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Nile Safari Lodge Murchison Falls


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Nile Safari Lodge Overview & Where Is It Located?

Perched on the southern banks of the Victoria Nile and surrounded by lush greenery is Nile Safari Lodge. True to its name, the lodge provides touring guests with an immersive experience in Murchison Falls National Park. Safari vacationers in Uganda staying in this high quality luxury stayover will enjoy its authentic and neo-safari appeal, with an open-sided lounge area covered with high-ground thatched roofs and furnished with wooden furniture. The lodge has received a complete rebuild and now showcases unique architecture that blends with the natural surroundings of the riverside flora. In keeping with careful regard for eco-friendly practices, the focus is on a minimal carbon footprint on the delicate biomes.

Stroll along the natural stone pathways to reach the free-form infinity swimming pool, where you can take leisurely dips to cool off or enjoy siestas in the daybeds while enjoying a view of the river flowing lazily beside you. Shade-seekers might wish to make their way to the stone deck on the river to spend some quality safari holiday time in the shadows of the greenery, listening to snorting hippos and singing birds. Stop by Mtoni Spa to revitalize your body, mind, soul with wellness treatments from indulging massages to beauty pampering with a 180-degree panoramic view of the African wilderness in Uganda.

Key Takeaways

  • Standing on an elevation on the southern banks of the Victoria Nile on a verdant wilderness
  • Open-sided lounge area with thatched roofs and furnished with wooden furniture
  • Free-form, infinity swimming pool for cooling off or taking siestas in daybeds on the poolside
  • Deck on the riverbanks to enjoy the pleasant weather and watch birds and hippos
  • Mtoni Spa for getting relaxing massages and other beauty treatments
Nile Safari Lodge Murchison Falls Park View

What To Expect At Nile Safari Lodge Accommodation?

Key Takeaways

  • Premier Safari Tier 1 Experience. Total of 8 wooden bandas with a thatched roof and decked river views
  • Choice of staying in the Deluxe, Exclusive or Family Bandas
  • Ensuite bathroom with the option of bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers
  • The Exclusive Banda has a plunge pool, outdoor star bed and located in a secluded location - ideal for honeymooners
  • The Family Banda has its own private swimming pool and can accommodate up to 8 guests
The Nile Safari Lodge offers adventure-seeking tourists 8 rooms for their stay in Murchison Falls Park. The wooden triangular shaped bandas have separate decks with seating space and a swing chair with views of the river. You will be charmed by the unique shape of the bandas with their high sloping roofs constructed out of eucalyptus poles with grass thatch. These roof-cum-walls keep the interiors ventilated with the help of a ceiling fan. The 6 Deluxe Bandas can sleep two to three guests while the 1 Exclusive Banda is dedicated to couples who require seclusion, an outdoor star bed, and a private plunge pool - perfect for your honeymoon safari in Africa.

All beds are covered with mosquito netting on a four-poster hanging frame. Glass panels cover the frontage with outdoor views of the surrounding foliage and river. At the same time, fabric curtains serve as a privacy protector. Circular sisal rugs, twin chairs, a wooden journal table, and other Rampel designed pieces of furniture add comfort to the rooms while adding a unique aroma to the interiors. Bathrooms are at the side and include a bath, an outdoor and indoor shower area lined with stones.

The 1 Family Banda is best suited for 8 guests traveling together - perfect for families on safari traveling to Uganda with children. It offers two master bedrooms with two king-size beds and four single beds. There is also a lounge area, a private terrace, and an exclusive-use swimming pool just for the guests staying in the Family Banda.
Nile Safari Lodge Accommodation Murchison Falls

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

Key Takeaways

  • Leisure river-side wildlife viewing from the lodge environs
  • Game drives to spot some of the incredible terrestrial life that thrives in the park
  • Murchison Falls river cruises to see the might Nile gushing through the rock cleft to pour into Devil’s Cauldron
  • Primate trekking safari in the Budongo Forest, opportunity to track down wild chimpanzees
  • Hiking to the top of the scenic Murchison Falls for an alternate vantage point
The location of the lodge is the perfect spot to start your wildlife-viewing safari in Murchison Falls National Park. Watch hippos wallowing in the river while crocodiles bask in the sunshine on the banks. You may also spot elephants, bushbuck, buffaloes, and other mammals coming to the river banks to drink. If you are lucky, you might even be able to see the rare shoebill stork. But, to view more of the fabulous terrestrial life in this pristine reserve, you must go on game drive safari trips in the northern Buligi area of the park.

