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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the top places we stayed. Superbly (and remotely) situated, right along the Nile as it flows by, with sounds of croaking/barking hippo at night. It has a big main building close to the river, cottages (we could luckily stay in one all the five of us), and even a swimming pool! Staff is pleasant, food very... More

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Paris, France
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22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were warned that the route to Murchison was long and bumpy and it was much better than I expected - apart from the final 5k which was something special! Well worth the trip though - a beautiful lodge perched on the banks of the river, a beautifully designed outdoor restaurant/bar space. My children stayed in the cottage and we... More

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travelled with my School and stayed at this place for 3 nights along with my fellow students and teachers. The view was outstanding as you could hear the hippos and other natural fauna wake up and fall asleep along the Nile. With the bar and restaurant serving some fantastic food during the whole three nights. Our tent was amazing,... More

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Kampala, Uganda
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I chose Murchison River Lodge for its moderate price range and positive reviews and were very happy with our decision. We stayed in a cottage and some of our favorite time was spent on the back patio, which has couches a hammock for lounging. Everything runs on solar power, which means dim lighting, but the shower was... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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 July 7, 2014

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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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

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

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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