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Samuka Island Retreat

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Outdoor pool
Front of property
Twin Room | Desk, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served, local and international cuisine
Twin Room | Bathroom | Shower, free toiletries, towels

Overview of Samuka Island Retreat

Samuka Island Retreat

3.0 star property
3-star lodge in Jinja with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.6/10 Exceptional

4 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Boat tours
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area


  • The Deli - 30 min drive
  • Java House - 26 min drive
  • Java House Jinja - 27 min drive
  • Nile Village Hotel - 27 min drive
  • The Source Cafe - 29 min drive

About this property

Samuka Island Retreat

When visiting Jinja, Samuka Island Retreat is a great choice to consider. You can splash around at the outdoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via Boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 48 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets stay for free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Boat tours
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking nearby


  • 24-hour front desk


  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Fan

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place.


<p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Samuka Island Retreat Hotel
Samuka Island Retreat Jinja
Samuka Island Retreat Jinja
Samuka Island Retreat Hotel Jinja
Samuka Island Retreat Lodge
Samuka Island Retreat Jinja
Samuka Island Retreat Lodge Jinja

Frequently asked questions

Does Samuka Island Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Samuka Island Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Samuka Island Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Samuka Island Retreat?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Samuka Island Retreat?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Samuka Island Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Samuka Island Retreat?
You can check in from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at Samuka Island Retreat and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as fishing and boat tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Samuka Island Retreat?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers local and international cuisine.
What's the area around Samuka Island Retreat like?
Samuka Island Retreat is located a short 1-minute walk from Lake Victoria.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful and serene place. The lake views are unbelievable. The manager Micheal and the rest of his stuff went above and beyond to make our stay memorable.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Samuka Island Resort is a GREAT place to stay, but one has to be aware of both the environment AND what it take to get there.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great spot for a proposal :-)
This is a very nice spot on a secluded island in Lake Victoria just outside the source of the (White) Nile about 20 min by boat. The place is a little rustic so if you’re looking for 4 - 5 Star accommodation this isn’t it but if you’re happy with a little less then you will enjoy this place and peacefulness. Lot’s of bird life and monitor lizards along the shoreline. Everything comes in by boat so the menu options may be limited but they will do their best. The swimming pool was in need of cleaning when we were there but they were on that as we left. The best part of the stay was definitely the team that looks after you while you are there. The sunrise and sunset are beautiful and if there are storms then you have an amazing from row seat to the lightning. It was a beautiful spot for an engagement (bring your own champagne and they will chill and serve it for you).
Robert, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great place to escape to, menu was disappointing at times as a lot of things weren't available. Staff extra helpful.
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review