Murchison Falls National Park is the most perfect Uganda safari destination for a wildlife fanatic and is it is famous for a reason. This Uganda safari park was first gazetted as a game reserve in 1926 making it the oldest Uganda wildlife safari conservation area. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest National Park, hosting about 76 species of mammals and 451 birds that make it one of the best Uganda bird watching safari destinations for bird enthusiasts.
Bisected by the Victoria Nile, Murchison Falls National Park Uganda is home to the world’s most powerful waterfall which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls. Murchison Falls is the centrepiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of white-water.
After a Uganda wildlife tour game drive in Murchison Falls Park, drive to the paraa jetty and have 2-hour boat ride to the bottom of the falls so you don’t miss out on the major highlight of the park. The boat ride gives you a chance to sight wildlife quenching their thirst along the river banks including crocodiles. While at the bottom, you may choose to hike to the top of the falls, stopping at the different points where you can see the falls until you reach the top.
The mighty waterfall drains its water into a river that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda’s most remarkable wildlife spectacles that you sight during the boat ride. Regular visitors to the riverbanks include the Nile crocodiles, hippos, elephants, buffaloes and aquatic birds.
Consider Murchison Falls National Park your next Uganda tour destination with friends, workmates and family. As a Uganda safari tour operator, we advise and guide our esteemed clients about the different Uganda safari activities in Murchison Falls National Park, the various tourist attractions in Murchison Falls National Park, and the different types of Uganda safari accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park Uganda.
In this article, we write present to you suitable Uganda safari lodges in Murchison Falls National Park where you can stay during your short Uganda safari or Long Uganda tour with your family, friends, workmates or group.
Chobe Safari Lodge
Set in a prime location in Murchison Falls National Park, Chobe Safari Lodge is the perfect retreat for any sensitive traveller. It is one of the Uganda luxury safari lodges in Murchison Falls National Park.
Chobe Safari Lodge was originally constructed way back in the 1950s and at that time was one of the jewels in Uganda’s crown of tourism destinations. The lodge offers you great panoramic views of the magnificent River Nile, coupled with the ample wildlife, birds, flora and fauna.
The newly refurbished and restored Chobe Safari Lodge boasts an unbeatable architecture and interior design featuring 36 elegant guest rooms, 21 luxury tents, 4 suites and a Presidential Cottage. The River Nile is the main focus from an architect’s perspective, and so all the rooms and luxury tents have balconies and terraces facing the magnificent sweeping views. Even the 3-tier swimming pool has panoramic views of the River Nile.
Named after the historic English explorer Samuel Baker, Baker’s Lodge is situated on the South Bank of the mighty Nile River which transects Murchison Falls National Park. Baker’s Lodge is a warm safari styled lodge is set within a large private area with direct river access. It is characterized with large shady trees and wetland areas that host abundant birdlife along the water’s edge. During your stay there on your short Uganda wildlife safari or long Uganda wildlife safari, you will enjoy views of the river and the magnificent islands that host wild game, birdlife including nesting egret birds, elephants bathing and pods of hippos.
Baker’s Lodge has spacious thatched safari suites each raised from the ground on supporting pillars with its own deck overlooking the river. It has a swimming pool area that offers its guests a welcome option to cool off from the day’s activities and enjoy the sunset views.
Nile Safari Lodge
Nile Safari Lodge is strategically nestled on the southern bank of the River Nile hence offering you exclusive accommodation adjacent to one of the most iconic Africa safari attractions, Murchison Falls National Park. Imagine yourself standing on your private deck on the river bank enjoying a short Uganda wildlife tour, sighting animals in their natural habitat.
This Nile Safari Lodge has six luxurious bandas that provide a high level of luxury and service inclusive of a traditional freestanding bathtub; perfect for relaxing and enjoying the evening views.
Are you on honeymoon? Nile Safari Lodge has an Exclusive honeymoon banda named MWEZI (Swahili word for Moon) giving the couple an ultimate romantic getaway in the elite banda suite. Its uniqueness is in its private plunge pool, king size star bed with a complementary view of the flowing River Nile.
Even when you choose to travel as a group or family, the lodge has an Exclusive family banda named DUNIA (Swahili word for Earth). It is an ideal option for larger groups. It accommodates four to eight guests.
The lodge has an onsite restaurant, a lounge and bar, a beautiful infinity pool, and will soon have a spa with a full range of treatments.
Paraa Safari Lodge
Established in 1954, Paraa Safari Lodge is located in the north-west of Uganda overlooking one of nature’s best-kept secrets, the River Nile. Paraa Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Each of the 54 rooms at Paraa Safari Lodge is complete with balcony and en-suite private bathroom. The choice of accommodation at the lodge varies – a cottage, suites, double, twin and single.