The other popular activity AfricanMecca recommends in Murchison Falls Park is the boat scenic ride to view the famous Murchison Falls and the wildlife that come to the banks to drink. At the falls, you will witness an incredible spectacle of nature: the mighty Nile forced through a cleft in the rock, scarcely 7 meters in width. The sight of the white water gushing into the Devil’s Cauldron is a truly memorable experience. Also, consider a hike-walk excursion to the top of the falls to view them from above, which provides a whole new perspective. Specialist birdwatching tours along the swamps of the Lake Albert - Nile Delta is another water activity to do here. If you are planning to stay for more than 3 nights, we recommend a chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda’s Budongo Forest to track down these hairy primates that thrive there, alongside blue monkeys, olive baboons, and black and white colobus monkeys.
Nile Safari Lodge Safari Murchison Falls Tour

How Is The Dining At Nile Safari Lodge?

Key Takeaways

  • Delicious meals served in the lodge main dining area or the outdoor patio with views of the river
  • Peponi Lounge & Bar serves aperitifs, cocktails, and other alcoholic drinks as requested
  • Campfire lit in the evenings for enjoying sundowners and conversations with other travelers
  • Selection of authentic Ugandan and international dishes provided
  • All preparations cooked using fresh, organic produce sourced locally
The Nile Safari Lodge provides lip-smacking, home-cooked meals served on the outside patio with a view of the river or in the dining area (Laini Restaurant). You will find an exciting selection of both traditional and global cuisines including freshly baked pastries and breads. Peponi Lounge & Bar is also located here so that guests can place orders for cocktails and other alcoholic beverages. Staff light a campfire in the evenings, and guests are invited to sip on drinks as they watch the sunset on the river. The chef happily puts together a dish for you if you have any special dietary restrictions or individual preferences. The produces from meats, fish, vegetables, and spices are locally sourced to ensure the utmost quality and fresh flavor for all meals served.
Nile Safari Lodge Meals Murchison Falls Dining

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Pros & Cons At Nile Safari Lodge In Murchison Falls

What We Like About Nile Safari Lodge

  1. Secluded location in the southern bank of Murchison Falls Park.
  2. Authentic safari lodge ambiance with the right blend of ultra-luxury comfort.
  3. Offers only 8 bandas, providing a personalized and intimate safari vacation experience with few other guests.
  4. Has the option of booking the Exclusive Banda with a plunge pool and star bed - popular with honeymoon couples. Family Banda is ideal for parents with young children as it has its own exclusive use of a swimming pool and private dining.
  5. Scenic views of the White Nile River. Mtoni Spa for getting expert massages.

Things To Note When Staying At Nile Safari Lodge

  1. Accessible only to visitors driving in from other areas of Uganda, not suitable for guests who are flying as the lodge does not have permanent guides nor their own 4x4 vehicles stationed on site. Instead, the lesser quality UWA guides and vehicles are used. You need to arrive with your own expert guide and private 4x4 vehicle from Kampala or Entebbe for the best game viewing experience.
  2. An upper premier establishment with the highest lodging prices in Murchison Falls Park. Not intended for the mid-range or budget safari holidaymakers looking to saving on room pricing.
  3. The lodge is popular with Ugandans and expats living in East Africa.
  4. Being a smaller property with only 8 rooms, it gets booked 12 - 18 months during the peak seasons.
  5. The primary game drive areas are in the northern bank. Guests need to cross the Paraa ferry at scheduled times on entry and exit. It is a 20-25 minutes drive to Paraa.
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When staying at Nile 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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