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Murchison, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
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Murchison River Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is nice, and it's in the perfect location. The staff all tried very hard and were great. I would recommend this place if you're looking for a stop over before crossing North over the Nile the next morning. However, the management were just not there. The staff had no instructions as to what to do when we arrived... More 

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M_R_L_01, Owner at Murchison River Lodge, responded to this review

Hello peetkeen, Thank you for your recent review about your stay at Murchison River Lodge. Although it is difficult for us to follow up on your comment - because there are no details indicating when you stayed and the name you have posted under doesn't appear on any of our records - please be assured we have taken on board... More 

Paris, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Murchison River Lodge for 2 nights in October 2014. We chose the family lodge and found the settings for the lodge ideal for our family of 4, with a double bed upstairs and two single beds downstairs. The small terrasse, equipped with a sofa and a hamac, was amazing at night, allowing us to watch the shooting... More 

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Melbourne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After spending several weeks volunteering in the south-west of the country, my group had decided to take a few days to relax before embarking on our next volunteering stint, and had pre-booked MRL before we left home. We arrived at 5pm after driving 11 hours to get there. Imagine our shock when, upon disembarking from our vehicle in the camping... More 

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M_R_L_01, Owner at Murchison River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Clarafina, Thank you for your review about your recent stay at Murchison River Lodge, though with you visiting from Australia where bushfires are a common occurrence your comment has certainly surprised us. Our managers and staff of almost 60 went above and beyond the call of duty that day to prevent what was potentially a very serious situation from... More 

Vastra Gotaland County, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Me and my family, a group of eleven, spent four nights on our safari trip at Murchison River Lodge. We had a great time! The safari was fantastic, and the good housing and food at Murchison River Lodge med our stay perfect! First of all I want to thank the managers, a very nice South African couple, for the council... More 

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M_R_L_01, Owner at Murchison River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Linus, It was a pleasure to host your group at the lodge over New Year and we're glad that everyone had a great time. With regards to the free wifi this is something we had thought long and hard about installing, and after consistent client feedback we finally succumbed! However it is only available in the pool lounge and... More 

San Francisco, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
67 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a beautiful lodge on the Southern side of the Nile (game drives take place mostly North of the Nile) and I wanted to stay here after reading good reviews. I also read that local musicians will come at night to sing and dance by the campfire so I asked our tour operator to ask if the musicians could... More 

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M_R_L_01, Owner at Murchison River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sea-lon-sf, Thank you very much for your review and we’re glad that you enjoyed your stay with us in Murchison. We just wanted to clarify our driver/guide policy for you; we accommodate driver/guides with complimentary accommodation included in the price of your stay, however if the driver/guide would like the full board meal package this is US$8 per day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We loved this place. Fantastic and personal service that you can't find anywere else in Uganda. This is the place to stay under your visit to Murchisons fall. You wont regret it. The couple who owns this place do take care of you and make sure that you feel comfortable!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband and I stayed at murchison river lodge for 4 nights from 5th January 2015. Our time there was absolutely wonderful. On day 3 we tried to think of ways in which the lodge could be improved, and we couldn't come up with anything!! The food, customer service, location, and accommodation were all of the highest standard. We would... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This lodge is superb. Its filling a niche which suits the independent traveller who wants to upgrade a bit, families and those who are weary of corporate hotel blandness. Very well run with great food. Definitely be back.

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Mountain View, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My fiancé, his parents, and I just returned back to Kampala after a on amazing few days at MRL. My fiancé and I brought our own tent and camped at their campsite that had covered space (we set up our tent without getting soaked by the rain) as well as a firepit. My fiance's parents stayed in a lovely cottage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We stayed here during the solar eclipse at the end of 2013. We started looking for accommodation quite late, and due to a lot of interest in the eclipse both nationally and internationally we found that most accommodations had been booked out well in advance. We contacted Murchison River Lodge to see if we could stay at their lodge or... More 

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Address: Murchison, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Murchison Falls National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Murchison River Lodge Uganda/Murchison Falls National Park

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