11 Jul 2022

Adrift River Club and Adrift Overland Camp are now open!


Adrift Announces the opening of two new properties and an enhanced range of Adventure activities in Uganda.  

Adrift, the popular Ugandan based adventure brand associated with Lemala Camps and Lodges whose essence has been the desire to provide the most exciting, safe, reliable and reputable adventure activities on and around the River Nile downstream of Jinja and Lake Victoria, is delighted to announce the expansion of their range of activities and the opening of their two new Adrift branded properties close to our private island escape - Lemala Wildwaters.

In June this year Adrift finalized brand new child friendly facilities at Adrift Overland Camp and Adrift River Club on the western banks of the River Nile 2 hours east of  Kampala.

Right next door is the Adrift Adventure Centre, a brand new adventure hub where guests can book and enjoy an unrivalled selection and combination of exciting river and land based activities with Adrift - East Africa’s most respected and reputable adventure brand.

 Leanne Haigh CEO of Adrift and Lemala commented;

Adrift and Lemala have always been proud to be deeply committed to our three communities, those villages with whom we coexist, our staff and their families and our travel professional friends around the world.  After two years of COVID we are especially pleased to be demonstrating this commitment to the villages of Kasambya and Kalagala.

Wildwaters was born from the waters of the River Nile and we have always been committed to recruit staff from the villages along its banks. Our amazingly fresh fish are pulled sustainably from the waters of the river by fishermen who’s families have fished these waters for generations. We are absolutely delighted to be extending our support of this entire area. Buying locally grown “fresh from the field” fruits not only means better prices for the farmer it also shortens our supply lines and environmental foot print. We have plans to initiate egg, vanilla pod and clove propagation programs locally.” 

SUMMARY OF Adrift River Club, Adrift Overland Camp and Adrift Adventure Centre

Adrift River Club

  • 10x River Facing ensuite rooms with verandah
  • 3x Garden Facing 2 bedroom ensuite rooms with verandah
  • A la carte restaurant on site
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Curio Shop & Spa opening September 2022  

Adrift Overland Camp

  • 4x 6 bed ensuite dormitories
  • 2x 8 bed ensuite dormitories
  • 2x 10 bed ensuite dormitories
  • 7 Adventure Tents
  • Shaded camping grounds
  • 2x Ablution blocks for campers
  • 6x truck bays with power, water and weather and insect proof eating area
  • 24hours power with backup generator
  • A la carte restaurant on site
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Pizza Oven
  • Pool table
  • DSTV
  • Laundry available on site

Adrift Activity Centre

  • White Water rafting
  • River Bugs
  • Kayaking
  • Stand up Paddle Boarding
  • Nile Cruise
  • Horseriding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Community Walks
  • Quad biking
  • East Africa’s newest and highest Bungee tower (opening September 2022)