Partygoers denounce the state of accommodation facilities at the Nyege Nyege festival

Some of the cabins at the Nyege Nyege Festival. [Twitter]

The highly anticipated Nyege Nyege festival kicked off in Uganda on Thursday, but some of the revelers are far from happy with the accommodation facilities.

Taking to social media, a number of adventure-hungry revelers who traveled to the banks of the Nile to take part in the event said organizers had promised quality chalets in some areas, but they were shocked to find cardboard shacks with no proper sanitary facilities.

It all started when a @danx_tusiime shared photos of said cabins, revealing they have no water and the doors can’t be locked.

“This is the chalet. No power! No water! No toilets! No showers! No locks on the doors! These chalets sold out! Wow @NyegeNyegeFest

“#Scam! Imagine people stealing to find this! You guys,” she tweeted.

She went ahead to share photos of the promised chalets, a stark contrast to what revelers saw on day one.

Here are some of the tweets:

According to the festival organizers, there are on-site and off-site accommodations.

Those wishing to camp on site have several options including; Purple Pine Camp, Khapela South African Village, Rapids View Camp, Bring Your Own Forest Camp and Nyege Nyege Wooden Cottages.

The Purple Pine is a private camp in a shaded pine forest overlooking the river and a tent here can comfortably accommodate two adults. It also comes with two mattresses, but party goers need to bring their own bedding. It goes for around Sh8000.


Khapela village has about 100 tents and each tent can accommodate two people. Described as lockable with a South African flair, they also have LED lights, showers and toilets, and 24-hour security. It goes for Sh30,293.


Rapids View Camp, which is already sold out, has 200 well-spaced tents that sleep two and are equipped with a double air mattress and two pillows.


At Bring Your Own Forest Camp, revelers can bring their own tents and gear and set up anywhere in the area. At just Sh2600, one can enjoy the facility which is just three minutes away from Nyege Nyege beach.

The Nyege Nyege wooden cottages were already sold out at the time of publication, but each can sleep two people, is fully lockable and has a charging station for electronic gadgets.


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