Accommodation In Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park : Murchison Falls National Park is the one of the best game parks in Uganda located in the Murchison Conservation Area together with the Bugungu and Karuma Wildlife Reserves.

Murchison Falls National Park is the largest national park in Uganda endowed with several attractions including over 76 mammal species with four members of the big Five “lions, leopards, elephants and buffaloes”, other animals include bushbucks, Uganda kob, waterbucks and warthogs, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, hyenas, hippos and crocodiles among others. There are also over 450 recorded bird species including 23 Albertine Rift endemics, other birds include Silver Bird, Blue-napped Mousebirds, Grey-crowned Crane, Bluff-bellied Warblers, Goliath Heron, Black-headed Batis, Black-headed Gonolek, Green-winged Ptyilia, Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver, Long-toed Plover, Vitelline Masked Weaver, Saddle-billed Stork, Spotted Morning-Thrush, Spotted and Verreaux’s Owls, Long-tailed and Pennant-winged Nightjars, standard-winged Nightjar, White-backed Night Heron and Pel’s Fishing Owl among others.

Murchison Falls National Park receives a huge population of accommodations ranging from luxury, midrange and budget, these accommodations include safari lodges, tented camps and hotels.


Baker’s Lodge

Baker’s Lodge is a popular Luxury safari lodge in Murchison Falls national park situated on the South bank of the Nile, the lodge is named after English Explorer Samuel Baker and loved for providing luxury yet traditional Africa accommodation and has direct river access.

Baker’s Lodge was open in 2013, the lodge’s rooms are generously proportioned, a charming combination of canvas and thatch built out from a communal dining room. While at the lodge expect to see an impressive range of animal and birdlife along the edge of the Nile, the edge of the lodge’s grounds are normally visited by Hippos and elephants.

Baker’s Lodge boosts unmissable views of the Nile and visitors can enjoy a delicious breakfast set along the banks of the river.

bakers lodge

Paraa Safari Lodge

Paraa Safari Lodge is one of the most popular lodges in Murchison Falls National Park found in the central Paraa area where the Victoria Nile join Lake Albert. The lodge was originally built in 1959 and in 1997 it was reconstructed and filled with décor inspired by a former era of exploration of the Nile.

Paraa Safari Lodge is a large hotel occupying a prime site on the north bank of the Nile with 54 rooms , each room has an en-suite bathrooms, a large window and a private balcony. These rooms are categorized as standard rooms, Suites, Queen’s Cottage and Safari Tents.

Guests at the hotel get to enjoy Wi-Fi, a free breakfast at the restaurant, business center, a tranquil outdoor pool that appeared in the 1951 Hollywood classic – The African Queen and complimentary parking.

para safari lodge

Nile Safari Lodge

Nile Safari Lodge is a beautiful eco-friendly luxury lodge situated on the south bank of the Nile, this family –owned lodge was opened in 2017. The lodge gas a unique aesthetic and the accommodation is designed to blend the boundaries between inside and outside and it seamlessly integrates with its stunning surroundings. Nile safari lodge was primarily built by expert local craftsmen who used natural materials.

Nile Safari lodge is situated within floating distance of Murchison Falls, the lodge features minimally intrusive design, elegantly crafted with local stones, eucalyptus wood, grass- thatched roofs and open-plan layout.

Facilities at the lodge include an on-site restaurant serving delicious international dishes with a safari twist, infinity pool, lounge on the sunbeds, Wi-Fi and hot water all powered by solar.

nile safari lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge is a beautiful lodge perched on the north bank of the River Nile, tis 5- star lodge offers sweeping views of the Nile  and a wide range of accommodation, 36 charming guest rooms, 21 luxury tents, 4 suites and a Presidential Cottage.

