Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nile Safari Lodge - Murchison National Park

From my recent trip to Uganda in November 2011 (Full Trip Report):

After the afternoon boat launch and tour on the Nile, we drove to Nile Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight. The entire afternoon a storm had been brewing in the distance and rain chased us all the way from the Falls to the lodge. We arrived at Nile Safari Lodge in time for a hot shower (bucket showers) and a great view of the storm rolling in over the river.

I really enjoyed Nile Safari Lodge – it is smaller than Paraa Safari Lodge with just 10 rooms. Of those, 5 are ten
ted with attached bathrooms and outdoor bucket showers and 5 others are wooden en suite cabins with indoor bucket showers (all rooms have flush toilets and running tap water in the bathrooms).
The lodge has a Robinson Crusoe feel and a lovely sitting area built over the river, shaded by the canopy of a massive Tamarind tree. The rooms are simple, but the staff w
as sweet and the meal (my dinner in particular) was the best I had the entire trip. I slept soundly that night and woke only a few times to hippos bellowing in the Nile below.

With a pool set overlooking the river, a nice fire pit for pre-dinner drinks and a small covered dining area, the lodge has plenty of areas to relax and socialize. There are plu
gs in the tents for charging batteries while the power is on from 6:30pm to 10:30pm and 5:30am-7
:00am. Outside of these hours, power in the rooms is solar.
The lodge is located outside of the park on community land and
community visits as well as traditional dance can be arranged on request.


Photos by Lyndsay Harshman/The Kusini Collection.

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