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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're graduating from backpacker hostel to mid-range luxury hotel like myself, you will be delighted by the Murchison River Lodge. At a little over 3 years old the attention to design and detail at this place is impeccable. We stayed in a self contained safari tent, which was far nicer than pictured on the website (suggest changing those photos).... More

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Paoli, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited our Peace Corps daughter for two weeks June 11-26. We stayed at Murchison River Lodge for two nights as part of safari. It is a fantastic Lodge with wonderful staff and service. The food is simple, straight forward and very elegant and carefully prepared. The owner is a very great guy who offered to rescue... More

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Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for a break while working in Uganda. The visit to Murchison Falls national park staying at Murchison river lodge provided a break well above my expectations. The MRL staff and surrounds provided one of the best lodge experiences I have had during stays in lodges in Zimbabwe, Botswana, the Serengeti and South Africa. The views from the... More

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Kampala, Uganda
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been trying for some time now to get a booking conirmation with the lodge and I get the phone is diverted to someone else and he promises that as soon as the person in charge gets back they will give me a call, I wait a couple of days like 2 days to be exact, I call in... More

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

Dear MikeOhguchi Thank you for your review which makes for interesting reading. You rang our office number 4 times at 6:30am and because it wasn’t an emergency you were requested to ring back between the business hours of 9am & 5pm. Later you called from no less than 10 different phone numbers checking for the same availability (which we advised... More

Kent
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've just spent 3 nights here. And what an amazing 3 nights they were. I was with my sister-in-law, and she had her little girl with her. From the moment we arrived the staff looked after everything we needed. Suppling baby bath and a chair without the need to ask. We stayed in one of the lodges, loads of space,... More

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Nashville, Indiana
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We arrived late after driving through the park for 60+ kilometers. Our son-in-law became sick and had to be transported to Msindi hospital and Chris and his staff went way beyond what they needed to do to help us out. It was late and they brought food to us at the medical center in Paraa. After the ambulance left Chris... More

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Kampala, Uganda
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I made and confirmed a booking with a British sounding woman on their main reservation line in the Kampala office. I was travelling from Kampala with a family group of 12 ranging from 5 months to 70 years old. As the lodge is outside the national park, we took the loooong way their to avoid additional park entry costs on... More

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

Dear Michael H Thank you for your review and you are correct, it’s not rocket science. You rang our office to enquire about availability the day before your anticipated arrival and were advised we could only accommodate your group of 12 in comfortable camping tents and 1 thatched safari tent because everything else was fully booked. As per our terms... More

Worthing, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Huge room. 2 story. More of a house. African bush style made of wood and woven grass. Very clean and nicely presented. 200 metres or so walk along bush path to restaurant building. Dark at night. Hippos wandering around. Very nice food in an open sided restaurant with the most fantastic outlook over the Nile. Serene. Little swimming pool to... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This property is located a couple of minutes away from the ferry crossing point at Paraa jetty and it takes roughly 10- 15 minutes to get to the jetty. It is just ovelooking a calm and very pieceful section of the great river Nile and the view is excellent. The staff are very friendly, professional and the sevice, and food... More

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Overijse, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The service is very good. Clean and the food was service was good. We are vegetarians and they provided with good options. Even made us a take away lunch when we left. The price is good for being in middle of nowhere. The kids really enjoyed the pool and seeing wildlife around. One day monkeys came right next to the... 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): $
Also Known As:
Murchison River Lodge Uganda/Murchison Falls National Park

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A really lovely mid-range lodge (with it's own campsite) directly on the south bank of the River Nile with breathtaking views over Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. ... more   less 
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