if you’ve not organised your visa prior to departure. The authorities at the airport will accept payment in Euros and British Pounds however amounts may vary and they are less likely to have exact change. Credit cards are not accepted! ATMs are available at the main international airport and in the larger towns however these reportedly can struggle with non-Ugandan cards so we recommend obtaining some Shillings before you depart for small purchases while you’re in transit (or if you plan on spending any time in Kampala). Once you arrive at Nile Safari Lodge you will not need any cash, and if you purchase anything from the gift shop or book a spa treatment payment can be taken by credit card.
What’s the best time to visit? What will the temperature be?
For game viewing the Murchison Falls National Park has abundant wildlife year round, and Uganda’s position straddling the equator means there isn’t a huge amount of variation in temperature throughout the year. You can expect average highs of about 30°C/86°F in the months from December to March with somewhat cooler temperatures from July to September. Due to its elevation temperatures in the evening do drop to around 15°C/59°F however it rarely gets much colder than this.
What clothing and footwear will I need?
For game drives you should wear pale or neutral colours. In the warmer months from December to March these should be lightweight, but take a windbreaker or light jacket for evenings. For the cooler and wetter months take a jumper/sweater, fleece or warm jacket too. Trainers/sneakers are fine for safari walks, and it’s a good idea to bring a hat and sunglasses – for all seasons. You can wear whatever you like around the lodge, and while formal wear isn’t always practical, of course it’s up to you. Make sure you don’t forget your swimsuit.
Do I need to have any vaccinations before I arrive?
No vaccinations are required on entry unless you have just arrived from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission. Malaria is still a risk in some areas of Uganda so it is important to see medical advice on appropriate precautions during your stay.
What are the arrival and departure times at Nile Safari Lodge?
Check-in is officially 1pm. If you want to arrive earlier we’ll make every effort to have a banda ready for you, but if not we’ll look after your bags so you can start enjoying yourself. Check-out of your room is officially 10am however we are flexible. Just ask us the night before you leave. If your flight leaves later in the afternoon we won’t leave you stranded and you are welcome to make use of the lodges’s facilities until it’s time to say your goodbyes!