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Mayanja River Lodge is located in the Kafu River Basin, next to Ngoma. It is the only place in Uganda from which lucky tourists may see the elusive Sitatunga, ghost of the swamp. The location is also ideal for birdwatchers as the landscape includes bush thicket, papyrus swamps and of course the river!

The lodge is furnished with handmade Teak furniture and has a comfortable lounge area and fireplace. Wi-Fi access is available in the dining hall. It also has electricity and hot and cold water 24 hours.

Luxury Safari Tents

Mayanja River Lodge has 4 separate luxury safari tents. All the tents have an ensuite bathroom and a veranda with lounge chairs. Inside the tents have all the essentials and more: a comfortable double bed with a mosquito net, an open wardrobe, a sofa, extra shelves and drawers. Head to our photo gallery page to get a better look.

We are happy to provide a wake up call service, in-room dining should you want it and laundry service every day.

Our Restaurant

At Mayanja River Lodge you can expect to be treated to a satisfying dining experience! In the mornings we offer both continental and full English breakfasts, normally between 6am-10am. For lunch and dinner, you will be served a three course meal of either international or Uganda style cuisine, between 13.00 for lunch and around 8:00pm for dinner. We remain flexible with the meal times, and we are open to special requests.

We regularly organize BBQs next to our fireplace overlooking the river. While your meat sizzles on the grill, sit back and enjoy the view as the light turns from the warm yellow-orange to the hot red of sunset with a cold drink in your hand.

We can also cater to dietary needs, but please inform us in advance so that we can prepare according to your needs. Packed lunches are available, should you prefer or need either of these.

Our Bar

You will always find a fully stocked bar at Mayanja.

We encourage you to have your drinks around the fire place for a relaxing sun-downer. It is also nice to hang out there after dinner and enjoy a friendly conversation with your fellow travellers or other guests.

The luxury safari tents all have a small veranda from which you may also watch the sunset, while drinking a cold one and having a savoury appetizer.


Our rates at Mayanja River Lodge include 2 activities per day, which you may choose based on your preferences. You can find descriptions of these under the activities tab.

Please contact us at for our rates card, any enquiry or further information.