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Chobe Safari Lodge Murchison Falls


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Chobe Safari Lodge Overview & Where Is It Located?

Standing beside the sparkling waters of the White Nile in the remote eastern sector of the Murchison Falls National Park is the Chobe Safari Lodge. This sprawling property combines all the facilities and amenities that hotel-seeking tourists expect from a city hotel except that this property is located in a park. The lodge is a value property offering stunning vistas of the river, with its pods of hippos and basking crocodiles.

The lounge features a warm ambiance, including hardwood floors, stone-detailed pillars, and leather sofas. Small curios and hand-carved knickknacks add an artistic touch to the decor. You can enjoy views of the river while relaxing beside the three-tiered swimming pool, which has a separate wading pool for kids. The resort also has a fitness center and spa, where safari travelers can get relaxing massages to ease sore muscles.

Key Takeaways

  • Located on the remote eastern banks of the picturesque White Nile in the Murchison Falls National Park
  • Frequent sightings of wildlife like hippos and crocodiles in the river
  • Three-tiered swimming pool with a wading pool where kids can play
  • Fitness center for working out and Chobe Health Club & Spa for getting relaxing massages
  • Decks for spending time beside the river and reveling in the wild ambiance
Chobe Safari Lodge Murchison Falls Park View

What To Expect At Chobe Safari Lodge Accommodation?

Key Takeaways

  • Value Safari Tier 3 Experience. Total of 62 rooms in different specifications
  • Choice of units such as Standard Rooms and Suites including the Nile Suite located in three-story blocks. Suites have a separate lounge area
  • Tented rooms such as Standard, Deluxe Tents, and Super Deluxe Tents for an authentic canvas safari stay
  • Presidential Cottage is set in a unique lagoon section of the property for deluxe-seeking couples desiring seclusion and attentive service, albeit from a mass tourism property
  • All the rooms have ceiling fans while the Super Deluxe Tents and Presidential Cottage also have climate controlled air-conditioning
The Chobe Safari Lodge offers 62 rooms in various specifications suited to every vacationer in Murchison Falls National Park (where else to stay). Choose from rooms such 36 Standard Rooms and 4 Suites housed in a three-story structure. The suites are larger in size as they include a separate lounge area with comfy sofas. The Nile Suite also includes a Jacuzzi. If you would rather enjoy the safari tented experience, choose from one of the 8 Standard Tents, 7 Deluxe Tents and 6 Super Deluxe Tents. All the tents are erected beside the river and include the exceptional amenities of a comfy bush tent. The Suites and Super Deluxe Tents have both ceiling fans and air-conditioning for extra cooling comfort during the hotter months while the Standard (Rooms & Tents) and Deluxe Tents only have ceiling fans.

Families on safari in Uganda looking for complete privacy for their stay in Murchison Falls National Park can opt for the more exclusive Presidential Cottage, located on a distinct section of the property i.e. a lagoon area with hippos and other fauna. You will have a butler caring for your needs and assisting you. All of the rooms, suites, tents and cottages have ensuite bathrooms with single or twin vanities and a shower stall and/or bathtub.
Chobe Safari Lodge Accommodation Murchison Falls

Things To Do (Activities & Tour Attractions) & Why Visit Chobe Safari Lodge On Murchison Falls Safari?

Key Takeaways

  • Launch rides to the foot of the iconic Murchison Falls as the water gushes into Devil’s Cauldron
  • Watching different species of wildlife drinking at the water’s edge
  • Game drives in Murchison Falls Park to view some of the 451 kinds of birds and various mammals
  • Primate tracking in Budongo Forest
  • Visiting the local communities for an introduction to their traditional living styles and activities
The main highlight of your safari to Murchison Falls National Park will undoubtedly be the boat and hike ride to the foot of the famous Murchison Falls. Visitors are spellbound at the sight of the waters of the Nile gushing out through a narrow 7-meter cleft in the rock. As the waters pour into the Devil’s Cauldron below, they raise a mist that forms a permanent rainbow over the falls. The river bisects the reserve and provides an important water source for the wildlife of the park.

As you cruise the river, you will be able to spot many of the species present here coming to the banks to drink. Murchison Falls Park is also a famous birding destination and boasts of hosting 451 species of birds, many of them rare or endemic to the area. With the assistance of your consultant at AfricanMecca Safaris in planning your vacation trip itinerary, you can see chimpanzees and other primates of the Budongo Forest, and visit the local communities for an introduction to traditional lifestyles in the region. These activities are primarily recommended when you are staying for more than 3 days in the park.
Chobe Safari Lodge Safari Murchison Falls Tour

How Is The Dining At Chobe Safari Lodge?

Key Takeaways

  • Karama Restaurant serving all meals
  • Indoor and terrace dining options, meals served on the deck beside the river
  • Karuma Bar for ordering a variety of alcoholic beverages, Rapids Bar for poolside drinks
  • Provision for having a bush breakfast after the morning game drive
  • Choice of authentic Ugandan and international dishes available
Dine on wholesome meals served at Chobe Safari Lodge’s air-conditioned Karama Restaurant, which overlooks the serenity of the Nile River. Choose from local and global cuisines as well as indoor and terrace dining options. Barbeques with cultural entertainment are on offer during the week on specific night days - weekends mostly. In between game drives and boat rides, you can spend time at the Karuma Bar, which offers a wide variety of beverages. The Rapids pool bar also takes drink orders.
Chobe Safari Lodge Meals Murchison Falls Dining

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Pros & Cons At Chobe Safari Lodge In Murchison Falls

What We Like About Chobe Safari Lodge

  1. Sprawling property beside the White Nile offering breathtaking vistas of sunsets over the river in Murchison Falls National Park.
  2. Has a three-tiered swimming pool with a wading pool for kids traveling with their families, along with a fitness center and spa.
  3. Offers rooms, suites, tents and cottages in various specifications to meet the requirements of every kind of budget-seeking guest.
  4. Part of the Marasa chain of hotels in East Africa; offers all the facilities and amenities typical of their value standards.
  5. Offers affordable hotel rooming options and facilities amidst the serene riverside wilderness. Secluded location.

Things To Note When Staying At Chobe Safari Lodge

  1. Large property with 62 different rooming options, not suitable for the discerning or luxury vacationer looking for a tranquil, personalized safari experience with fewer in-house guests. Though, it is popular accommodation for Ugandans and local residents especially on the weekends and holidays.
  2. Has conference rooms and venues for events and can become noisy when many guests are staying.
  3. Located 2 - 3 hours drive from the park’s main gate when coming via Paraa; guests may have to backtrack and travel up longer distances to access the prime wildlife viewing regions.
  4. Not a 5 star property as branded by the lodge. Service and quality can be variable at times - expected from a Value Tier 3 Safari accommodation.
  5. Offers a good gym and spa facilities - ideal for guests seeking a holistic wellness retreat rather than an authentic safari accommodation.
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When staying at Chobe Safari Lodge in Uganda, we recommend combining it with Bwindi Park for your gorilla safari trek, Queen Elizabeth, and Kibale (chimpanzee safari) alongside your city tour visits of Kampala and Entebbe.

You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas such as Mgahinga to track down golden monkeys and gorillas in the same park, Jinja for whitewater rafting on the Nile River, and Semliki, Lake Mburo or Kidepo for an offbeat wildlife tour.

You can end your vacation on the beach at Lake Victoria or even extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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