The 10 Best Uganda Safari Lodges To Stay In While On A Uganda Wildlife Safari To Murchison Falls National Park.
Do you wish to do visit Murchison Falls National Park but you aren’t sure where to stay? Well, don’t just give up on your hope to enjoy a stunning Uganda tour experience. I am going to take you through a some of the best Uganda safaris lodges that will give you the best spot to relax while on a Uganda wildlife safari in Murchison Falls. In today’s episode, we will run a count down from the 10th to 5th best lodge in Murchison falls.
A review of Murchison falls National Park
A Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park is every traveller must to do activity by many travel enthusiasts around the world given Murchison falls unique biodiversity. This is based on the numerous attractions that you will encounter during your safari Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park Uganda. These include African bush elephants, lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, giraffes, Jackson hartebeests, Uganda kobs, and many other antelope species can be sighted on your Uganda wildlife safari to Murchison falls, Murchison falls is home to 450 bird species hence making it a destination of choice to any birder out there. In Murchison falls park southern sector, lies budongo forest which is home to numerous primates such as the chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys and pottos monkeys.
A Uganda wildlife safari to Murchison falls park enables you explore the different parts of tropical paradise during the numerous activities you get to indulge in while on this safari to Uganda in this place. Some of the activities you get to engage include a thrilling game drives which give you an encounter with the numerous savanna wild mammals such as the 5 big Africa game due to the presence of the adjacent Ziwa rhino sanctuary which has rhinos that are missing within the park its self other animals to look out for on this a visit to Murchison falls include the giraffes, the oribis and the Jackson hartebeests.
For birders, a Uganda birding safari to Murchison gives you an opportunity to spot several of the 450 bird species that call this place their home. The highlight of a Uganda tour to Murchison falls is a boat cruise to the bottom of the mighty Nile river this cruise puts you on a collision coarse with the thunder roaring Murchison falls which is the first tell-tell sign as to why these falls are regarded as the world’s most powerful waterfalls. A hike to the top of the falls gets really close to these magnificent falls and now you will be able to see the drama unfolding right in front of your eyes and millions of gallons of water wrestle nothing but its self as it passes through the 8 meter ravine before plumenting 46 meters below a cliff creating its signature rainbow sign that’s easily visible to you especially on sunny days.
Here are our first 5 Uganda safari lodges in a descending order
- Twiga Safari Lodge/ hornbill bush lodge
As of recent Twiga tales lodges has experienced a rebranding process and its now referred to as hornbill bush lodge. Hornbill bush lodge is located at the peripherals of the great Murchison falls national park. Although hornbill is a budget lodge it comes with spectacular African cottages that have ensuite facilities within them. The cottages also offer a great view of the great tropical savanna wilderness hence giving you an encounter with some of the wild dwellers of this park from the comfort of your balcony which is a nice a way to relax. Hornbill bush lodge is located about 372km from Kampala along Kampala Masindi Pakwach road. From the main road Hornbill safari lodge is about a 20 minutes drive. You can make reservations by writing an email email@example.comM
9. Heritage Safari Lodge
Located on the northern bank of the Nile [Karuma-Arua road] in the place of origin of the Acholi tribe is Heritage Safari Lodge. This is also the place where the ancient Acholi tribe first settled, in the fifteenth century, during the southward Luo migration from northwestern South Sudan.
According to the owner, William Olwoch-Lalobo – the location was carefully selected to be within 5 minutes – drive from Murchison Falls National Park, the largest national park in Uganda that gives ample opportunity for easy access to early morning and afternoon game viewing at the time providing the opportunity to allow for tourists to get back for lunch and have some rest.
The round hut at the lodge, called “0t”, was built using local wood and grass. The design is traditional and ethnic in character. It is a low energy structure. The interior has been re-modelled in order to accommodate modern fixtures.
Heritage Safari Lodge cottages give guests 180-degree view; to the east, the early morning sun rise and hot spring, to the immediate south right in front of the cottages the hot spring as it flows into the Nile and to the west the Albert Nile its self with the community in their canoes going about their daily routine. The cottages are designed to allow unique and flexible bedding arrangement to suit each guest’ unique requirements; single, double, triple, quadruple, family etc
8. Budongo Eco Lodge
Tucked away in the thick Budongo forest, Budongo eco-lodge is the ideal home away from home for the best lodging experience in this deciduous forest. The lodge has a carrying capacity of 26 guests in their undeniably spacious 5 cabins with en suite bathrooms that have hot and cold water and extended balcony facing the unending forest canopy to give you the best view of some of the inhabitants to this pristine forest like the rare puvel’s illadopsis birds, pottos monkeys and the chimpanzees hence making it ideal for an epic Uganda chimpanzee safari. The lodge also offers 4 dormitories with 2 double-decker beds with common shared bathrooms. The lodge is run basing on ecotourism principles so laundry will only be changed if you ask for it to be changed. Services and amenities here include a restaurant, camp fireplace to make you cosy and comfy during the chilly night, free wi-fii internet access. Prices in this lodge begin from 156$ per person per night
7. Fort Murchison Lodge
Owned by nature lodges, located on in the northern sector of the park around the Aswolin area, Fort Murchison lodge is built to pay homage to the Swahili outposts that were used by the early Arab traders that visited the interior of east Africa in the between the 15th– 19th centuries. The lodge comes with 12 ensuite cottages with some of them being safari tents that have balconies with n overview of the great Nile river.
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.
Fort Murchison also offers facilities like a restaurant, well-stocked bar, fireplace and free wi-fii internet access. Lodging here begins from 125$ for single room on bed and breakfast
6. Kabalega Wilderness Lodge
Kabalega wilderness lodge comes with some of the best luxury lodging facilities in this great paradise. It offers cabins in double and single occupancy with ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold water so that you can have a wild shower of your lifetime at no extra cost. The rooms are also fitted with private balconies to give you an extension viewpoint from the comfort of your residence to the dramatic and unending wilderness action. Being located near river Nile, please expect being checked on by your neighbors the hippos and our close cousins the monkeys and baboons sometimes the largest land-living mammal also wants to see what’s happening around your corner so they might just as well pass by but this shouldn’t get you rattled up about your safety because your safety is top priority while here so there are rangers keeping guard 24 hours to ensure that your wild visitors don’t cross their boundaries to cause you discomfort.
We have come to end of our first batch of the 10 lodges in Murchison falls but this only a sneak peek into what really Murchison falls has to offer when it comes lodging facilities. This, therefore, the best five are yet to come in our next segment.
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