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Murchison River Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Murchison, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
Murchison River Lodge

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family & I were staying at Kabalega Wilderness Lodge for 3 days & we decided to take a look at the lodges around us. We stopped at Murchison River Lodge for a drink. We were welcomed in the car park & escorted the short walk to the bar area. The bar was clean & reasonably well stocked & the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in a thatched tent. The tent was very clean and spacious for a tent. The bathroom outside was also very nice with a stronger water pressure in shower and toilet than in some european countries. The sounds at night are unbelieveable (you can also hear the hippos). The lodge lies near the Nile River and... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights mid-June and could easily have stayed a week or more. Watching the sun go down, or up, sitting in the bar and dining area is amazing, very serene. The sounds of the hippos, birds, frogs - so great. The view of Murchison River with its hippos is beautiful. The food was delicious, the staff absolutely sweet... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed a couple of nights while exploring the surrounding area and were quickly made to feel at home. The lodge fits perfectly into its environment, the staff delightful, rooms well fitted and comfortable, everything spotlessly clean. It's simple luxury rather than high-end 5 star with all the bells and whistles but that's in its favour I think. Food excellent... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I spent a week at Murchison River Lodge enjoying game drives, yoga and massage. The lodge has accommodation options to suit all budgets, the food was amazing and the chance to stretch after a game drive and to get my safari sore muscles rubbed made it even better. The staff are helpful and all have genuine smiles on their faces.... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had such a lovely time at this lodge! Facilities are very neat and clean, staff very helpful and friendly. The kids loved the pool and sand-pit. The food is great and we even received a packed breakfast for our morning game drive. We will return for another visit without a doubt!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was an amazing place. Chris and Astrid have a great team working under them, so the service was superb, but still relaxed and friendly. The thatched tents were really comfortable with proper beds, loos and showers. Food great. Magical evenings looking down on the river, listening to the sound of the hippos mixing with the african music playing by... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We've been twice now. We have kids under age 11. Prices are good, there's a pool to chuck the kids in to wash off the post-safari dust, lovely bar/restaurant area that overlooks the Nile - perfect for a sundowner. Staff and managers are fab. I arrived grumpy and tired after a long drive and we were a bed short in... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a real gem of a lodge, on the banks of the River Nile in Uganda. We stayed in the 'tent' style accommodation, which is more of a permanent structure made of canvas! The beds were very comfortable, and the semi-outside bathroom looked great and worked well (although no hot water; not uncommon in rural Uganda). Not a place... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

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 

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