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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Vastra Gotaland County, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

All of us (2 Ugandans and 2 from UK/Australia) would thoroughly recommend this Lodge. We spent three nights there in two of the lodges. We could not fault the provision, the attention by all the very friendly and obliging staff and the location. Even elephants deigned to show themselves on the opposite bank of the river, so we could watch... More 

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Studio City, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This place was beautiful and a great stay. We took the "long way" in, not going through the national park, but through Bulisa instead. It was a lovely, albeit long, drive though drastic changes in scenery and rural villages. Finally we came to the hotel, an oasis in the middle of nowhere. It's a bit pricy at $130/person, but we... More 

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Aberdeen, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I spent only a night here, as a single traveller. The lodge surroundings are lovely, set right on the river, and the safari tent was lovely. There was no hot water in the shower but I wasn't too bothered by this. Staff were very friendly. Nice pool to cool down and ample spaces to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Cold... 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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