Sambiya River Lodge is a small eco-lodge just 20 minutes from the top of Murchison Falls, with an ongoing focus of bring the community and tourism together. Surrounded by lush vegetation the open plan communal area has wide-sweeping views over the surrounding hills and river. Each of the 26 simple cottage rooms has a small verandah, ensuite bathroom and a fan for the summer months. The main area is large (it also serves 10 basic banda rooms) and has a traditional feel. This is one of the more basic options in the area, but we like it for its location only 15 minutes drive from the top of Murchison Falls.