Lamela wild waters Lodge – Located on roughly six hectares on Kalagala Island, Wild waters 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. And, it’s uniquely perched on granite rocks with noisy and exciting foamy rapids roaring all around.
The ten stand-alone elevated timber-floor and super-spacious luxury suites nestle in rainforest with amazing river views. Each are linked by raised wooden walkways to the restaurant, bar and library, and feature glass-fronted windows, locally handmade furniture, stylish bathrooms with rain showers, and secluded wooden decks with daybeds and romantic free-standing open-air bathtubs. There are also delicious and far above standard sunrise breakfasts and candle-lit five course dinners and a lovely swimming pool carved out of natural pink granite rocks in the attractive main communal lodge area. Activities on the river for guests in the nearby adventure-hub of Jinja area including heart-pounding white-water rafting or bungee jumping and jet boating, and gentler horse riding or fishing.
Additionally Lamela Wild waters lodge 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. It is fun for the whole family, but Wild waters lodge also offers a relaxing and intimate stay for honeymooners and couples looking for some quiet time if of course the roar of the racing white-water rapids does not interfere. These sounds on the mighty Nile are quite hypnotic and calming so Wild waters offers an experience in all the senses. Nothing much beats the view and sleeping listening to the constant breezes and natural noise all night long in this special place is totally relaxing.
During White water rafting, you can expect long, rolling strides but the activity is conducted between Grade IV and V rapids, with lots of thrills and spills. Despite the intensity of some rapids, most of the people who venture here are first-time rafters, it’s the perfect opportunity since there will be a guide training on how to paddle. White water rafting in the Nile, gives you a chance to explore the source of the Nile Channels. Forested islands, as you bounce down in to the water rapids where you will experience the water spills, thrills hence giving the best of your adventure in the River Nile.