Safari Lodges in Murchison Falls National Park

Nile Safari Lodge – Luxury

Nile Safari Lodge is positioned in the south of Murchison Falls National Park offering Upmarket / Luxury accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers.

Nile Safari Lodge features a unique location that is nestled on the banks of the Nile River and surrounded by a pristine forest.

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It is owned and run by Geo Lodges Uganda an establishment that runs a myriad of safari lodges in Uganda thus taking advantage of their great expertise in running the units of similar stature.

Accommodation at Nile Safari Lodge is provided in 10 private timber chalets with up to 20 people occupancy. Each chalet features a deck overlooking the Nile River and en suite facilities.

Nile Safari Lodge Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Camp ground

Paraa Safari Lodge – Luxury

Paraa Safari Lodge located on the banks of the River Nile in Murchison Falls National Park’s northern section. The lodge commenced operation in 1954 and presents Upmarket / Luxury accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers.

The Paraa Safari Lodge is close to Paraa Jetty which does not only act as the ferry crossing point connecting the two sections of the park but also acts as a departure point for boats both to the bottom of the falls and to the delta area. It is also very close to the Uganda Wildlife Authority Headquarters

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Paraa Safari Lodge presents a blend of comfort, Quality, relaxation and adventure. Each room at Paraa Safari Lodge has considerable privacy with a private balcony and en suite wash room.

Accommodation at Paraa Safari Lodge is provided in a range of 54 rooms that are presented as standard rooms, Queens Cottage, the Suites and the Safari Tents.

 Standard Rooms at Paraa Safari Lodge

The Standard rooms at Paraa Safari lodge features single, twin and double room presenting a simple safari touch with minimum comfort that can not disappoint. The standard rooms feature the views of the swimming pool and the Nile River below.

Room Facilities

  • Private Balconys
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fans

Queen’s Cottage at Paraa Safari Lodge

This is designed to deliver ultimate comfort with unique, novelic and exclusive experience. The Cottage overlooks the Nile River along with impressive vegetation and wildlife.

Room Facilities

  • Lush master bedroom featuring king-sized bed
  • Twin en suite Bedroom
  • Bathroom en-suite with shower and sunken bath
  • Supplied with tea and coffee service
  • Large living / Dining room
  • Mini Bar
  • Large Balcony
  • AC Units

Suites at Paraa Safari Lodge  

The Suites feature more space and have a living room equipped with sofas and a minibar.

Room Facilities

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fans and A.C. units
  • Mini-bar
  • Expanse windows with the views of the River Nile
  • Safari Tents at Paraa Safari Lodge

There are 3 safari tents which are at a close walking distance from the main lodge building. These tents present a real safari experience enabling the Uganda safari undertakers to have a typical feel of the wilderness.

Room Facilities

  • Ceiling fans
  • En-suite private bathroom and shower
  • Private balcony with the views of the Nile River

Paraa Safari Lodge is a typical Luxury in the wilderness with a range of facilities including;

  • Restaurant & Cuisine
  • Swimming Pool
  • Conference Facilities
  • The Business Centre
  • The Bar
  • The Gift Shop

Baker’s Lodge – Luxury

Baker’s Lodge is a new Luxury / Upmarket in Murchison Falls National Park recently added by the Uganda exclusive Camps that own a range of Safari Lodges in Uganda including Buhoma Lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Ishasha Wilderness Camp in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Bakers lodge opened up in the late 2014 and presents uninterrupted views of River Nile on the southern side and presenting accommodation in a complete safari setting. The lodge derives its naming from Sir Samuel Baker a re-known English Explorer who discovered the Murchison Falls in quest of the source of the Nile from its mouth.

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Accommodation at Bakers Lodge is presented in cottages that are privately located with a raised deck with the views of the river.

