Budget Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park

Budget Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park are the hotels or lodges provide comfortable accommodation facilities and amenities with affordable room rates. Such lodges include;

Budongo Eco lodge: Budongo Eco lodge, is a lodge positioned at Budongo forest along the roadside which leads travellers to Murchison falls national park’s premises, the lodge sits in an area to provide you with breath taking views of the forest canopy since it is surrounded with the nature beauty of the green environment. Budongo forest is a nature wonder forest which has been existing for years and become a natural secret home to over 700 chimpanzees as well as the unique tree species known as the Mahogany tree which can be found here in East Africa.

Budongo Eco lodge offers simple budget accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park with cabins which contain large dormitory rooms for visitors who come as a family or in groups. The rooms are small in size but nice looking with well-furnished double beds, mosquito nets and private verandas where you can sit to relax as you listen to sweet melodies of birds as well as having rewardable viewing of the forest canopy.   

The lodge has restaurant that offers continental meals and variety of drinks to serve to its visitors, free WIFI is available. However, the lodge is composed of four dormitory rooms and five private cabins with an onsite restaurant, it is a tourist centre with craft shops which offers handmade materials for you to buy and take back home for your friends or your remembrance. The usual time to check-in at the lodge is by 2:00 pm and the check –out is by 10:00 am in the morning African time.

Travellers should come well prepared to live in the middle of the forest home to great apes’ ‘chimpanzees’’ and carry things like binoculars, Sunglasses, strong torch, insect repellent, hiking shoes, sunglasses and many more.

Room facilities include Four dormitory rooms, Five Spacious Cabin, Self-contained rooms with flushing toilets, Double bed and a mosquito net.

Red Chill Rest Camp: Red Chill Rest Camp, has made its name to be the best budget accommodation on tourist safari to Murchison falls national park and is one of the best you can think of for when your planning tour packages to Murchison falls. Red Chill Rest Camp is positioned close to the southern Riverbank of river Nile, categorised into bandas and camp tents which are free to all the visitors who would prefer the outdoor camping. You shouldn’t worry about the security on your camping outdoors because the camping site is safe for you to sleep in peace with no danger.

The Camp has cottages with single beds, doubles and family cottages to provide for you the best you might need. The bandas offers en suite bathrooms, toilets, well-preserved cooking area and the security light are provided in the place just in case of danger. The cottages have an overlooking view of the rolling hills and vegetation of Murchison falls national park. Note that the camp is just a few kilometres drive to the River Nile where you can catch up your boat cruise experience while sailing you down to the Albert delta or to the bottom of the falls, both give amazing and exciting cruises on the Nile.

The Red Chill Rest Camp has a well-developed bar banquet with drinks and restaurant which prepares both English food and local cruises in order to satisfy tourists cravings. The bar is stocked with full favourite drinks of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages like coffee and tea to take you through the evening hours of coolness. Note that the bar opens till midnight to give you enough time to celebrate your evening after your game drive activity with friends.

The restaurant at Red Chilli start working at 06:30 am to serve breakfast to the visitors in order to catch up for their morning activity and it closes at around 9:30 pm after serving dinner.

Red Chill also offers a campfire in the campsite during evening hours just as a supplement of warmth into your bodies while enjoying your meals and drinks with your inmates. Red chill has a branch in Kampala where you can spend your rest overnight stay of your day of arrival.

Murchison falls national park is Uganda’s largest national park covering an area of 4000 square kilometres, located in the north-western part of Uganda estimating 300 kilometres from northwest of Kampala the main city. The park is a home of over 76 mammal species, over 500 bird species including the special, endemic and the endangered birds in Uganda. Murchison falls being the largest national park a traveller can enjoy game drive experience and can be able to see herds of elephants, lions, leopard’s buffaloes Uganda kobs, Rothschild’s giraffes, warthog many more. And to encounter all the big five mammals you can have a stopover on your way to Murchison at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you can do Rhino trekking.

Since Red chill is located just near the Nile, a traveller can enjoy the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls where you can begin your top of falls hike and this is one of best-done activity on Uganda Safaris to Murchison falls national park. The boat cruise can also be done along the Albert Delta where you get a chance of seeing unique birds like shoe bill stork, ground hornbill, yellow feet among others. 

