Paraa Safari lodge – Accommodation at Murchison falls
Paraa safari lodge is one amazing accommodation facility that offers its guests a memorable experience while on your safari in Uganda Safari. The lodge is located in Murchison Falls National Park in the northern part of Uganda.
Visitors staying at Paraa safari lodge in Murchison Falls national park can be sure to receive the best during your stay at the accommodation facility. The staff at the lodge work round the clock to ensure that their services surpass the visitor’s expectations.
Paraa safari lodge was established in 1954, in Murchison Falls national park. The lodge is under the management of Marasa Africa, a renowned brand that runs other lodges and hotels in Uganda and Kenya. The lodge is one of the best safari lodges in the northern region of Uganda, and the country at large. This safari lodge over looks one nature’s most valued treasures, the Nile River.
Paraa safari lodge offers its visitors a unique blend of comfort, adventure and relaxation. Each room in this tranquil lodge is well styled with materials, artifacts and décor that blends in with the surrounding environment. Each room has a private bathroom and balcony from which guests can enjoy great views of the national park.
The lodge is the ideal place for visitors who wish to take a break from work and also escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city. The lodge has large, well terraced gardens from which visitors can enjoy evening walks at leisure.
There are a total of 54 rooms available for guests staying in Paraa Safari Lodge. Each guest room has a private balcony and en-suite bathroom. The lodge offers its guests a wide range of accommodation options from a cottage to suites, double, twin and single rooms.
The rooms in Paraa safari lodge feature amenities such as; air conditioning, housekeeping, a safe to keep in your valuables during your stay, an iron, wardrobe, private balcony and room service.
Paraa safari lodge offers its visitors services such a free ample parking, a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi internet, free breakfast, evening entertainment for guests, meeting rooms, a business center, a poolside bar, baggage storage, a gift shop, fax/photocopying, a currency exchange point, a massage parlor, dry cleaning and ironing services, concierge and laundry services as well.
There is also a 24-hour front desk with a receptionist to answer any inquiries and requests from guests staying in the lodge. Lodge also has a shared lounge area where visitors can relax and unwind after a long day of fun-filled adventures.
The facilities offered by Paraa Safari Lodge to its guests include;
A Swimming Pool:
The swimming pool at Paraa safari lodge is large and features a poolside bar. Here, guests can relax and sip cold cocktail drinks while taking in the beautiful views of Murchison falls national park and the magnificent River Nile.
Restaurant and Cuisine:
The Captain’s Table restaurant in Paraa safari lodge is an amazing spot for visitors to sit and enjoy a hearty meal. The restaurant serves both ethnic Uganda delicacies, Caucasian and international dishes. The restaurant is located on the upper floor in one of the Paraa’s former main halls.
Guests staying at the lodge have an option of either dinning inside or outside on the balcony, with stunning views of the Nile. Visitors are treated to a mouthwatering barbecue and entertainment from local dancers every Saturday evening.
Visitors staying at Paraa safari lodge in Murchison falls national park are advised to inform the staff at the restaurant of any special dietary requirements that you may have.
Business Service Center at Paraa Safari Lodge:
Guests staying at the lodge can access the business service center in case you need to work while on vacation. The business service center is always open from 8am to 8pm every day. The business center is a convenient place for business travelers and it also includes 24-hour internet access as well as printing facilities.
There is a gift shop available at the lodge and guests can visit the shop at any time and buy some souvenirs like guidebooks, clothing, crafted animals, and other safari essentials.
Paraa Safari Lodge also offers its guests conference facilities where business meetings and workshops can be held. The conference facilities at the lodge are ideal for cooperate meetings and workshop trainings.
The Explorer’s Bar:
For visitors who like to enjoy a cold cocktail or beer amidst good company, the explorer’s bar is the place to be. The bar is located on the upper floor of the lodge, just next to the restaurant. It has an experienced bar tender on 24-hour stand by.
Activities visitors can engage in while staying at Paraa Safari Lodge include;
Paraa safari lodge offers its guests game drives in Murchison Falls national park. Game drives in the park are a wonderful way for visitors to explore the adverse landscapes in the park as well as the wildlife. During a game drive in the park, visitors can sight wildlife animals such as; elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, buffaloes, antelopes, impala, zebras, Jackson’s hartebeest and oribis among others.
Game drives take visitors through the scenic Buligi area west of Parra to the Delta point, where the Victoria Nile passes through the Northern tip of Lake Albert to become the Albert Nile.
Guests staying at Paraa lodge can opt to do either morning or evening game drives. Morning game drives begin at exactly 7am while evening game drives commence at 4pm, and usually take between 2-3 hours. Visitors staying at the lodge are advised to give prior notice to management at the lodge, who will book for you an UWA ranger guide to accompany you during the game drive and help you easily spot game in the park.
Visitors staying at Paraa lodge can embark on chimpanzee trekking activities. Guests can trek chimpanzees in Kaniyo Pabidi forest, which is located just 56kms from Paraa lodge. Alternatively, visitors can do chimpanzee trekking in Rabongo Forest which is just a 1½ hour drive from the lodge.
Birding activities are available for guests who are bird lovers. Murchison Falls national park is home to over 451 bird species and some species of birds that visitors can sight include; the African Fish Eagle, the White-tailed Lark, the Martial Eagle and the rare Shoebill stork among others.
Hike to Murchison Falls:
Guests who enjoy hiking trips can choose to hike to the top Murchison Falls. The vigorous hiking expedition start immediately after a boat cruise, which leaves guests at the Fajao gorge. The hiking trip will take visitors between 45-60 minutes to get to the Top of the falls.
There is also fishing available for guests who wish to take part in fishing activities while staying at Paraa safari lodge. Fishing activities take place at Murchison falls national park. Visitors who wish to take part in fishing activities should obtain fishing permits from the UWA Park offices located in south Paraa. The lodge has limited fishing gear to rent out to guests, so make sure you book in time or you could probably carry your own fishing equipment.
Others activities that visitors can engage in while staying at Paraa Safari Lodge include; nature walks, boat cruise to the delta, bush breakfast and hot air balloon safaris.
Paraa Safari Lodge is located in the northern part of Uganda in Murchison Falls National Park. Visitors can access the lodge from Pakuba Airfield which is a 45 minute drive to the lodge. Travelers can also hire a chartered flight from Entebbe International Airport to Pakuba Airstrip and then drive to the lodge.
Visitors travelling from Kampala can access the lodge using the Kampala-Masindi Highway which is about a 5½ hour drive to Paraa Safari Lodge. The lodge is situated about 340kms from Entebbe Airport which is about a 6 hour drive.
Paraa Safari Lodge is a home away from home. This lodge is the perfect get away for visitors on a family vacation or a honeymoon. If you are ever in Murchison Falls National Park, do not miss to book your stay at this amazing lodge.