Murchison Falls National Park Accommodation : Murchison Falls National Park is located in Masindi in the Northern region of Uganda. This park is considered as the largest park among all the 10 national parks in the country covering a total surface area of 3,840 square kilometers and it was first gazette as a game reserve in 1926 and later in 1952, it was established as a National park, which makes it also one of the old national parks in Uganda.
Murchison Falls National park derives its name from the Murchison falls that were named by Sir Samuel Baker after the president of the Royal Geographical society who was known as Sir Roderick Murchison.
Murchison falls national park shares boundaries with a number of districts such as; Kiryandongo district and Buliisa district. This park is known to be a home to over 76 mammal species such as; antelopes, buffaloes, hippos, elands, Nile crocodiles, African Bush elephants, Duikers, giraffes, and also harbours 451 bird species like; the rare shoebill stork, Night jars, and the Marabou stork and many others. More so, tourists having a Uganda safari in Murchison falls national park always get opportunities to engage in several activities available in the park such as; bird watching, game drives, boat cruise on the River Nile, sport fishing from the Nile, cultural encounters, community visits and many others. However, there are also a number of several attractions within the park that always attract large numbers of tourists to come for a safari in Murchison Falls National park and these attractions include; the Karuma falls, Murchison falls, wildlife, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and the beautiful waterbodies.
Accommodation facilities in Murchison Falls National Park.
Murchison falls national park offers accommodation facilities to its visitors however, these accommodation facilities are ranged differently for example; from Budget, mid-range and luxury whereby there prices range between 40 USD to 500 USD per night. These facilities are split in different locations like; in Paraa, in the Victoria Nile, Kaniyo pabidi, on Masindi road and some are situated in the Albert Nile. Therefore, this gives a chance to tourists to choose where they would feel comfortable to stay according to their budget, duration of the stay and the number of individuals and these accommodation facilities include;
Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Pakuba safari lodge is located near the Albert Nile in the Northwestern region of the park and it is classified as a Mid-range accommodation facility. This lodge has the best location and can easily be accessed due to the fact that it is just a short distance from the Tangi gate of Murchison falls national park. Pakuba safari lodge contains 32 double/twin rooms, 4 family rooms that are all fully furnished and the family rooms have an interconnecting door that separates the children’s room from the one for parents and this grants privacy for the both parties.
The rooms at this lodge are worth the visitor’s money because they contain free WI-FI, good air conditioning, reading corner, a wardrobe where guests keep their clothes, charging sockets, mosquito net, bathroom with flushing toilets, big and clean towels, and a private balcony where visitors get an opportunity to relax and they capture the beautiful views of the Albert Nile. More so, this lodge offers its guests with a variety of facilities like; a restaurant with good waiters and well trained and skilled chef that serves guests with bush lunch and dinner, swimming pool, conference facilities, and many more and visitors at this lodge can also get opportunities to embark on game drives game drives in Murchison falls.
Chobe Safari Lodge.
Chobe safari lodge is a perfect lodge for tourists to have their stay because it contains 36 charming guest rooms, 4 suites, a presidential cottage, and 21 luxury tents. Guests at this lodge are given services like they have a 24 hour room service, laundry services, ironing services, free Wi-Fi, comfortable beds, 10 gyms where guests can go for exercises, charging sockets, a private balcony where they get to view the wildlife species within the park such as elephants and buffaloes. More so, guests offered with facilities during their stay at Chobe safari lodge and these include; Karama restaurant which provides guests with delicious local or international meals, Karuma bar where guests get to relax as they take some soft drinks, swimming pool where people go to cool off their hot long day as they appreciate the classic views of the Nile, spa and many more.
Paraa Safari lodge.
Paraa safari lodge is the best lodge for families on a vacation and the individuals for are visiting Africa for the first time; this lodge gives them comfort on their safari. This lodge is among the biggest lodge, which made up of 54 rooms and these rooms contain a suite bathroom, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking, large windows, living room with a sofa, television, king-sized beds, mini-bar, good air conditioning and a private balcony where guests get panoramic view of the Nile. More so, Paraa Safari lodge offers different facilities to its guests like; the Business centre where is always open from 8:00am to 8:00pm giving the best environment for the working professionals, the indoor and outdoor swimming pool, printing facilities, the Captains table restaurant which has good experienced chefs and friendly waiters that serve guests with delicious local and international dishes and Gift shops.
Murchison River Lodge.
Chris and Georgie who had an intension of providing quality accommodation for all the travelers established Murchison River lodge. This lodge is affordable and favors many individuals according to their budget. Murchison river lodge is made up of thatched cottages which are best for families and a group of 4 adults because it involves 2 single beds downstairs and a double bed on a mezzanine floor, Thatched Uganda safari tents, river tents which are always situated a few meters away from the Nile and a campsite which is best suitable for individuals who have their own camping equipment’s as they explore through the wildlife within the Park.
Murchison River lodge offers its guests with various facilities like; free parking, delicious meals from the restaurant, swimming pool, fully stocked bar, and many others.
Nile safari lodge.
Nile Safari lodge is located on the south bank of the Nile and it is a family owned lodge, which was opened up in 2017, and the local crafts men using the natural materials such as local stones, grass-thatched roofs, eucalyptus wood and many others, constructed it. Nile safari lodge is ranged as a luxury and it has eight en-suite with thatched roof bandas, indoor and outdoor showers, seating area, bed, living room, private balcony that provides guests with privacy, which gives them comfort.
Nile safari lodge is a best destination for couples and honeymooners and it provides its guests with many facilities like; restaurant that provides delicious local and international dishes, infinity pool, pool bar, fee WI-FI and many others. In addition, visitors at this lodge also get opportunities to engage in many activities such as; Chimpanzee trekking, bird watching, bike riding and many others.
However, with the above accommodation facilities mentioned, there are also lodging facilities where tourists can have their stay while on a Safari in Murchison Falls national park and these include; Twiga safari lodge, Budongo Eco lodge, Bakers lodge and many others.
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