Best Budget accommodations in Murchison falls National Park is one of the oldest and largest national park that is situated in the north western region of Uganda. The park is one of the best top destinations that are considered on a Uganda safari to all travelers that would like to explore the pearl of Africa. It is the Albertine Nile which is the longest river in the world passes through Murchison falls national park and it divides the park into two sectors, the northern sector and the southern sector which can be explored while on a game drive , boat cruise or on a hot air balloon safari with in the Murchison falls.
Each of these sectors offers a wide range of exception activities to all travelers that visit the park on a Uganda wildlife safari. They therefore contribute greatly to offering incredible and impressive unforgettable memories about Murchison fall national park to all every travel who considers the park on Uganda safari.
However there is a high concentration of wildlife activities and attractions in the northern sector compared to southern sector. Wildlife game viewing in Murchison fall national park is best done in the northern sector.
Some of the wildlife animals that traveler expect to view while on a game drive, boat cruise or a hot air balloon safari include, the Nile crocodile on the riverbanks, the hippos, the beautiful elephants, the waterbucks, the bushbucks, Oribis, leopards, lions, the Rothschild giraffes, African buffaloes and on way to karuma falls travelers will have an opportunity to visit the rhino sanctuary among other wildlife animals. The park is a home to the tropical budongo forest that is home to various primate animals as well as bird species such as the chimpanzees, the olive baboons, the red tailed monkeys, white and black colobus monkeys, the grey checked mangabey among others.
There is a wide range of budget accommodations that are situated in the both northern and southern sector of Murchison fall national with very good facilities and excellent service as well the wonderful Ugandan welcoming staff that will enhance your stay as you enjoy your safari to Murchison fall national park.
Some of the budget accommodations include;
Red chili rest camp, this is one of the budget accommodations that is located in the southern sector of river Nile. It offers wonderful views of the Victoria Nile in the southern bank. The accommodation facilities have been designed inform of Bandas as well as safari tent such as twin Bandas, self-contained Bandas, family Bandas which can booked according to need and interest of a traveler.
The restaurant dining at Red Chili Rest Camp serves A’ la-carte breakfast, lunch, dinner with a wide variety of international and local dishes. It has a BBQ area which is a self-catering place as well as the fire camp fire environment/
Heritage safari lodge, it is a budget accommodation that is located in the southern sector of Murchison fall national park. It is a perfect place to enjoy views of the sunrise, hot springs, it has got best spots for the nature walk trails, and its accommodation rooms is out facing river Nile thus offering great views to the Nile river.
The lode has a camping ground for travelers, who prefer camping in the jungle. It is also comprised of single rooms, deluxe rooms, twin rooms, triple rooms and family cottages that will enhance your stay while on Murchison falls safari. The restaurant at heritage safari offers free breakfast, a wide range of international and local cuisines, la-carte menu, buffet services; it has a bar section, coffee shop, beautiful garden with natural fresh air.
Other budget accommodations include; Yebo safari camp has got scattered Bandas and hut near the savannah vegetation, the Uganda wildlife authority campsite which is situated in the southern section of the park and it is owned by the Uganda wildlife authority body. Budongo eco lodge situated in the southern sector of budongo forest reserve among other accommodation facilities.
How to get Murchison fall national park?
Murchison fall national park can be reached road on transport as well as air transport from Kampala city using a 4×4 safari vehicle using either public means or private means from tour operators.
From Kampala to Murchison fall national park, it is about 5-6 hours’ drive including stopover points covering a distance of about 305 km using 4×4 wheel safari vehicle.
There are also chartered planes that operate safaris to Murchison fall national park. From kajjansi airstrip of Entebbe international airport to park, it about one hours flight. Aircrafts can land in several parts of the park depending on where they have booked their accommodation since Murchison has got about 3 airfields such as Chobe airfield that is near Chobe safari lodge, Pakuba airstrip as well as Bugungu airstrip in the southern sector.
Budget accommodation in Murchison falls National Park