Fort Murchison

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Uganda's legendary Fort Murchison Is in the area of the former Aswa Lolim Reserve.

The lodge is set just outside the Murchison Falls National Park on the northern boundary, it provides views of the Albert Nile.

This location next to the slow-flowing Albert Nile affords visitors at Fort Murchison with the unique opportunity to participate in exciting safari drives, boat trips, hikes as well as boat tours.

Trails of Chimpanzee Trekking lead through the Kaniyo Pabidi Forest where also other primates can be encountered in their natural habitat.

Guests have the choice of either staying in the tents which are set under thatched roofs and making use of a shared bathroom facility or booking a hotel room which is en-suite and fully furnished.

The twelve comfortably appointed Fort Murchison hotel rooms to feature private, en-suite bathrooms. The spacious bedrooms offer countersunk basins as well as showers with hot water generated from solar heaters.

Furthermore, this accommodation type provides a writing desk and a private balcony. Guests may relax in comfort in this room which is decorated in an African luxury style with Swahili touch.

The Tents provide two Single beds with mosquito nets. A bedside table, as well as a power outlet to charge electronic equipment, are also available. Set under a thatched roof, guests enjoy shade and privacy on their terrace.

As this accommodation type does not offer en-suite bathrooms, guests staying in the Tents share a communal ablution block with flushing toilets and showers. Bedding, linen as well as towels are provided to guests.

The hotel's rooftop terrace offers an excellent location for refreshing sundowner drinks while admiring the scenic views across the Albert Nile. In the restaurant, a four-course dinner awaits. The dining room features a Swahili décor with pictures of the first explorers on the wall. Special dietary requirements can be met if requested before arrival. The breakfast, lunch and dinner meal times are flexible to make it most convenient for guests and their daily activities.

The Murchison Falls National Park is on the northern side of the Albertine Rift Valley. It is here where the Bunyoro escarpment changes over into the vast plains of Acholiland. With over 4000 square kilometres, this national park is Uganda's largest park.

It is divided by the Victoria Nile which creates some of the most spectacular waterfalls in East Africa. The national park's centrepiece, this great river is surrounded by natural landscapes which offer a natural home to elephants, giraffes and buffaloes as well as hippopotamus and Nile crocodiles.

Exciting safari drives can be enjoyed through the Murchison Falls National Park where guests have the chance of close encounters with Africa's wildlife, including elephants, leopards, Buffaloes, Giraffe, lion, hartebeest and many others.

The adventurous trails through the Kaniyo Pabidi Forest offer travellers the unique chance to track chimpanzee and other primates. An activity not to be missed is the exciting three-hour boat launch trip to view the waterfalls and the wildlife which comes to the water to bathe and drink.

Activities in the Murchison Falls National Park:

  • Chimp trekking
  • Safari drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Visit the Murchison Falls
  • Bird watching
  • Hiking and nature walk

Room types:

  • Hotel Room with en-suite bathrooms
  • Tents under thatch, use of communal ablution block

Tent features:

  • Two Single beds (mosquito nets)
  • Power outlet
  • Bedside table
  • Thatched roof
  • Private terrace
  • Use of communal ablution block (flushing toilets, showers).

Room features:

  • En-suite bathroom (basins, hot water showers)
  • Writing desk
  • Private balcony.


  • Double bed
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Terrace

Facilities Available at Fort Murchison

  • Garden Terrace
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Viewing deck

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FAQs about Fort Murchison
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Fort Murchison are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Fort Murchison located?
Fort Murchison is located at the following location / address: Murchison Falls National Park, Murchison Falls National Park.