Budget Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park

Budget accommodation in Murchison Falls national park is widely available for visitors looking to spend a night or more in the national park. These accommodation options are just what you are looking for in case you are travelling on a fixed budget.

Murchison falls national park is the largest and most visited national park in Uganda.  It is located in the Northwestern region of Uganda. It is crossed by River Nile which divides the park into two sectors- the northern and the southern sector. 

Each sector of the park offers several activities that visitors can engage in while on their Uganda safari such as game drive where you will view different animals like elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, giraffes, bushbucks, Jacksons hartebeest, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, oribis among others, boat cruise to the bottom of the falls and the Nile Delta where you will view animals like hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes on the water banks. 

Murchison Falls national park in Uganda host a number of bird species like the pre-historic shoebill stork, sport fishing, bird watching, chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest, nature walks among others. The national park offers a wide range of budget accommodation facilities located in the northern and southern sector of the park for the budget travellers including;

Red Chilli Rest Camp

Red Chilli rest camp is a budget lodge located on the southern bank of River Nile. The lodge offers perfect views of River Nile and accommodation facilities in form of well-furnished Bandas and safari tents including;

Safari tents which have 2 single beds, mosquito nets and share facilities like bathrooms and toiletries.

Budget Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park
Red Chilli Rest Camp

Twin Bandas with 2 single beds, mosquito nets, wardrobe, bathroom, toiletries and lighting tools

Self-contained Bandas with one double bed, one single bed, wardrobe, mosquito net, sitting area and bathroom

Family Bandas with 2 bedrooms, master bedroom with one double bed and 3 single rooms, veranda, bathroom and sitting room.

Red Chilli rest camp also offers amenities like;

  • Restaurant which serves a la carte breakfast, lunch with international and local cuisine
  • Well stocked bar 
  • BBQ area for self-catering
  • Evening campfire

Heritage Safari Lodge

Heritage safari lodge is one of the top five lodges located in Murchison falls national park. The lodge is located near Tangi gate in the northern sector of the park. The lodge offers great views of the sunrise, River Nile, hot springs, trails for nature walks, bird species and accommodations such as camping grounds for visitors who want to do camping on their safari in the national park. 

Single rooms which is comprised of one twin bed, living room , sitting area, fire place, free Wi-Fi, free bottled water, room service, private bathroom and allows one adult person.

Deluxe double rooms comprised of 1 double bed, allows a maximum of two people and one child, facilities like living room, sitting area, free Wi-Fi, fire place

Twin rooms comprised of 2 twin beds, living room, sitting area, free Wi-Fi, fire place and allow a maximum of two adults and 1 child.

Triple rooms which are comprised of 3 twin beds, living room, sitting area, fire place, free Wi-Fi, free bottled water and allow a maximum number of 3 adults and 2 children.

Family rooms which is comprised of 1 double bed and 2 twin beds, living room, sitting area, private bathroom, shower, room service, free Wi-Fi, fire place and allow a maximum number of 4 adults and 3 children. 

The lodge also offers services or amenities like free English breakfast which is can be available on daily basis at 5:30am to 10:00am, restaurant which serves a la carte, buffet, well stocked bar, coffee shop, coffee/tea which is available in common areas, beautiful gardens with fresh air.

Yebo safari camp

Yebo safari camp is a budget lodge located in the southern sector of Murchison falls national park, just a few kilometers from Mubako gate. The camp has Bandas and huts which are built with natural and local materials designed in traditional African style. The huts and Bandas are scattered around the savannah and camping area with tents for the visitors who want to do camping. Yebo safari lodge offers services such as Restaurant and bar, free performance every evening by Mubako community and shared bathroom and toilets.

Budget Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park
Yebo safari camp

Uganda Wildlife Authority campsite

This campsite is under the management of Uganda Wildlife Authority, a government organization that is responsible for conservation of wildlife in national parks in Uganda. The UWA campsite is situated in the southern sector within the park at the top of Murchison falls and offers great views of the park, wildlife, bird species, River Nile, roars of the waterfall among others. The camp site has affordable budget accommodations such as 2 standard Bandas, self-contained Bandas, Camping ground for visitors who want to do camping. The lodge also offers amenities like campfire which is set up every evening, shared bathrooms and toilets, canteen among others.

Goe lodge shoebill campsite

The lodge is located at the edge of the park in the southern sector overlooking River Nile and close to Nile Safari Lodge. Goe lodge shoebill campsite is a budget lodge which offers spectacular views of River Nile, vegetation types, animals like hippos, elephants among others. The lodge has a camping area where visitors who want to participate in camping provide their own tents, cooking equipment’s and visitors who do not want to cook while at the camp can eat at the nearby luxury lodge Nile Safari Lodge. Geo lodge shoebill campsite offers amenities like seating area, campfire, park ranger who offers security to the visitors, access to the swimming pool for Nile Safari Lodge among others and offers activities such as game drive in the park, bird walk, village walk to the nearby Mubako community, boat ride and cultural performance from Mubako community is also one of the Budget Accommodation in Murchison Falls.

Boomu Women’s Group Bandas

Boomu women’s group Bandas are located on the southern border of the national park near Kichumbanyobo gate. This lodge offers single, double and twin Bandas which are grass thatched and also built in traditional African style using local materials and each Banda is surrounded with gardens. The lodge also offers camping ground for camping and amenities like restaurant which offers local and international dishes, campfire, laundry services, shared bathrooms, showers which offer hot and cold water, craft shop, gardens for relaxation among others which make the lodge a great destination for visitors who wish to spend a night or two in Murchison falls national park.   

Global Village Guest House

Global village guest house is another budget lodge situated in Pakwach near the national park and offers well-furnished single, double, twin and family bedrooms with comfortable beds, laundry services, private bathrooms among others. The lodge also offers amenities like a well-stocked bar and restaurant which serves breakfast and three course meals, gardens for relaxation, listening to beautiful sounds of the birds and enjoying the cool breeze.

Budongo Eco Lodge 

Budongo eco lodge is a budget lodge located in the southern sector at the Centre of Budongo forest. The lodge offers accommodation facilities such as

5 Eco Cabins which are comprised of twin and double beds, sitting area, private bathroom, veranda and well maintained walking path.

4 mixed dormitory rooms for large groups of visitors each with 2 double-deckers and shared wash rooms and toilets with cold and hot water. 

Lodge facilities and amenities

  • Restaurant which serves traditional and international meals
  • Visitors Centre which displays different animal skeletons, snares and fossils of animals that were found in the forest, soft couches where visitors can relax and read a book and information about Budongo forest.
  • Craft shop which sells handmade crafts like necklaces, baskets, guidebooks, postcards made by local women using local materials.
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas 
  • Launch area to chill and relax as you enjoy the cool breeze     

How to get to Murchison and its Budget Accommodation in Murchison Falls

Murchison falls national park in Uganda can be accessed by means of either road or air transport. Visitors travelling to the park you can either use the northern or the southern gates to enter the park.

Road transport: When travelling to the national park you will drive in a private car, public or self-drive from Kampala via Masindi and then to the park which takes about 4 to 5 hours’ drive.

Air transport: Visitors can access Murchison Falls national park by air.  You can book domestic flights from either Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Pakuba airfield, Chobe airfield in the northern sector or Bugungu airfield in the southern sector and the flight takes about one hour.

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