Murchison River Lodge is an inviting family owned property that rests on the banks of the River Nile. With Murchison Falls National Park, the largest National Park the country has to offer, there is a great depth of wildlife and birdlife populating the surrounding area. Guests can expect giant Nile crocodiles and hippos rising above the water, the Big 5 and 451 bird species to discover. The chance to witness the Nile bursting through a 6 metre gap and falling 141ft is on offer as well, in the form of Murchison Falls.
Guests can relax in the restaurant and bar and take in the excellent panoramas as well as enjoying the delicious meals served up. This thatched area is open sided, hence the wonderful vistas, and makes for a charming location to enjoy the freshly grown ingredients and BBQ delights. Some of the staff are members of the local community and provide enthusiastic service. The small lodge pool is quite inviting and ideal for cooling off, for safety there is a steel fence around the pool, useful for keeping hippos, who may be tempted to take a dip, at bay.
Guests can expect 4 thatched cottages with solar lighting and en suite bathrooms, 3 A-frame safari tents and 5 camping tents. For those with their own tents there is also a camping area provided. Guests should note there are no fans or air conditioning in the accommodation options, lighting is solar powered and furnishings are quite simple.
How to get to Murchison River Lodge
Murchison River Lodge is anything from 6 - 8 hour's drive from Entebbe/ Kampala depending on departure point and road conditions.
Activities at Murchison River Lodge
Chimpanzee trekking, birding, fishing, boat trip along the delta, game drives, cultural interaction, nature walks and visits to Murchison Falls.
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