  • 8 cottages
  • En suite
  • Netted windows
  • Solid wooden furniture
  • Hanging mosquito nets
  • Solar hot water showers and baths
  • Solar lighting

Facilities at Bakers Lodge

  • 8 Cottages with complete views of the Nile
  • Raised central lounge
  • Dining
  • Bar area
  • Recharging Facilities in the Central Area with UK square 3-pin plugs 240v
  • Wi-Fi Internet connectivity
  • Safety deposit boxes

Accommodation Rates for Bakers Lodge

Room Type Non Resident EAC Resident
Single $360 $200
Double $280pp $150pp

 

Chobe Safari Lodge – Luxury

Chobe Safari Lodge is positioned in the northern bank of River Nile and is a five star Luxury / Upmarket accommodation establish for the Uganda safari undertakers and other travelling people. Chobe Safari Lodge presents magical panoramic views of the River and the intense savannah woodland that surrounds it derives a complete serene environment.

Accommodation at Chobe Safari Lodge is presented in 36 magical guest rooms, 21 luxurious tents, 4 suites along with a Presidential Cottage.  The Nile River is the main point of focus in the perspective of the architect and as a result all the rooms and the tents have terraces and balconies that overlook the river.

Chobe Safari Lodge  - accommodation in murchison falls np

Standard Rooms at Chobe Safari Lodge

  • 36 standard rooms
  • Positioned in the main block.
  • En-suite
  • Hair driers
  • Ceiling fan
  • Private balcony overlooking the River Nile.
  • Free water & fruit basket

Suites at Chobe Safari Lodge

  • 3 suites
  • Positioned in the main building block
  • Ideal for families because of wider space
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Living Room equipped with sofas & desk
  • Possibility of inter-connecting with another room
  • Private balcony overlooking the Nile
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free water & fruit basket
  • Satellite (DSTV) connection

Nile Suite at Chobe Safari Lodge

  • Positioned at the extreme top of the main building
  • Spacious and comfortable
  • Panoramic views of the three-tier swimming pool & the Nile River
  • En-suite
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Jacuzzi whirlpool bath
  • Private balcony overlooking the Nile
  • Free water & fruit basket
  • Satellite (DSTV) connection

Standard Tents at Chobe Safari Lodge

  • 8 standard tents
  • En-suite
  • Private balcony with the views of the Nile River
  • Ceiling fans
  • Free water & fruit basket

Deluxe Tents at Chobe Safari Lodge

  • 7 deluxe tents
  • More spacious
  • More Exclusive
  • Balcony overlooking the Nile River
  • En-suite
  • Private balcony overlooking the Nile River
  • Free water & fruit basket
  • Ceiling fans
  • Seating area & the desk inside the tent

Super Deluxe Tents at Chobe Safari Lodge

  • 6 super deluxe tents
  • En-suite equipped with shower with dual sinks & bathroom
  • Private balcony overlooking the Nile
  • Ceiling fans
  • Spacious seating area equipped with Table & desk
  • Free water & fruit basket
  • Mini Bar
  • Air-conditioning

Presidential Cottage at Chobe Safari Lodge

  • More exclusive & private
  • A private butler assigned to the guest 24/7 for service
  • A double bed room, twin bedroom & a spacious living room.
  • Expanse balcony & terraces overlooking a private lagoon where wildlife like Hippos & Buffaloes converge to swim.
  • En-suite equipped with shower with dual sinks & bathroom
  • Balcony with recliners that overlook a private lagoon
  • Ceiling fans
  • Big seating area with TVs, sofas, & loungers.
  • Complimentary fruit basket and water
  • Mini Bar
  • Air-conditioning

Facilities at Chobe Safari Lodge

  • Karuma Restaurant & Cuisine
  • Three-tier Swimming Pool
  • Pool bar – the Rapids
  • Business Centre open 7 days 8am – 8pm with printer
  • Conference Facilities
  • Gift Shop
  • Karuma Bar & Terrace
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Chobe Health Club & Spa

 

Accommodation Rates at Chobe Safari Lodge

BB FB
Room Single $188 $212
Room Double $330 $378
Standard Tent Single $234 $258
Standard Tent Double $358 $406
Suite Per room $398 $446
Nile Suite $518 $566
Florence House $600 $696
Presidential Cottage $811 $907
Deluxe Tent Single $279 $303
Deluxe Tent Double $404 $452
Super Deluxe Tent $506 $554

 

Children’s Rates at Chobe Safari Lodge

  • $119 USD per child (2-3 children in one standard room) on FB
  • $148 USD per child (2-3 children in one deluxe tent) on FB
  • $173 USD per child (2-3 children in one super deluxe tent) on FB

 

Murchison River Lodge – Mid range 

The Murchison River Lodge positioned on the southern bank of the famous Nile River presents itself as a perfect midrange accommodation facility that travellers on safaris in Uganda can rest for overnight while visiting the park.