The lodge has 3 outdoor pools allowing its guests to soak up the scenery from different perspectives, facilities at the lodge include the Karama restaurant offering a delicious menu of local and international cuisines, a terrace providing a spectacular al fresco dining experience, gym, The Nile Conference Center, the Chobe Health Club and Spa among others.


chobe safari lodge


Twiga Safari Lodge

Twiga Safari Lodge is a perfect accommodation facility for travelers seeking a unique style of accommodation as it has a fusion of safari camping tents and thatched Africa cottages, the lodge is situated just up the hill from Baker’s Lodge.

Twiga Lodge provided a contemporary take on a tented camp, combing canvas with solid construction.

Twiga Lodge has 8 private cottages located on the bank of the river Nile in Mubaako Paraa opposite the Murchison Falls National Park, the grounds of the lodge are frequently visited by monkeys, birds and even hippos.

Facilities at Twiga Lodge include Resturant, Bar and High-speed Wi – Fi


twiga safari lodge

Pakuba Safari Lodge

Pakuba Safari Lodge is one of the best mid-range accommodations in Murchison Falls National Park, the lodge is situated near to the Albert – Nile in the northwest. The lodge has one of the best locations in the park on the east bank of Albert Nile, Pakuba Safari Lodge is a modern incarnation of the former state lodge that was previous visited by Idi Amin and its ruins can still be seen.

Pakuba Safari Lodge is also situated a short distance from the Tangi Gate of Murchision Falls National Park.

pakuba safari lodge

There is a total of 32 Double/Twin rooms and 4 family rooms at Pakuba Safari Lodge, these rooms are all spacious and furnished and family rooms include two separate rooms which share an interconnecting door making it them for families with visitors. All rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi and room service, several charging points, a reading corner, mosquito nets and a closet.

Facilities at Pakuba Safari Lodge include

  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant run by experienced Chefs and friendly waiters

Budongo Eco lodge

Budongo Eco lodge is located further south, 8 kilometers north of the Kichambanyobo Gate, alongside the main road that runs between Masindi and Paraa. The lodge offers a great access to the Budongo forest which is a home to a myriad of birdlife and over 600 chimpanzees and other primate species.

 Budongo Eco Lodge is an intimate lodge offering five comfortable cabins and four large dormitory rooms for larger groups, the lodge is found in an area which was originally the research station for the Jane – Goodall Institute and it has been renovated to provide a pleasant base of forest exploration.

Budongo Eco-lodge has its own n-site visitor center which is very informative about the locl area and it showcases ancient fossils, the lodge also has a craft shop that sells handmade gifts to commemorate your visit and stay.

Murchison River Lodge

Murchison River Lodge is a family – run lodge located in the south bank of the River Nile, the lodge boasts panoramic views of the Nile and Murchison Falls National Park.

The lodge was established by Chris and Georgie, a couple who wanted to provide quality accommodation for all travelers regardless of their budget. The provides itself on sustainability and it runs entirely off solar power, the lodge also seeks to empower its local community and its on-site restaurant mainly uses locally sourced ingredients.

Murchison River Lodge offers a broad range of accommodation that is Thatched Cottages, Thatched Safari Tents, River Tents and campsite.  Facilities at the lodge include on-site range, swimming pool with a roof at the shallow end of the lodge and a fully stocked bar.

murchison river lodge


Red Chilli Rest Camp

 Red Chilli Rest Camo is located on the out skirts of Paraa the southern sector of Murchison Falls National Park, this lodge is categorized as budget and offers comfortable well-furnished bandas and safari tents with en-suite bathrooms and flushing toilets and solar heated water.

red chillie lodge

Parkside Safari Lodge

Parkside Safari Lodge is located on the outskirts of Murchison Falls National Park just 5 minutes’ drive for the park’s main entrance, the lodge boosts breathtaking views of the mighty Albert Nile.

Parkside Safari Lodge offers single cottages, double and family cottages, each cottage contains a private veranda and is situated far from each other for privacy and each cottage has got a bike outside where you can circle to the main lodge area.

Parkside Safari Lodge was built in African traditional style providing visitors a sense of being in Africa wilderness.

Murchison Falls National Park a huge list of accommodation facilities and some of them are not listed above.

roving safari lodge

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