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Testimonials

We appreciated the drivers' knowledge of the wildlife and their country, their professionalism and their very pleasant, smiling and helpful responses to all of ...

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- A McClellan & R Dewing, United States, March 2013

Your patience and understanding was superb. You went well out of your way to expedite things and arranged a great trip for us in the Mara. Everything went well ...

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- R Adams & A Beaty, Canada, October 2011

All in all, a wondrous, amazing, once in a lifetime trip which was meticulously and lovingly prepared by Patrick. Many thanks from myself, Jenny & Rachel. W...

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- E Hazzard, US, January 2014


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Murchison River Lodge

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Safari Highlights

Newly opened in 2012, Murchison River Lodge is a rustic but charming budget boutique lodge with a quirky design aesthetic throughout that draws upon inspiration from traditional local building methods, 'upcycling' trends, and classic Swahili style.

Murchison River Lodge, Uganda (Photo from Murchison River Lodge)Over-looking the Nile

The main bar and restaurant area is the gem in this lodge's crown, situated as it is over-looking the river with extensive views of nearby papyrus-marsh islands, often frequented by elephants seeking to cool off in the waters of the Nile. The lodge has a responsible environmental policy and, as a result, its cottages have been built set back from the riverbank, overlooking the bush, to comply with local environmental laws.

Cottage at Murchison River Lodge (Photo by Murchison River Lodge)Historical Perspective

It may be a new lodge but the management of Murchison River Lodge has used the space in the restaurant and rooms to house a historical exhibition on Murchison Falls National Park. Browsing these images and ancient maps is a fascinating way to gain perspective on this iconic national park.