Murchison River Lodge
Murchison River Lodge is located on the southern bank of the River Nile. This Uganda safari lodge in Murchison Falls overlooks pods of hippos. You can see the papyrus islands and Murchison Falls National Park. This facility offers comfortable and relaxing mid-range accommodation for those on Uganda safari to Murchison.
The main lodge area comprises a bar and restaurant. There are sits on a raised bank providing unrivaled panoramic views. You can sit to watch the magical River Nile and Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison River Lodge thatched cottages and shaded campsite are all positioned within the bush. However, some of our thatched safari tents are located towards the water. Here the sound of hippos is as regular as your heart beat.
Accommodation at Murchison River Lodge
Murchison River Lodge offers accommodation to suit all budgets. They have en-suite thatched cottages and thatched safari tents. The two category accommodation has private facilities. This accommodation facility also has comfortable camping tents. They are well positioned in the shaded campsite. One is free to bring his own tent to be pitched in the campsite.
Murchison River Lodge has four thatched cottages. They are spacious and comfortable with attractive furnishing. This makes each of the cottages unique. They are open plan with a double bed upstairs on a mezzanine floor. There are two single beds, including en-suite, down stairs.
Thatched Safari Tents
The thatched safari tents have been placed on level ground. They lay amongst the bush and towards the River Nile. These furnished tents have an outside area with safari chairs and table. This is the perfect spot to enjoy the cooler part of the day. Four of the safari tents are twin.
Murchison River Lodge has 5 comfortable camping tents. They are on level ground around the large campsite area. This is at the rear of the property, away from the river. The furnished tents are located in the bush. These safari tents are not self contained.
This is for anyone travelling with their own camping equipment. The well appointed campsite is situated towards the rear of the property. It is away from the river. It is in a large area of bush with a car park. There are plenty of trees in this area.
Bar and Restaurant at Murchison River Lodge
Beneath the large thatched roof is an open-sided restaurant. There is also a bar and terrace here. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the River Nile from this point. From this wonderful vantage point you’ll see elephants, hippo and water buck. This is as they wade through the water to graze on the islands opposite. Vervet monkeys pass through Murchison River Lodge most days. Smooth river stones decorate the floor areas and curved walls. This leads to the cooling effect beneath the grass roof. Along the main wall in the restaurant is a “timeline”. This guides you through the history of Murchison Falls National Park. Hammocks, sofas and picnic tables are all provided within the vicinity of the bar and terrace.
Everything on site runs off solar. Murchison River Lodge has a well stocked bar where the drinks are cold. Main meals are served in the restaurant. There is complimentary tea and fresh coffee is available from 41600hrs. Murchison River Lodge use fresh ingredients and bake their own bread.
The swimming pool has been carefully built. It lays amongst a setting of trees with a view of the River Nile. In a swooping curve below the entrance is a terrace with sun loungers and chairs. The area also has a built in sofa and tables. The baby pool is adjacent to the main pool. It is the right depth for babies and toddlers. There is natural cover from the surrounding trees. However, they have increased the shade by erecting a frame with shade cloth. This is over the shallow end of the pool. A steel fence has been placed around the terrace and pool to provide extra safety.
There is a thatched pool lounge open from dawn until dusk. You will get a shower/changing room, toilet, hand washing facility and pool towels here. Guests can make use of the free wifi and relax in comfortable surroundings. There is a bar offering a selection of drinks.
Cancellation / Prepayment
PAYMENT & RESERVATIONS POLICY
Reservation and confirmation of a room at Murchison River Lodge has requirements. Clients are required to pay 50% down payment for the requested services. The balance will be required at least 14 days prior to your date of arrival.
African Safari Tour will hold a reservation for up to seven days at a client's request. This is to allow the client time to send a deposit payment. This is if Murchison River Lodge booking are over a month prior to the service. This must be received before we can confirm your booking. If confirmation is not received within the seven days all blocked rooms at Murchison River Lodge will be automatically released for re-sale. The full amount of the service must be made within 14 days of date of arrival at Murchison River Lodge. As for bookings within a month of service, full payment shall be requested for. This will be required before confirmation of Murchison River Lodge is undertaken.
All cancellations must be received in writing. This will take effect from the date received by African Safari Tour. The following cancellation charges will apply.
More than 56 days before departure: No cancellation fee
56-49 days before departure: 25%
48-29 days before departure: 35%
28-0 days before departure: 100%
The non-issuing of an invoice or non-payment of deposit will not exempt passengers from these cancellation and administration fees. We regret we can make no exception to the charges and strongly recommend that insurance is taken out to cover cancellation fees. These cancellation charges can vary subject to the trading terms of our suppliers.
Children and extra beds
Children older than 2 years are welcome at Murchison River Lodge. One child from 2 to 11.9 years is charged 50 % of the room stay per night and person in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds for children in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Accepted credit cards
Visa Card, MasterCard, American Express