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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Highly recommended. The road to the ferry is a little hairy but well worth it. Beautiful location and wonderful people. Had a really chilled few days. Explored the islands, hung out in the hammocks, played frisbee golf and relaxed with a couple of beers. Food is excellent too. Get there before it disappears under the water - will be a...

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review of our beautiful island escape! The frisbee golf is a great hit and many of our guests spend hours playing the course :-) We hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Excellent destination for relaxation. Would highly recommend. The food is exceptional, drink prices high for the region but not extortionate and the quality and friendliness of the staff cannot be overstated.

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review of our stunning little island - we totally agree that it is the perfect destination for complete relaxation. We are constantly working on our menu to ensure that all our food is fresh and delicious; so its great to hear that you enjoyed it too! Warm regards

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A stunning location for a break, on a small island that manages to pack in plenty of entertainment. Amazing food and good atmosphere on the island. Would highly recommend staying here with friends or as a family.

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you very much for submitting your review of our beautiful island escape. We agree that its the perfect place to chill and we certainly hope to see you back again soon. Warm regards

Kampala
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We went to Hairy Lemon as an easy start to our family camping career. We wanted a venue where we wouldn't have to cook and had access to showers when we broke out our tent for the first time, and Hairy Lemon was a perfect trial run. HL has bandas, glamping, and camping, all of which include board options. It...

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up such an extensive and informative review of our island getaway. It is very encouraging to hear just how much you and your family enjoyed your first time camping experience with us; and that it was so successful for you too. How lovely to hear that your children enjoyed all...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I have stayed at hairy lemon a few times over the last 6 years and make sure I find time to visit every time I come to Uganda. There is something about the island that makes you come back for more and every time I have visited it improves, on my last visit I was thrilled to discover a rope...

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up such a wonderful, (and informative) review of our beautiful island escape. It is very heartwarming to read that each of your visits just gets better and better... which means that all our hard work is paying off! We certainly try to ensure that each and every guest has the...

Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our expectations were high, based on the reviews I found online. However I thought out stay at Hairy Lemon wasn't really worth the money. We paid 45 USD each (full board) each for a safari tent. The tent was quite old and there were some holes in it but the beds were okay. We arrived in the afternoon and the...

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up a review of your stay with us. I am terribly sorry to hear how disappointed you were with our service and the accommodation we provided. We have looked at the tent in which you stayed and agree that it was not up to standard and has since been taken...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Hairy Lemon does an outstanding job creating a haven of relaxation and fun. Even if it were just the amazing food, fun different spots to lounge or play, and warm, friendly, knowledgeable staff I would give it 5/5 stars. But the location so near some of the world's best whitewater and the incredible birds landing on the Lemon's gorgeous islands...

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write up such a lovely review of our beautiful island archipelago. We love that nature abounds in all its forms; from the beautiful bird life to the smallest butterflies. Having the Nile wash up over your toes while sunning on the beach is one of the most magical experiences one can...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The island is a wonderful retreat-type place, ideal for people who enjoy things like reading, kayaking, yoga and slack lining and who care about good food. The couple that runs the place is very friendly and all other staff were great too. I expect staying at the Hairy Lemon will be a very different experience depending on how many other...

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write up such a lovely review of our beautiful island. It's great to hear that our staff were helpful too as we have been working hard to ensure that not only do we meet; but in most cases; exceed our guests expectations! Looking forward to having you back on the island...

Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Stunningly beautiful archipelago on the Nile River. Indiana Jones style jungle waterways, secluded waterfalls, foot bridges between islands, monkeys, exotic birds, lizards, camping sites, dorms, safari tents, bandas, a private cabin, swimming, frisbee, and limited cell service ;) It's worth noting that the place has only basic facilities (e.g. toilets/showers), but they're clean and well designed such that they present...

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon Island, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for your awesome review of our beautiful island getaway. We love that you found some of the waterfalls and took the time to experience a little nature; first hand! We look forward to seeing you back soon. Warm regards

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The location of this island is magical. It is completely idyllic. All the staff are wonderful and very helpful. The food is amazing and I loved how everyone eats together and you get to know all the other guests. It just has a brilliant, friendly atmosphere and I went back many times over my stay in Uganda. I couldn't recommend...

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Thank you so much for taking time to write up your review of our beautiful island getaway. Guests often tell us that they would look to our reviews before making a booking; so its very much appreciated. We work hard to ensure that every guest is made to feel welcome and that their expectations are exceeded; so its lovely to...

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hairy Lemon Island is framed by the rushing waters of the River Nile forty kilometers downstream from the Source in Jinja. Hairy Lemon offers a unique combination of relaxation and adventure opportunities to visitors, from the calm inlet waters of our "beach" or the world-class rapids and waves only paddle strokes away. We have accommodation options for every budget and agenda, or you can simply pitch your tent on our hillside campsite within eye and earshot of the Nile River. All options include three meals with a full service bar available allowing you to carelessly enjoy life on the Island. Whether you are seeking to retreat and relax in Uganda's perfect climate or exploit the surrounding white waters, let Hairy Lemon be your Island Home in East Africa! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hairy Lemon Island

Address: Nazigo | Jinja, Hairy Lemon Island, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Eastern Region > Hairy Lemon Island
Price Range: ₹ 3,268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Hairy Lemon Hotel Jinja
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“Camping is our favorite option.”
 of 5 bubbles Brinavet, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't attempt to go here without a car”
 of 5 bubbles Sleen_s, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near the waterfall were lovely”
 of 5 bubbles shelleyp1966, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You might want to bring additional beddings especially for the dormitories”
 of 5 bubbles nekjo2008, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a tent and it was very romantic.”
 of 5 bubbles UK-UG-1991, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
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