Accommodation in Murchison Falls National park : Murchison falls national park is located in Masindi district in the Northern part of Uganda and is considered as the largest National park in the country, which covers a total surface area of 3,840 square kilometers. In addition, this park derived its name from the Murchison falls and its savanna, marshy woodlands, and acacia trees, borassus palms whereby forests and the woodlands dominate the southern part of the National park characterize the park.
Murchison Falls National park was first gazette as a game reserve in 1926 and later in 1952, which makes it one of the oldest national parks in Uganda. This National park harbours over 76 mammal species like; Buffaloes, antelopes, hippos, Nile crocodiles, African bush elephants, giraffes, elands and 451 bird species such as; the rare shoebill stork that attracts many bird lovers from all over the world. This park has a plenty of attractions for tourists to see while on their tour such as; Murchison falls, wildlife, the River Nile, Paraa, Karuma falls, the Nile Delta, Rabongo forest, Kanyiyo Pabidi forest, and the Ziwa Rhino and wildlife Sanctuary.
Murchison falls National park offers several activities to its visitors which helps tourists have a great experience as they explore through the beautiful nature and wildlife within the park and these activities include; Hiking and nature walks through Rabongo forests, Boat cruise on the River Nile, Bird watching, sport fishing from the Nile, Cultural encounters and community visits, Hot air balloons, game drives on the Nile Delta and many others. Hence, a Uganda safari is never marked complete without paying a visit to the most famous National Park in Uganda.
Where to stay when visiting Murchison Falls National Park.
Murchison falls National Park offers a variety of accommodation facilities to its guests which range from Mid-range, budget, and luxury in order to suite everyone’s preferences as they choose where to stay according to their budget. In addition, these lodging facilities include the following;
Paraa Safari lodge.
Paraa safari lodge is one of the best lodges in Uganda, which is under the management of Marasa Africa, which owns responsibility over all other lodges in the country. This lodge was established in Murchison falls in 1954, it is a great place for families to visit for a vacation, and the first-time visitors who would love to experience a safari in comfort and style.
Paraa safari lodge is a large hotel that contains 54 rooms which are always available for guests and these rooms are ranged differently in order to be able to reach each individuals preferences such as there are double rooms and single rooms, suites, twin and the guests are given a chance to choose as this provides them comfort during their at the lodge. More so, each of these rooms contain the following; air conditioning, laundry services, a private bathroom, aircrafts, private balconies, wardrobes, ironing services, and these rooms are styled with materials and decorated differently and they get a 24 hour reception who responds to any request and answers any questions from their guests at any time and is available anytime they need services.
Paraa safari lodge offers the following to their guests during their stay for example; Restaurants and cuisine, a swimming pool for those who would love to relax from the water, Business service centers where the business people keep their active, conference facilities, the explorer’s bar, and the gift shop. More so, guests get opportunities to engage in activities like; Chimpanzee trekking, sport fishing, birding, Hiking to Murchison falls, game drives during their stay at Paraa safari lodge.
Chobe Safari lodge.
Chobe Safari lodge is among the best destinations in Uganda because it offers a unique blend of relaxation, adventurous, and comfort to its guests who have a pleasant and comfortable stay while on their safari in Murchison falls National Park.
This lodge is ranked as a five star accommodation facilities, which contains over 36 guest rooms, 21 luxury suites tents, 4 suites, Florence family house and a presidential suite. And these rooms all have air conditioning, big bathrooms, a private balcony which endeavor individuals have their full privacy to do anything they want and the lodge offers its guests with the best services which include laundry services, ironing services, breakfast buffet, spa and massage to relax their bodies, forex exchange centre, well equipped gym, a car hire, a sauna, and it has large windows that offer guests with splendid classic views of the Nile River and the national park as they overlook through the window.
Chobe lodge also offered a variety of facilities to their guests such as; the Boat cruise on River Nile, gift shops, Karuma bar and band terrace, a swimming pool, Business centre. More so, Guests get high chances of involving themselves in different activities during their stay in Murchison falls National Park for example; a Boat cruise on River Nile, Hikes to the top of the falls, Game drives and many others.
Nile Safari lodge.
Nile Eco lodge was opened up in 2017, and it is known to be the best destination for family on vacation or friends to visit for a good stay of having fun and relaxing. This lodge was built using natural materials and it was constructed by the local crafts men using local stones, grass thatched roofs, aesthetics which which blends with the blends with in the beautiful scenery around the park.
Nile Safari lodge is ranked as a luxury accommodation facility and it is a perfect destination for a couple or loved ones on a honeymoon to visit. The rooms at this lodge are comprised of a big seating area, indoor and outdoor showers, bed and the guests are offered with services like; ironing services, laundry services, dry cleaning, and a private balcony, which provides guests with complete privacy and comfort. More so, Guests are also offered with facilities such as; free WIFI, a swimming pool, restaurants where they are provided with both local and international dishes and engage in activities like Bike riding and guided nature walks through the thick forests.
Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Pakuba Safari lodge is ranked as a mid-range accommodation facility, which is located on the East bank of the Nile, and it covers a short distance from Tangi gate to the national park. This lodge contains 32 Twin/ double rooms, and 4 family rooms which are fully furnished and the family rooms include two separate rooms with an interconnecting door between the children’s room and one for their parents.
Pakuba safari lodge offers its guests with free WIFI, a reading corner in the rooms, several charging sockets, mosquito nets, and a wardrobe where to keep their clothes. More so, this lodge offers its guests with a variety of facilities like; an indoor and outdoor pool where visitors always capture splendid and outstanding views of the Nile, English breakfast, game drives, restaurants that have good, experienced chefs and friendly waiters who provide guests with bush lunch and dinner.
However, tourists visiting in Murchison Falls national park can also choose to have their stay in other accommodation facilities that are offered such as; Twiga safari lodge, Murchison River lodge, Budongo Eco Lodge, Heritage Safari lodge, Kabalega resort, Motel Tuku, Kabalega Wilderness lodge, Wild Palace safari lodge, Tangi Safari lodge, Global Village hotel and many others.S