Samuka Island Retreat - The Bird Sanctuary
P.O Box 2161, Jinja
Tel +256 +256 758660020, +256 703660020, +256 713 660020

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AccommodationIntroducing Samuka Island, a unique and possibly one of Uganda's ultimate getaway destinations. The island bird sanctuary is only one and half hours away from Kampala, Uganda but a world away from the crowd. There are over 50 species of migratory and resident birds found on Samuka Island. The island is now one of two known breeding sites for long tailed comorants and little egrets in Uganda.

A gentle boat trip from Rumours at the Source of the River Nile will take you to the island that is 12 acres of unspoiled natural beauty with a bird sanctuary that offers peace, serenity, and tranquility not to mention the excellent cuisine and accommodation offered by our hospitable and personalized staff. Every effort is made to make your stay the perfect way to refresh the mind, body, and delight the senses."

Your adventure begins at the Source of the Nile, Jinja
To get there from Kampala. After crossing the Owen Falls Dam turn right at the first traffic circle. Pass under the Jinja-Kampala railway line and continue on for some 2 kilometres to join Main St Jinja. Turn right into Main St and continue turning right again into West Bell St. Proceed to the traffic circle identified by a Hindu temple on the left side taking the second exit (straight). After a few hundred meters make a left turn indicated Source of the Nile. Rumours Pub is located behind the main parking area.

Relaxing moments and facilities at Samuka Island
Self Contained Cottages with solar electricity and hot water
Friendly African service
International and local cuisine
Sunset cruises
Bird watching

Your Experience at Samuka Island can be just the beginning of your vacation in Uganda. We are in close proximity to The Source of the Nile, Bujagali Falls and The Mabira Forest Reserve. Rafting on the nile can be arranged upon request.

Accommodation - Tariffs Guide 2012

Sunset Cottages
Single Occupancy US$90- B&B
Occupancy US$110- FB
Double O
ccupancy US$120- B&B
Double Occupancy US$160- FB

Island transfer to and from the island origin The Source of the Nile USD40- individual or shared costs.

Children below 3 years sharing with a parent are free.
Children 3 - 12 years sharing with parents pay 50% of the applicable rate of per person sharing.

Rates inclusive of transport and entrance fee to Samuka Island, and reimbursement of entrance fee to Source of Nile.

Group discounts rates negotiable on request.

Boat trips at the Source of the NileBoat Trips / Sunset Cruises
2 hour trip from Rumours to Samuka Island and back: US$35- per person min 5 people to including 1 free drink.
1 hour trip from Rumours to Samuka Island and back: US$25- per person min 5 people to include 1 free drink.
1/2 hour and 1 hour boat trip excursions on request.

We at Samuka Island look for to hosting you on your visit

Rumours Pub, Source of the Nile--- Rumours Pub and Sports Bar Jinja ---

Situated at the Source of the Nile opposite Speke's monument in The Source of the Nile Gardens, Rumours Pub is the only food and beverage outlet at The Source of the Nile. Rumours is also the departure point for those visiting Samuka Island. 

Rumours Restaurant & Bar - Open for lunch and dinner from 12.00 am till late.

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