Murchison River Lodge-  safari in Uganda

Surrounded by a dense savannah thicket overlooking the Nile River as it approaches the delta, the Murchison River Lodge features accommodation in a range of categories that caters for varying preferences of travellers on Uganda safaris.

Accommodation at Murchison River Lodge is provided in a range of rooms including the Thatched Cottages, the Thatched Safari Tents, Comfortable Camping and Camping.

Thatched Cottages at Murchison River Lodge

  • 4 Thatched Cottages
  • Double bed up stairs fixed on a mezzanine floor
  • 2 single beds and an en suite on the down stairs.
  • Large verandahs overlooking the bush
  • A sofa and a hammock on the Veranda
  • Ideal for families
  • Do not have Air conditioning or fan
  • Connected to main building by pathways which are lantern lit at night.

Thatched Safari Tent at Murchison River Lodge

  • 4 thatched safari tents feature twin beds
  • 2 have provision for third bed.
  • Tents are placed on the ground with a thatch roof
  • Overlook the Nile.
  • Have safari table and chairs outside
  • Chemical toilets along with bush shower since they are close to the Nile River thus not ideal to have permanent flushing toilets.
  • Wooden doors instead of zips
  • solar power
  • Mosquito nets
  • Towels and bed linen along with permanent bathroom
  • Do not feature Air conditioning or fan.

Comfortable Camping at Murchison River Lodge

  • 5 simple tents fixed on the ground around an expanse camping area far from the river
  • Not self-contained
  • Have a shared washroom facility with flushing toilet
  • Tents have solar power
  • Mosquito nets
  • Towels and bed linen
  • Do not have Air conditioning and fans

Camping at Murchison River Lodge

  • Expanse Campsite
  • Own camping equipment
  • Shared ablution block with flushing toilets and showers
  • Fire Pit
  • 2 Simple Kitchen areas

Facilities at Murchison River Lodge

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Gift Shop

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp – Mid range

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment owned and operated by an Italian family that came to Uganda in the year 1986. Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is positioned at 10km from the Tangi gate to the north of Murchison Falls National Park.

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp has been in operation from February 2012 and it presents accommodation in Cottages and Safari Tents.

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp - accommodation in murchison falls np

Cottages at Bwana Tembo Safari Camp

  • 6 cottages & can be arranged for single, double & twin occupancy
  • Provision for third bed.
  • 2 shelved wardrobes
  • Small safe for storage of valuables
  • Private Veranda overlooking the Nile

Safari Tents at Bwana Tembo Safari Camp

  • 4 safari tents with Single & twin occupancy arrangement
  • Feature raised wooden platform
  • Have thatched roof
  • En suite washroom
  • Private deck

Facilities at Bwana Tembo Safari Camp

  • Solar power
  • En suite 6 cottages & 4 safari tents
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Accommodation Rates at Bwana Tembo Safari Camp

Room Occupancy per night FB
Cottage Safari tent
Twin / Double $ 225 $ 200
Single $ 125 $ 115
Triple $295 $ 260
Room Occupancy per night Half board
Cottage Safari tent
Twin / Double $ 200 $ 180
Single $ 115 $ 100
Triple $ 260 $ 225
Room Occupancy Per night BB
Cottage Safari tent
Twin / Double $ 180 $ 155
Single $ 100 $ 90
Triple $ 225 $ 190

Fort Murchison – Mid range

Fort Murchison is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment located on the banks of Albert Nile to the north of Murchison Falls National Park. Marked by a massive tower with a Swahili style touch and the earth colored walls, Fort Murchison presents a diverse accommodation that caters for the midmarket travellers and the budget Uganda safari undertakers.

