Welcome to Samatian Island Lodge

Samatian Island Lodge
Samatian Island Lodge has breath-taking views across the bronze waters of the lake, spectacular sunsets, a wide array of bird life and the Njemps fishermen who continue to live a lifestyle that has little changed for over 200 years. The lodge has a spacious, open dining mess with views of the lake and beyond to the horizon. There is also a lounge with comfortable cushions, hammocks and chairs. Guest can enjoy alfresco bush breakfasts, open air dining at night around the pool or in the dining mess. Other facilities in the lodge include a swimming pool, lush green gardens and bushy areas. Activities guests can enjoy include bird watching over 450 bird species, boat rides in the lodge’s sesse canoes or speed boats around the rugged islands dotted with acacia and fig trees. Guests can also have the opportunity to get involved with teaching in the local primary school. Activities usually include sports or art. Sun protection – hat, sun cream, sunglasses, walking shoes, sandals, waterproof jacket, jersey, swimwear, sarongs, Insect repellent, torches, cameras, binoculars, bird books, reading material, medical supplies including anti-malarial tablets if required.
Accommodation comprises 4 airy, open-plan thatched rooms. 2 rooms are family units with a partitioned bedroom, verandah, sitting room and bathroom. The other rooms are en suite with sitting areas. Due to the recent flooding and dramatic rise in water levels, there is currently no sitting room (although plans underway to build another) but meals can be taken on the upstairs deck or in the garden. All bedding, mosquito nets, towels, loo paper, soap, firewood and charcoal are provided at the Island.
Guest can access this lodge either by air and connecting with the 20 minute boat ride or they can access by road and connect through the boat. Due to its remote location, it is recommended that guests at least stay a minimum of 2 nights to be able to enjoy the activities in the lodge.
For bookings made more than 60 days from date of arrival a 20% deposit is required, with the remaining balance due 60 days before arrival.
For bookings made less than 60 days from date of arrival, full payment is required. 
Cancellations will be processed as follows:
Cancellation within 2 weeks is non refundable unless space is filled with another booking.


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