Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park

The accommodation options in Murchison Falls National Park are divided into three locations that is the Albert Nile, Paraa and the Victoria Nile and Kaniyo Pabidi and the Masindi road. These lodges range from budget, midrange to luxury, catering to visitors of different budget ranging between $ 40 to $ 500 per night.

Choosing the best accommodation to stay in Murchison Falls National Park depends on many factors including your budget, group size and the duration of your stay.

Pakuba Safari Lodge

Pakuba Safari Lodge is the best mid-range option in Murchison Falls National Park, the lodge is situated near to the Albert Nile in the northwest and is a great choice for midrange travelers. This beautiful three-star suburban lodge is situated on the east bank of the Albert Nile and is a modern incarnation of the former state lodge that was previously visited by Idi Amin and its ruins can still be seen.

pakuba safari lodge

Pakuba Safari Lodge has the best location and is in a short distance from the Tangi Gate of Murchison Falls National Park.

Accommodation at Pakuba Safari Lodge – all guest rooms have a private veranda with excellent views of the Albert Nile and a refreshing evening breeze. The lodge offers great value of money and its 32 Double/Twin rooms and 14 family rooms are all spacious and furnished. The family rooms include two separate rooms which share an interconnecting door making them perfect for families with children or group travelers.

All rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi and room service, several charging points, a reading corner, mosquito nets and a closet.

After a full day of exploring the park’s savannah and enjoying sights of several animals, you can cool off in its outdoor pool or sip your favorite cocktail or beer at the fully stocked bar.

Paraa Safari Lodge

This is the most popular safari lodge in Murchison Falls National Park found in the central Paraa area where the Victoria Nile joins Lake Albert, this luxury safari lodge is a large facility of 54 rooms and it occupies a prime site on the north bank of the Nile.


para safari lodge

Paraa Safari Lodge was reconstructed in 1997 out of the shell of the Original 1950 lodge, the décor of the lodge is inspired by a former era of exploration of the Nile. Its tranquil outdoor pool appeared in the Hollywood classic “The African Queen”.

The lodge is a great option for families or first-time visitors to Africa who want to experience a safari in comfort and style.

Accommodation at Paraa Safari Lodge – the lodge offers a broad range of accommodation that caters for all its guests. Guest visitors include standard rooms, suites, Queen’s Cottages and Safari Tents.

The lodge’s Captain’s Table restaurant serves a range of delicious local and international dishes which you can enjoy indoors or on the balcony and on Saturday evening, The Captain’s Table holds barbecues and captivating performances from traditional dancers.

Baker’s Lodge

Baker’s Lodge is a popular luxury option in Murchison Falls National Park, the lodge is named after English explorer Samuel Baker and provides luxury yet traditional African accommodation with direct river access.

bakers lodge

Baker’s Lodge was opened in 2015, the rooms are generously proportioned, a charming combination of canvas and thatch built out from a communal dining room. As well as offering complimentary parking, Wi-Fi and breakfasts. The lodge provides unmissable views of the Nile, for those wishing to explore the local cuisine, you can even request a delicious bush breakfast.

Baker’s Lodge takes advantage of its spectacular surroundings on the south bank of the Nile and it is built on a raised platform to optimize your views of the hippos and elephants that inhabit the boundary of its grounds.

Accommodation at Baker’s Lodge – the lodge offers 10 spacious Safari Suites which combines canvas, wood and thatch, each generously proportioned cottage has its own deck that overlooks the Nile. All rooms are close to the banks of the Nile and guests often see the lodge’s VIP hippo guests in the shallows.

All cottages feature en-suite bathrooms with solar-heated showers and some even have bathtubs with a view of the Nile. Solar lighting is another eco-friendly feature that makes the lodge perfect for the environmentally conscious guests.

Budongo Ecolodge

Budongo Ecolodge is situated further south alongside the main road that runs between Masindi and Paraa, this lodge does not have Nile frontage but provides great access to the forests of Budongo, home to a myriad of birdlife and over 600 chimpanzees.

