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Murchison River Lodge

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Murchison, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
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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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Paris
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel proposes a camping area, which we used pitching our own tent. The bathroom & toilet block is very modern and clean, which was unusual for us after days of very basic camping in the different NPs. The hotel proposes also an interesting formula "campsite + full board" at a very good price. The set menu in the hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favourite place in Uganda. We just love it here and will go at any chance. The atmosphere is incredibly relaxing. All of the accommodation is of a high standard. The safari tents are our favourite (with small kids), but the cabins and even the campground are also great, clean, and built with your comfort in mind. All... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I heard it was great, I knew it would be good but it turned out to be exceptional. Every aspect far exceeded our expectations; from the amazing customer service, the incredible views, to all the small but attentive and boutique details throughout of the lodge. After a long drive, we were greeted at the car with cold glasses of fresh... More 

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

Dear Sarah L, On behalf of everyone at MRL we wish to thank you very much for your review. Our hope 5 years ago was to create a special place on the Nile that would appeal to everyone and having read your comment about your recent stay with us it sounds like we might have just nailed it! We hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

BRILLIANT! Can't reccomend anywhere else in the area except this! We stayed for a few nights as we were welocmed by the manager, who was beautiful and knew her stuff shame she has a 7ft South African husband! No wifi wasn't a surprise, as you are in Africa. The tents were very basic but amazing very comfy with no pest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have stayed at Murchison Lodge on several occasions and cannot say how much I have loved every minute of it - and the best thing is it keeps on getting better and better. The recent renovations of the swimming pool are very welcome in the tropical heat, the staff are amazing and the food quite simply delicious - with... More 

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Entebbe, Uganda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Can't recommend anywhere else in the area for family like this place. The couple who run it are exceptionally friendly too. We stayed at the lodge next door but they were happy to let use the swimming pool and other facilities at no extra cost. Thank you

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

Dear GilbertsonM, Thank you for your recent review about your afternoon visit to Murchison River Lodge. We're delighted that you and your family enjoyed the excellent facilities we have available, but please do note that due to a recent change in company policy our facilities (pool lounge, WIFI and swimming pool) are only available for resident guests and not day... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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

Dear James G, Thank you for your recent review about your afternoon visit to Murchison River Lodge. We're delighted that you and your family enjoyed the excellent facilities we have available, but please do note that due to a recent change in company policy our facilities (pool lounge, WIFI and swimming pool) are only available for resident guests and not... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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