South African Lodges
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Murchison Falls National Park
North West Uganda
Uganda
East Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Tented Camp
US $60.00SINGLE RATE
FOR TODAY

Uganda's legendary Fort Murchison Hotel is in the area of the former Aswa Lolim Game Reserve. 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.

Room types:

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

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.

Room features:

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

Tents

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.

Tent features:

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

Restaurant and Bar

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.

Murchison Falls National Park

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.

Activities

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.

Below detailed information about the Fort Murchison is available.
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  • Double bed
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Terrace

Activities

Activities in the Murchison Falls National Park:

  • Chimp trekking
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Visit to the Murchison Falls
  • Bird watching
  • Hiking and nature walks.
Boat Launch to Murchison Falls

This interesting boat trip leads travellers upstream to view the magnificent waterfalls and the animals which come to drink and bathe.  This round trip on the boat takes about three hours.

Chimp Trekking

To track chimpanzees and other primates, travellers can hike the trails through the Kaniyo Pabidi Forest.  This printing forest is home to both iron wood as well as mahogany trees.

Game Drives

Exciting game drives can best be enjoyed during the mornings and late afternoons where visitors have the chance of close wildlife encounters which can include lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes and many more.

Boat Cruise to the Delta

This boat trip leads downstream to the unique papyrus delta which can be found at the river's mouth into Lake Albert.  During this return boat journey guests have a chance to admire the shoebill stork as well as a great variety of other wildlife.

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

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Housekeeping service
  • Safari drives
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Walking safaris

Available Rooms

Standard Room

# Rooms:
12

Decorated in an African, Swahili style, the hotel twelve hotel rooms offer en-suite bathrooms with countersunk basins and hot water showers (solar heaters).  The rooms also provide a writing desk as well as a private balcony.

Room features:

  • Spacious bathroom (basis, hot water shower)
  • Writing desk
  • Private balcony.
Single Room US $140
Double Room US $190

Tent

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 where flushing toilets and showers are located.   Bedding, linen as well as towels are provided to guests.

Tent features:

  • Two Single beds
  • Mosquito nets
  • Bedside table
  • Power outlet
  • Set under thatched roof
  • Private terrace
  • no en-suite bathrooms
  • communal ablution block (flushing toilets, showers).
Single Room US $60
Double Room US $110

Fort Murchison Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Get 10 % discount on your bookings of a minimum of 2 nights in Fort Murchison + a minimum of 2 nights in Kibale Forest Camp or Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

*** Contact us for a quote based on this discounted special.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Excluded from the rate:

  • Transfers between lodges
  • All items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Get 10 % discount on your bookings of a minimum of 2 nights in Fort Murchison + a minimum of 2 nights in Kibale Forest Camp or Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge
  • Valid for 2019; subject to availability
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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: 2.489493

Longitude: 31.536090

Directions

Fort Murchison is located in an area which used to be called the Aswa Lolim Game reserve. This unique Fort Hotel in Uganda lies just outside the Murchison Falls National Park on the northern park boundaries. This establishment is about 5 km from the Tangi Gate away, off the main Karuma-Pakwach road. Travellers will see a signpost just a few kilometers before the pakwach bridge.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

3 Star

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