Kalalo Cottage Inn: Kalalo Cottage Inn is a budget lodge situated off Gulu-Arua road in North Uganda and takes 5km from Murchison falls national park then 1km from pakwach town. The lodge offers a daily complimentary breakfast to its guests, the restaurant has got a variety of continental meals whereas the bar is stocked with enough drinks ready to be served to the guest such favourite drinks includes spirits, soft drinks and hard drinks. Kalalo Cottage inn has got well-trained staff and friendly to take carer of visitors. Kalala cottage inn provides the well-furnished spacious room with ensuite bathrooms and flushing toilets. The check-in time to Kalalo cottages stops at midday and check out by 11:00 am local time. Accommodation facilities include Single self-contained rooms and Double self-contained rooms.

Global Village Guest House: Global Village guest house is budget accommodation unit located at pakwach just 1 hour and 50minutes to Murchison falls national park, the guest house has a nice-looking compound designated to make your stay comfortable and enjoy the cool breeze around as you listen to birds of the air singing. The lodge has comfortable rooms with a rewardable panoramic view, well-trained staff who give warm welcoming with extensive services. Global village guest house has a nice looking dining area that provide various delicious meals for travellers to enjoy good quality services and numerous drinks at the fully stock bar available.

Masindi Hotel: Masindi hotel is a budget accommodation in Murchison falls national park and is one of the oldest hotels to be built near the park, with experienced staff who offers you every good service. The hotel caters to the tourist during their wildlife adventure through entertaining them with the bar which provides a lot of drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

The hotel offers delicious meals local and international cuisine like Indian meals from the onsite restaurant with packed lunches to take for your trip but on request, other cooked food from outside is not allowed inside. Travellers who are dietary are advised to inform the hotel in advance buffets but to people in small groups. The hotel room facilities vary on tourist budget as therefore; Rooms include Single spacious self-contained room, Doubles self-contained rooms, and V.I.P Suite with a living room and bedroom. One Suite cottage with a patio area arranged with two bedrooms, living rooms and a kitchen that can accommodate eight people.

New Court View Hotel: New Court View Hotel is located in Masindi town just a few driving kilometres to Murchison falls national park. The hotel was built in African style with thatched grass to its rooftop to give a real African look. It offers comfortable accommodation which are surrounded by the beautiful arena of gardens. The hotel serves both continental food and local to its guests, it also offers car hire and airport pick-ups at affordable price. The hotels also have a conference hall that can accommodate thirty seats up to people, with free internet.

Hotel facilities and amenities it offers include Conference facilities, Tight security, Bar, lounge and restaurant, Gift shop, Electricity, Laundry, Hotel Rooms and prices, Double en suite cottages, and Twin en-suite cottages and Single ensuite cottages.

Since the hotel is located close to Murchison falls national park do not fail to visit the park and participate in unforgettable experiences such as Game drives, Bird watching, Boat cruise, Guided nature walk, Hiking on the top of the falls, Sportfishing, culture encounter and many more.

Boomu Women’s Group Bandas: Boomu Women’s group bandas is a budget accommodation unit positioned at the edge of Murchison falls national park. The word Boomu derives from the local word which means ‘’together’ ’The group of women who formed these bandas were subsistence farmers with an aim of improving their living standards, this lodge is a highlighted place to stay from for travellers interesting in backpacking. The Boomu Women’s group bandas estimates just near the southern gate of the park.

The Boomu women’s group bandas provides a simple and comfortable bedroom ready to sleep in and also offers dormitory rooms available for those traveling in groups or as a family to camp on its grounds. For your stay at the lodge, there is a nice looking restaurant ready to serve you with delicious meals and breakfast can be served daily to visitors. The check-in time begins from 12:00hours and the check out by 10:00 am in local time.

Children with underage for a maximum of two years old can be allowed to stay for free but you’re recommended to check-in to the lodge’s premises with a valid identity card. Interestingly the lodge is located near pabidi forest home to endangered chimpanzees and it’s where most thrilling chimpanzee tracking experience can be carried out from, visitors can also visit the craft shop around with lots of beautiful African handmade materials and you can as well have another opportunity to learn how to make this craft. You can also arrange your airport shuttle here on a request.

