Here’s a piece of trivia and a question for you. Did you know that Uganda is called ‘The Pearl of Africa’, and have you ever considered visiting the country as a tourist? It was Sir Winston Churchill who first coined the ‘Pearl of Africa’ phrase upon seeing the country’s magnificent scenery. If you are still pondering whether you should visit Uganda, bear in mind that Lonely Planet voted the country “the No. 1 destination to visit” back in 2012. This time around, we are featuring Uganda’s premium accommodation – Wildwaters Lodge.
The Wildwaters Lodge lies on the spectacular River Nile, deep in the rainforest, on a petite island downstream from Lake Victoria. The Lodge is also in the very centre of the Wildwaters Reserve, the natural habitat of river otters, giant monitor lizards and numerous species of birds. It is also only half an hour away from the Jinja, the second largest town in Uganda, and one and a half hours away from the capital city of Kampala.
The Lodge has 10 suites (nine king suites and one Royal Suite) which are connected by elevated walkways. The suites range in size from 92 to 132 square metres. All of them have breathtaking views of the Nile, king- and queen-size beds, private terraces with double bath tubs, and mosquito nets.
The Wildwaters is known as a safari lodge, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to try horseback safaris, river rafting, kayaking or surfing, bungee jumping, jetboat rides, fishing trips and guided walks because there is plenty to see at the Wildwaters Reserve. A tour with the original “African Queen”, the ship in the film starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn, is a special treat.
Also, make sure that you book Wildwaters Signature Bath infused by scented plants and natural oils. The staff will prepare it for you, together with a bottle of chilled champagne.
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