Fort Murchison is positioned in what was formerly Aswa Lolim game reserve close to the northern boundary of Murchison Falls National Park explored on safaris in Uganda.

Fort Murchison - accommodation in murchison falls  np

Accommodation at Fort Murchison is presented in both Tents and rooms

Tent at Fort Murchison

  • Non-self-contained tents
  • 2 single beds
  • Mosquito nets
  • Bedside table
  • Power outlet for charging the batteries of cameras & other gadgets
  • Grass thatched roof
  • Private terrace
  • Communal ablution block with flush toilets & showers
  • Linen (Beddings & Towels) provided

Room at Fort Murchison

  • 12 en-suite units
  • Spacious bedroom
  • Cozy beds
  • Hot water heated by solar power
  • Writing desk
  • Private balcony with private sofa.

Facilities at Fort Murchison

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Extensive Gardens
  • Reception

Accommodation Rates for Fort Murchison

Category BB HB FB
Room Single $125 $140 $150
Room Double $150 $180 $200
Extra Bed $25 $40 $50
Tent Single $35 $50 $60
Tent Twin $60 $90 $110

Sambiya River Lodge

Sambiya River Lodge is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment located at 20 minutes’ drive to the top of the world’s powerful waterfall in a serene and tranquil environment to the south of Murchison Falls National Park.

Accommodation at Sambiya River Lodge is presented in 26 double rooms crafted as individual & family thatched cottages with;

  • En suite bathrooms
  • Fans
  • Screened doors & windows
  • Mosquito nets
  • Veranda
  • Rechargeable emergency lights

Sambiya River Lodge also has budget accommodation presented in ten (10) thatched Bandas where one is self-contained and the rest are non-self-contained with shared facilities.

Sambiya River Lodge - accommodation in murchison falls np

Sambiya River Lodge Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool

Accommodation Rates at Sambiya River Lodge

Cottage Non-Residents Rates

FB Double/Twin sharing US$120pp
Single US$162pp
HB Double/Twin sharing US$109pp
Single US$150pp
B&B Double/Twin sharing US$97pp
Single US$138pp

Cottage Residents Rates

FB Double/Twin sharing US$114pp
Single US$150pp
HB Double/Twin sharing US$103pp
Single US$138pp
B&B Double/Twin sharing US$91pp
Single US$126pp

Cottage Children Rates

Includes child bed and bedding,

Only 1 extra child per room

0-3 years FOC Pay for food
4 – 7 years FB 50% of adult fare
HB 50%
BB 50%
8 – 12 years FB 75%
HB 75%
BB 75%
13+ Adult fare

Bandas Nonresident Rates  

B&B – Non self-contained Double/Twin $40pp
Single $45pp
B&B – Self-contained
Banda with no hot water.
Double $50pp
Single $65pp
Triple $45pp

Bandas Children Rates

Includes child bed & bedding

Only 1 extra child per room

3 – 4 years USHS53,1000pp Pay for food
5 – 7 years BB 60,000/=pp
8 – 12 years BB 72,000/=pp
13+ Adult rate

 

 Pakuba Safari Lodge – Mid range

Pakuba Safari Lodge is positioned in the northern section of the Murchison Falls National Park presenting midrange / standard accommodation for the Uganda safari undertakers.

Pakuba Safari lodge presents ideal location for wild game viewing that any other lodge in Murchison Falls National Park. The area in which it located is very strategic at the far end of park’s northern section overlooking the Albert Nile and great counts of wildlife tend to spend their overnights in it making the Pakuba Lodge a perfect start up for the game viewing activity

Pakuba Safari Lodge- accommodation in murchison falls np

Pakuba Safari Lodge offers accommodation to world travellers on safaris to Uganda in a range of forty six (46) rooms which are self-contained and spacious. The twenty seven (27) of these feature twin beds, twelve (12) feature double rooms while the remaining seven (7) are interconnecting rooms that are suitable for families travelling together on safaris in Uganda.

Pakuba Safari Lodge features an extensive conference center with over 40 people seating capacity and equipped with the conference equipment including the VCR, the flipchart and the projector.