Uganda Wildlife Campsite: The Uganda wildlife campsite sits in the southern sector of Murchison falls national park, very simple and affordable to travellers. The campsite is the safe and best place for camping so rewardable to experience the African wilderness as you get entangled with the wild while you’re in a setup tent. The camping ground are available for visitors, what you need to do is to carry your own camping facilities. 

The campsite lies on top of the largest national park in Uganda thus offering panoramic views of the vast Murchison falls national park with lots of wildlife hosting over 76 mammal species, more than 500 bird species and the spectacular Nile. In your evening hours, they set up a campfire and storytelling which can be done by the experienced tourist guides who will make your stay unforgettable. The Rooms and prices are categorised into two Self-contained bandas and Camping ground.

Parkside Safari Lodge: Parkside safari lodge is a complimentary lodge positioned at the edge of Murchison falls national park, it takes only 5minutes drive from the park. To note the lodge is located in breath taking area with magnificent views of the stunning  Albert Nile and due to its location, it offers an ideal place for you to enjoy nature walks as you view the water birds around but its best enjoyed during the morning. 

Since the lodge sits just a few kilometres away from the park along the lake, the possibility of seeing wild animals is easy at the lake shores while concentrating on the water to quench their thirst. Parkside Safari lodge offers single cottages, double and family cottages, each cottage contains a nice looking private veranda and they are far from each other to those who would love privacy.

The lodge was built in a real African traditional style as a rewarding design to the travellers for the sense of being in Africa wilderness. The lodge has a nice restaurant with professional chefs and beverages to choose from at the bar. And each cottage of the park side safari lodge has got a bike outside the lodge area for you to circle around.

The lodge Rooms and prices are categorised Single bed cottages, Double bed cottages, Family cottages, Self-contained rooms with ensuite bathrooms and flushing toilets.

The lodge facilities and amenities Kitchen, Electricity, Laundry, Security, Internet, and it is Wheelchair accessible.

Despite the fact that parkside safari lodge is located just a few kilometres, it is very easy for the traveller to engage in the park’s activities such as game drive, white water rafting, boat cruise, nature guided walk which can be enjoyed along the Victoria Nile, Community culture visit where you can amaze in traditional dance, songs and storytelling, Bird watching which is best done in November to April and the park boost with over 500 bird species, incredible chimpanzee tracking which can be carried out at Budongo forest.

Shoebill Campsite: The shoebill Campsite is every simple budget lodge situated at the edge of Murchison falls national park which provides a natural gaining overlooking Victoria Nile as you feel the breath-taking air around. The camp offers affordable rates for you to be allowed to camp on its beautiful gardens for tenting.

Travellers are advised to carry their own private tents for camping and hire self-catered services for food. Shoebill campsite has a nice restaurant ready to serve to the guests which take a three-minute drive from the main lodge.

Shoebill campsite is one of the stunning places to book for your budget accommodation from Murchison falls national park. The place provides fresh breath-taking views of the Nile, tourist is able to relax in the evening after your game drive experience because the is so quiet and you can appreciate the cool breeze of the place as you sit in the area near the campfire while you’re listening to hippos calls as you watch the shinning sky.

Rooms and prices include Camping grounds, Single self-contained rooms, and Double self-contained rooms.

Ziwa Rhino Lodge: Ziwa Rhino Lodges found within ziwa rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola district of Uganda approximately 2:20 hours’ drive from Kampala the main city. The Ziwa Rhino Camp is the best stopover safari destination along your way to Murchison falls national park. To note, Ziwa rhino camp is the only recognised place to trek rhinos in Uganda and they were reintroduced in the country by 1982.

Ziwa Rhino Lodge - Budget Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park
Ziwa Rhino Lodge – Budget Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park

Unfortunately, the rhinoceros were wipeout of the country in 1982 through poaching and they were later re-introduced in Uganda in 2005 by the help of Uganda wildlife Authority together with rhino fund Uganda. These rhinos were donated from Solio Orland and some from Kenya. By the time they re-introduced them in the country they were few in number but as for to date the number of rhinoceros has grown in number. On your visit to Ziwa rhino camp, you can engage in interesting rhino trekking activities, birding watching among the rest. 

Travellers can reach to ziwa rhino camp by safari vehicle, your own vehicle or car hire accompanied by an experienced tour guide who can be able to tell you the right information about Ziwa rhino camp.

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