During our visit to Murchison Falls NP, we stayed in this lodge for two nights. WIthout diminishing any of the other qualities of the lodge (and there are many), the main attraction of this lodge is the location. It is located on a rim south of the Nile river, not far from the NP. It offers spectacular views over the Nile river, both from your room and terrace as from the central lounge area. The room is spacious, with an inside veranda room and an outside terrace, both providing splendid views over the Nile river.
The bed is very comfortable, firm but soft enough for a comfortable sleep. Showering is a nice adventure since there is no hot water system available. You order a shower at a certain time and then a drum on top of your lodge is filled with water at the warm temperature. This provides you with a nice warm shower. The water still smells of the charcoal with which it was heated.
The restaurant provides really good food, with a few choices (meat, fish, vegetarian) for dinner and some nice choices for breakfast.
You really are out in nature at this place. The sounds of many (and I mean MANY) hippos accompany you when you are in your room. When we were enjoying a pre-dinner drink the first night on the terrace of the central building, a nice group of vervet monkeys showed up in the tree in front of us. They crossed the terrace and went past the restaurant area to disappear in the trees surrounding the lodges.
If you are visiting Murchison Falls NP, this really is a great place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nile Safari Lodge has an iconic reputation due to its unique location in one of the most beautiful settings in Africa. It is here that the mighty River Nile takes centre stage. The lodge allows unhindered views of wild Africa at its most magnificent. Built on an elevated rise on the banks of the River Nile, Nile Safari Lodge surrounds you with the Africa as you always dreamed of. Herds of elephant, hippopotamus, crocodile and other large mammals are regularly sighted from the lodge, as the Nile flows majestically by. The lodge is also famous for its bird life, and is one of the few places from which the elusive shoebill stork can be spotted. While Murchison Falls National Park provides you with exciting animal and nature encounters, Nile Safari Lodge extends this experience, combined with GeoLodges down to earth hospitality. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nile Safari Hotel Murchison Falls National Park
- Nile Safari Lodge Uganda/Murchison Falls National Park