Budongo Ecolodge

The Budongo Ecolodge is the most popular place to stay if you are intending to do chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest, the lodge is located 8 kilometers north of the Kichambanyobo Gate. Originally the research station for the Jane Goodall Institute, it has been renovated to provide a pleasant and comfortable based for forest exploration.

The lodge is intimate offering five comfortable cabins and four large dormitory rooms for larger groups, its on-site visitor center is very informative about the local area and it showcases ancient fossils. The lodge’s craft shop sells handmade gift to commemorate your stay.

Accommodation at Budongo Ecolodge – the guest rooms perfectly blend with their natural surroundings and the lodge offers five cozy cabins with private verandas, en-suite bathrooms and a fully equipped with shower, washbasin and composting toilets. These cabins are perfect for those who value seclusion and a quiet atmosphere.

For larger groups, there are 4 dormitory – style rooms with comfortable bunk beds, mosquito nets and shared bathroom facilities are the perfect choice for you.

Facilities at Budongo Ecolodge include restaurant serving a variety of international and local dishes and a small curio shop where you can buy local crafts.

Twiga Safari Lodge

Twiga Safari Lodge is a unique accommodation option in Murchison Falls National Park perfect for travelers seeking a unique style of accommodation just up the hill from Baker’s Lodge their neighbors, the lodge provides a contemporary take on a tented camp combining canvas with solid construction.

Twiga Safari Lodge is a midrange accommodation and a fusion of Safari camping tents and thatched African cottages, it has 8 private cottages located on the bank of the River Nile in Mubaako Paraa, opposite Murchison Falls National Park.

Facilities at Twiga Safari Lodge include free high speed Wi-Fi, bar, restaurant, gift shop and secure parking.

Murchison River Lodge

Murchison River Lodge is located on the south bank of the River Nile, the lodge is a family run-lodge which offers panoramic views of the Nile as well as Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge is nestled on the southern bank of the Nile and provides stunning panoramic views the park.

The lodge was established by Chris and Georgie, a couple who wanted to provide quality accommodation for all travelers regardless of their budget.

Murchison River Lodge prides itself on its sustainability and it runs entirely off solar power, also the lodge seeks to empower its local community and the on-site restaurant mainly uses locally sourced ingredients.

Accommodation at Murchison River Lodge – the lodge offers a broad range of accommodation from Thatched cottages, Thatched safari tents, River Tents and Campsites.

Nile Safari Lodge

Nile Safari Lodge is an eco-friendly family-owned lodge in Murchison Falls National Park situated on the south bank of the Nile, the lodge was opened in 2017.

The lodge has a unique aesthetic, the accommodation is designed to blend the boundaries between inside and outside and it seamlessly integrates with its stunning natural surroundings. Primarily, the lodge was built by expert local craftsmen who used natural materials.

Accommodation at Nile Safari Lodge – the guest rooms are scattered between tall trees and thick shrub offering guests a secluded sanctuary, the lodge has eight en-suite thatched – roof bandas-each with a spacious seating area, day bed and indoor and outdoor showers, providing guests with complete privacy and comfort.

The Family Villa is ideal for families and larger groups accommodating eight people with a living room, private swimming pool, lunch service and spectacular views of the Shoebill Peninsula.

Facilities at Nile Safari Lodge include a restaurant providing delicious international dishes with a safari twist and fresh baked bread and pastries every day, Wi-Fi and hot water powered by solar.

Chobe Safari Lodge

Perched on the north bank of the River Nile, Chobe Safari Lodge is a Five – Star lodge boasting sweeping views of the Nile. The lodge offers a wide range of accommodation and guests can choose between 36 charming guest rooms, 21 luxury tents, 4 suites and a Presidential Cottage.

Chobe Safari Lodge has a magnificent outdoor pool has 3 tiers allowing its guests to soak up the scenery from different perspectives.

The Karama restaurant offers a delicious menu of local and international cuisines, its terraces provides a spectacular al fresco dining experience.

The Chobe Health Club and Spa is the perfect place to reflect and revitalize after a day exploring the park.

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