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15 Km From Njeru Towards Kayunga Rd West Bank of the River Nile, Jinja Uganda
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#2 of 60 Speciality lodging in Jinja
Travellers' Choice
The Haven is consistently rated one of Jinja's best lodges / restaurants, with a breath-taking view of rafting at the White Nile's first waterfall. Enjoy our delicious food while watching monkeys, otters and incredible birds. Fish on the River Nile. Go bird watching. Take a motor boat cruise straight from our jetty. Explore the river's beautiful islands by canoe. Ride a mountain bike. Explore local life. Sit by our campfire. Free facilities: volleyball, football, badminton, table tennis, pool table, table tennis, hammock, sandpit, and Jinja's best children's play area. This peaceful river lodge has luxury bandas and bungalows, a honeymoon suite, family bungalows and suite, lazy camping tents and conference facilities. All rooms have (imported) spring-loaded mattresses, USB chargers, European and British power sockets. The Haven also has a swimming pool (residents only) and satellite TV. This eco lodge is solar-powered and has hot water. Our water is from our 18 m deep well and is UV filtered as well!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Gift shop
Public wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Mosquito net
Picnic area
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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15 Km From Njeru Towards Kayunga Rd West Bank of the River Nile, Jinja Uganda
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crookiw wrote a review Dec 2021
Frome, United Kingdom7 contributions
Lovely place to stay. Good rooms, good food, excellent service. Great views of birds on the river and plenty of other birds on site. I don’t like being forced to write 200 characters minimum because it stretches my imagination.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Response from Rainer Holst, Owner at The Haven
Responded 06 Dec 2021
Thanks for Your positive review and You are right the birds have a huge diversity at The Haven. See You soon!
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Bart wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Property's Favourite Review
We stayed for the weekend and it was all perfect. Great location, great accommodation and great food and service. We went for horse riding, but most of the time we enjoyed staying at the Haven to enjoy the amazing views on the nile and the rapids from the restaurant or the cottage. A complete stress free safe place, beautifully designed and the best place to stay at the source of the Nile.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We went for the nicest cottage but all is great including camping at the great camping location.
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Response from Rainer Holst, Owner at The Haven
Responded 15 Dec 2020
You are probably right, Thanks for Your great review!!!
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DreamyTraveller256 wrote a review Dec 2021
5 contributions
It was really beautiful, the food was amazing, shower water was hot and staff were professional and flexible. The sounds from the falls are just so calming and the view of the rapids is BREATHTAKING!!! They have beautiful birds and these orange tailed monkeys that are high up in the trees. The only thing I didn’t like was the bedsheets.. I don’t like the colour brown for bedding and the sheet material was a bit rough. But the mattress was comfortable and the room was alright.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Rainer Holst, Owner at The Haven
Responded 06 Dec 2021
Thanks for Your positive review. We having a few white beddings....please let us know and we will put it on for Your next stay. Have a nice pre Christmas time and hope to see You again, soon.
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Hans-Martin M wrote a review Nov 2021
Zurich, Switzerland47 contributions16 helpful votes
Nice setting of the restaurant overlooking the river Nile. Very good food, great breakfast, friendly staff. Nice hut with big bed, clean, spacious and nice privacy. Good wifi everywhere on the site. No problem for late check-out. To recommend…!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Rainer Holst, Owner at The Haven
Responded 06 Dec 2021
Thanks a lot and hope to see You again!
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Alban Mathis wrote a review Oct 2021
Widnau, Switzerland6 contributions2 helpful votes
At the end of a Uganda tour we spent the last few days relaxing here. It was pure relaxation in a beautiful place. The bungalows are at a large distance so that you have full privacy. Wonderful view of the Nile. You only hear the rushing water. The name "The Haven" fits perfectly. We loved every minute and hope we can the Haven again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Rainer Holst, Owner at The Haven
Responded 06 Dec 2021
perfect choice to do The Haven at the end of Your trip....great to review Your trip and get reenergized for the flight home...
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US$151 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Haven
Which popular attractions are close to The Haven?
Nearby attractions include Itanda Falls (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Haven?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Haven?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Haven?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Haven?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Haven have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.