Cottage on the Nile in Jinja
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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A typical African style cottage with a large veranda, overlooking the River Nile. The garden has a wide variety of birds and monkeys. Cool off in the swimming pool or catch your own fish for lunch.
5km from Jinja, the adventure capital of E. Africa.

The space

This a thatched house with big verandah, sitting area, kitchen, hot showers, solar power, and private parking space. 1 bedroom with double bed and a mezzanine floor with two single beds. For a fifth person, there is a sofa bed in the sitting area but it is not very comfortable and only fit for young children.
The cottage has a beautiful big garden sloping down to the river Nile and a newly built 12 x 5 meter swimming pool.
You can choose to do self catering or you can order "the meal of the day" from the retreat centre connected to the garden. Bird safaris on the Nile and rafting can be arranged as well as horse back safaris. The river is great for fishing too. It's the perfect place for nature lovers, so bring your binoculars!
The house is 5 km away from Jinja, the second biggest town in Uganda. It is easy to arrange public transport to take you to Jinja, where you will find restaurants, supermarkets and the famous "Source of the Nile."
The cottage is an ideal place to go with friends or meet family far away from your home country.

Guest access

The guests have access to the 12x5 swimming pool and to a beautiful laid out garden of the next door retreat centre. It is a shared swimming pool. The pool is also used for guests of the retreat centre. Monday evening from 5-7 the pool is open for the staff of the retreat centre and therefore it can be busy.
There are swing beds in the garden and a trampoline for any one who likes jumping.

Interaction with guests

I am available for guests if there is need. However the practical things are taken care of by the staff of the retreat centre next door.

Other things to note

There are a number of tourist attractions in Jinja, such as rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking and fishing. A local fisher boat can pick you up from the house to do a bird safari on the river Nile. A list with activities and phone numbers are in the house.


Amenities
Kitchen
Free parking on premise

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Extra people £9 / night after 2 guests
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

There is electricity in the cottage, with a solar back up in case of power failure. Water from the tap needs to be boiled or filtered. It is advisable to come with bottled water or buy it from the retreat centre next door.
We kindly ask guests to play music only inside the house as there are other people living nearby. Smoking is not allowed in the house, only outside.
The house is for 4 people only, with possibly space for a extra child. The house is equipped for 5 people so please do not cook meals for bigger parties as the house is too small to accommodate more. Day guests to the house pay 10,000 shillings for the use of swimming pool. This is a holiday home, which means that it is self catering and that there are no cleaning services are available. For long stays, after every four days, you will receive clean bedsheets and towels . Please bring your own swimming towels.
Unfortunately, we can not accept pets in and around the house and in the compound.
Use of drugs is not allowed and we reserve the right to ask guests to leave the premises when the laws of the country are not observed.
Check in time is 2.00 pm and check out on the day of departure is 11.00 am.

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Samuel User Profile
September 2017
Great cottage with amazing views of the Nile. Well maintained amenities including a private pool with a fantastic host and support staff. Only 15 mins from Jinja town. Highly recommended.

Carrie User Profile
August 2017
This was the perfect oasis in Jinja. Beautiful view, great service and the pool was really nice.

Niels User Profile
July 2017
The place is very lovely. The cottage is clean and very cozy with comfortable beds. Ingrid was also very helpful as we got a lot of stuff stolen in Jinja town (bring all valuables to Ingrid's house and avoid Java's in town) which was great. Highly recommend the place - amazing view from the pool.

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Don
June 2017
Another amazing stay at Ingrid's. The cottage is wonderful, containing all you could possibly need for a comfortable stay; and the location is stunning, the views over the nile are just breathtaking. Loved staying here. Highly recommended.

Tiina User Profile
June 2017
The place is calm and cosy just a quick drive away from downtown Jinja. There are no shops or restaurants near so do some shopping beforehand. Ingrid is a great host who will help you with anything. This is a cottage like home so poor internet and no tv. Read carefully the directions on how to get there.

Thomas User Profile
May 2017
Great location, very relaxed scenic spot. The house is nice, but outside is where you want to spend your time. Ingrid made everything easy for us. The pool is a bonus too! Thank you!!

Chad User Profile
April 2017
Cottage on the Nile has million dollar views of the Nile River. The Banda is whimsical, quaint, and just charming. Our children LOVED sleeping in the loft! The banda was super clean, and we all felt so much peace sleeping there. Nice shower. Great kitchen set-up. Cottage on the Nile has a salt water pool!!! It's the 1st salt water pool we've ever seen in Uganda. Salt water is so much better and healthier than chlorine pools. Honestly, this is our favorite place we've ever stayed at in Jinja! Thank you, Ingrid!

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I am a Dutch national living in Uganda for a long time and can assist you to find ways to explore this beautiful country.

Languages: English, Nederlands
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