Parkside Safari Lodge is situated at the shores of Albert Nile, just 2 kilometers from Tangi gate of Murchison Falls National Park. This makes it the best place to start your wildlife journey at Murchison Falls National Park.
Accommodation at the lodge is provided in single, double, twin and family cottages. All the rooms are executive and well furnished with African style overlooking the scenic Albert Nile; each room has got ensuite bathroom facilities.
Parkside Safari Lodge is one of the budget accommodation facilities in Murchison Falls National Park.
The lodge’s restaurant serves mouth watering meals of local and international cuisine and the staff are very attentive to clients need at anytime. The well stocked bar serves a variety of drinks ranging from sodas, beers, whiskeys, spirits and so much more.
You can relax from an evening campfire after along hectic day and enjoy the scenic African stars as you share your day experience with other travellers. Wi-Fi is available in public areas and the rooms have powered sockets to cater for charging. They offer laundry services, housekeeping, bonfire,
Activities at the Lodge
Wildlife Viewing. Wildlife viewing Uganda safari tours is the primary tourism activity in Murchison Falls National Park. This is done by taking a game drive or using a balloon safari. The common wildlife found at the park include elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, antelopes, Ugandan kob, giraffes, waterbucks, warthogs and so many other. The early morning safari gives you an opportunity to see hippos getting back from hunting and hyenas going back to their dens.
Bird Watching. Murchison Falls National Park is home to 451 species of birds recorded (50 species restricted to the park). Bird enthusiasts should come along with binoculars and spot species such as; giant kingfisher, grey crowned crane, giant heron, the rare shoebill stork, black headed lapwing, black bellied bustard, osprey, yellow fronted tinker bird, weaver birds, yellow billed stork, martial eagle, Senegal thick knee, red winged grey warbler and African jacana among others.
Chimpanzee Trekking. Chimpanzee tracking at Murchison Falls is done at Budongo Forest. Chimpanzees share over 98 percent DNA with humans, making them close relatives. Having an encounter with these endangered great apes should not be missed while in Uganda. The other areas for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda include Kibale Forest National Park, Kalinzu Forest and Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park among the rest.
How to get there
Murchison Falls National Park can be reached within 5 hours drive from Kampala. Scheduled and chattered flights can be taken to Chobe and Pakuba Airstrips within the park from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airfield.
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