It also offers a choice of fine dining throughout one’s stay, and the Explorer’s bar is the ideal watering hole after a day of wildlife discovery in Murchison Falls National Park.
The swimming pool at the lodge even has a pool bar – where you can sip a cocktail in the water while overlooking the River Nile below at sunset.
Kabalega Wilderness Lodge
Inspired by the breath-taking splendour of the wild landscapes of Murchison Falls National Park and the history and culture of the Bunyoro region of Uganda, Kabalega Wilderness Lodge will amaze you with its allure and its unique location adjacent to one of the biggest natural reserves in Uganda. It comprises of individual Safari Cabins spread throughout 7 acres of bristling bushes on the banks of the streaming waters of the mighty River Nile.
All the lodge structures are made from an architectural balance of mud and wood, and the roof is thatched with handpicked grass from the rolling plains of the neighbouring villages. The walls are plastered African style with mud and wattle with a contemporary twist.
The lodge is tastefully decorated with rustic safari furnishings and fixtures handcrafted from carefully selected local and natural materials. The cabins and dining all feature an open design to offer you a feeling of oneness with nature and breathtaking uninterrupted views of the magnificent and wild surroundings ensuring that your unique safari experience continues even when at the lodge.
Pakuba Safari Lodge
Pakuba Safari Lodge is nestled on the Eastern Bank of the Albert Nile in Murchison Falls National Park overlooking the spectacular River Nile. The lodge location offers panoramic views of the mighty River Nile. During your stay at this mid-range Uganda safari accommodation lodge in Murchison Falls National Park, you can enjoy views of the surrounding riverine forest below and captivating surrounding wilderness where you will get the chance to sight Giraffes, Elephants, Antelopes and occasionally Leopards that pay regular visits to the lodge.
Pakuba Safari Lodge comprises of 32 Double/Twin rooms and 4 Family rooms, each with a private ensuite bathroom. The family suite comprises two independent ensuite rooms with an interconnecting door making it suitable for families with children.
Set on the Eastern banks of the slow-flowing Albert Nile, Fort Murchison revokes the idea of a well maintained isolated but a frequented African safari lodge. Fort Murchison offers a variety of comfortable accommodations to suit budgets from mid to lower market. It consists of 12 en-suite units comprising of a spacious bedroom with comfortable beds, bathrooms with countersunk basins and showers with plenty of hot water from solar heaters. All rooms contain a writing desk and a private balcony with its own sofa. The atmosphere is a mix of African luxury with a touch of Swahili style.
Apart from the main accommodation, Fort Murchison offers non-self-contained tents. These are comfortably furnished with 2 single beds with mosquito nets, a bedside table and a power outlet for charging your electrical equipment. All tents are placed under a grass thatched roof which creates your private terrace and provides some welcome shade. The tents share a communal ablution block with showers and flushing toilets.
After your Long Uganda safari, you can cool down at a pool with one of the best views of Uganda.
Budongo Eco Lodge
Being the habitat of more than 600 chimpanzees and 8 other species of primates, Budongo Forest has one of the largest communities of chimps in the country. It is also home to rare forest bird species, such as the Puvel’s Illadopses, which is endemic to this region.
Budongo Reserve is the largest remaining Mahogany forest in East Africa, with impressive trees growing up to 80 meters. With a network of 115 km of trails, this unexplored area offers you great excitement and adventure!
The Kaniyo Pabidi Ecotourism site, which was first managed by the Jane Goodall Institute, was taken over in August 2009 and changed its name to Budongo Eco Lodge under the management of Uganda Lodges.
Budongo Eco Lodge consists of 5 comfortable eco-cabins with private veranda, four spacious dorm rooms, a visitor’s centre and restaurant.
When you look at a sample of our trip advisor reviews, a good number of tourists who safari to Uganda/ Visit Uganda have a lot of adventure stories to tell about their experiences in this park. Many have tailored Uganda wildlife tours that include other safari activities like Uganda gorilla tours. If your not interested in a gorilla tour Uganda, you many choose to have a different itinerary having Uganda chimpanzee trekking safaris which give you an experience similar to gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda. There are tourists that may not necessarily want wildlife safaris in Uganda but yet they are interested in Uganda birding safaris tour/ bird watching safaris in Uganda experiences in Uganda’s different birding destinations like Mabamba, Queen Elizabeth Park, Murchison and many more. There are also Uganda adventure safaris to enjoy like the cycling tours in Uganda, 1 day Kampala city tours, 1 day Jinja city tours, Ngamba Island day trip, Sipi Falls day tour, a Lake Mburo day tour and many more.
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