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Activities, Sports & Leisure


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.


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:

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 $200


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

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: 2.489493

Longitude: 31.536090


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.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

3 Star