Red Chilli Rest Camp – budget

Red Chilli Rest Camp is located on the southern section of Murchison Falls National Park very close to the Paraa jetty where the ferry crossing to the northern section and the departure point for the boat cruises both upstream and downstream the river Nile.

Red Chilli Rest Camp presents budget / basic accommodation to the Uganda Safari undertakers visiting Murchison Falls National Park.

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Red Chilli Rest Camp accommodation is provided in;

  • Furnished safari tents
  • En suite Bandas which are private individual houses
  • Camping facilities with toilets, modern showers, security lighting and cooking area

Red Chili Rest Camp Facilities

  • Well stocked bar
  • Restaurant below a large open thatched roof with spectacular views towards the Nile.
  • A bonfire is lit most evenings
  • Modern toilets and showers with provision for disabled visitors
  • En suite bandas with solar hot water systems

The Heritage Safari Lodge – Budget

Heritage Safari Lodge located outside the northern boundary of Murchison Falls National Park close to Tangi gate presenting an impressive comfortable and yet affordable accommodation. The lodge is inspired by the local Acholi cultural architecture and all the cottages are step thatched.

Heritage Safari Lodge is positioned in an open savannah combretum close to the shores of the Albert Nile making the stay at the lodge an attraction in itself.

Heritage Safari Lodge - accommodation at murchison falls

Accommodation at Heritage Safari Lodge is presented in thatched cottages that are fixed with local poles and mud.  These cottages feature both the Luxury and standard ones while the provision for camping is not left out thus catering for various preferences of travellers on safaris in Uganda.

The accommodation in arranged in form of single, twin, double, triple and quadruple and have the provision for the families that wish to keep together. The rooms are self-contained with overhead showers and flushing toilets.

The rooms have the mixture of tradition and modernity thus presenting the traditional touch but not leaving out the standards.  The cottages have natural ventilation and the linen is well chosen to match with the temperatures of Murchison area. The Laundry is also available for the guests use.

Heritage Safari Lodge has a well set restaurant while Kitchen has the capacity to prepare both local and International cuisine. The menu is rich in items featuring both Buffet and Alarcate options. The restaurant building also houses a cock tail bar with a wide selection of wines.

The extensive lush tropical gardens present an opportunity for bush breakfast overlooking the Nile. The evening bonfire is lit to give a typical touch of the real African night.

Close to Heritage Safari Lodge, there is a hot spring with salty water that normally attracts the elephants bringing them closer to our sight at the lodge.

Boomu Womens Group Bandas – Budget

Boomu Women’s Group Bandas is positioned at 13 miles from the town of Masindi on the southern border of Murchison Falls National Park close to Kichumbayobo gate. It is a budget / basic accommodation arrangement which is an initiative of the Kigaragara community.

Accommodation is presented in Bandas built using traditional materials and featuring local architecture. Other accommodation means include camping.

The rooming arrangement feature;

  • Single
  • Double
  • Twins
  • Large space for large group stay

Facilities at Boomu Womens Group Bandas

  • Solar lighting from solar power and in the event of power-outages, we provide
  • Lanterns in case of power outages
  • Camping ground
  • Campfire
  • Open air showers
  • Composite toilets
  • Hot water supply in jerry cans
  • Laundry

Accommodation Rates at Boomu Womens Group Bandas

Bandas 55,000/=pp.
Camping 10,000/=pp.

 

Shoebill Campsite – Budget

The Shoebill Campsite is located on the southern section of Murchison Falls National Park close to Nile Safari Lodge under one management. The Shoebill Campsite is ideal for the camping travellers on safaris in Uganda visiting Murchison Falls National Park.

The camping ground presents an ideal spot where the campers can pitch the tents, lit the camp fire and have a typical night in the wilderness.

  • Self-Camping (Guests bring own camping equipment)
  • Self-catering allowed but provision for eating at the Nile Safari Lodge restaurant is available 2 minutes’ walk
  • Campfire
  • Access to the Nile Safari lodge swimming pool, bar & Restaurant
  • Seating area
  • 24 hour ranger
  • River views
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