The Haven is a peaceful and relaxed River Lodge, rated as one of the best accommodation in Jinja region. Enjoy the tranquility and the breathtaking view over the starting point of rafting at the first waterfall of the river Nile. Leave all the strains of the town life behind you as you relax and gaze at the gently flowing water of the longest river in the world.
The restaurant and bar are in the centre of the lodge overlooking the mighty river Nile and the waterfall. Watch the fish eagle, fish otters, monitor lizards, monkeys and numerous species of birds from the spacious terrasse and enjoy the delicious food.
The Haven now has a swimming pool.
The buildings are made of natural materials, earth colours and the influences of local worker/artists all combine to create an undeniably African style. Everything was designed with the environment in mind. The use of solar power, solar heating, septic tanks and rainwater catchments all create an eco-friendly atmosphere. 24 hours electricity available without any annoying generator noise.
view more The 4 Luxury bungalows are spacious en suite Twin/Double Bungalows, with a cosy reading area. We have placed a 3 ft and 5 ft bed inside. The shower has hot running water and offers stunning views of the rapid. It has its very own private shaded terrace with a swinging couch and great view overlooking the river and rapid. Build in safe, Mosquito nets, linen and towels are provided.
Family bungalow is similar to the luxury bungalow. It is a bit bigger and contains a 2. bed room, where we placed 2 beds. If you have more then 2 children, we can ad another 1 or maximum 2 beds to it. Build in safe, Mosquito nets, linen and towels are provided.
Honeymooner is the last building in the row, which guaranties your privacy. It contains a king size bed, swinging couch, the biggest terrace and a big bath in the living room, where you can overlook the rapids while enjoying a unusual bath experience. The separated bath room has a big shower and overlooks the river. Build in safe, Mosquito nets, linen and towels are provided.
The Mid Range bandas are 2 traditional thatched huts with a small shaded terrace and a view of the calm River Nile. You have the option of choosing between single (2-3 people) and double bed accommodation. Mosquito nets, linen and towels are provided. It doesn',t contain any bathroom, but the sanitary block is very near by.
The Camping place has a level area with a nice and soft lawn overlooking the calm River Nile. It is complete with BBQ facilities and a shower /toilet block with hot water. It has barbecue facilities and an exclusive sanitary block with 24/h electricity and hot water. Probably the best camping place in East Africa.
<p>Here you will enjoy fantastic views and comfortable seating in which to unwind. We are offering European cuisine with a touch of Africa. Meat, pasta, fish along with fresh fruit and vegetables, grown on site and from the local village, feature prominently in our menu. Why not enjoy a cool drink in our fully stocked bar while listening to our specially selected tunes. </p>
There are many things to do at The Haven. You could either choose to relax in the comfortable surroundings of our River Lodge or you could partake in the many activities that we provide here. Why not:
The River Nile is good for Yellow fish and Nile perch. You can rent some tackle for a small fee at the bar and give it a try down at the rapid. Or you can rent the boat incl. equipment and guide.
Go bird watching
Why not spend a day watching the local birds and wildlife around the camp and on the islands. See if you can spot the easily recognisable white headed ',Fish Eagle',. You can also hire a boat for a bird cruise on the river. Even monkeys, otters and monitor lizards are pretty common.
Take a Canoe
Explore the beautiful islands in a traditional African Canoe.
Venture out for a swim
This stretch of the river is free of Crocodiles and Hippo's but still swim at your own risk.
Explore the local villages
Witness the villagers', traditional and simple lifestyle, which has changed very little throughout the past century. Spot the fish traps and fishermen at the rapids and watch the locals work the field.
Enjoy a sunset cruise
Relax with a drink. Watch the wonders nature. Witness the dramatic colour change of the sky on our river sunset cruise.
Drift away at our campfire
Reflect on the day's events in front of our "African TV".
Check your emails with your or our laptop.
Have a nice game of Pool next to the bar.
horse riding, quad biking, rafting, kayaking, bungee or jet boats. We can book the activities for you.
DVD player, DSTV, volley ball, foot ball, badminton, canoe, hammock. No charge.