Paraa Safari Lodge

Booking Office: 5th Street Industrial Area


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Overview & Features

Established in 1954, Paraa Safari Lodge is in Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge is located in the north west of Uganda over looking one of nature’s best kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert – here it is suddenly channeled into a gorge only six meters wide, and cascades 43 meters below. The earth literally trembles at Murchison Falls – one of the world’s most powerful flows of natural water.

Paraa Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Each of the rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with balcony and private bathroom.

The safari décor of the lodge still reflects the bygone era of early explorers, enshrined with a modern touch. The luxurious pool overlooks the winding River Nile below, which was the setting for the classic Hollywood movie “The African Queen” (starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart). Enjoy a variety of excursions and activities; from exhilarating Safari drives to boat trips along the River Nile, ending at the foot of Murchison Falls. For the more adventurous, one can trek up to the top of the falls and marvel at the views through the mist. A variety of ecosystems and an impressive 451 species of birds awaits you here.

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2 Reviews

  1. Ace222 Kampala says:

    The view is one of the main attractions of this place. We had gone there after 3 years hoping it would be the same experience. However, when we were checking in, it took us almost 25 mins per room and we had about 30 people in our group!! The rooms were ok but not matching the price. The game drive, however was excellent with a good guide.

  2. Patrick 0 says:

    Paraa Safari Lodge is strategically located to the Northern Bank of the River Nile on the edge of flat Savana grassland planes where much of the game drive/viewing takes place. You will not need to wait for the 7:00 Oclock ferry to start a game drive but just wake up and have the luxury of even beginning your game drive as early as 6:00 am. The Lodge itself attracts a large population of the elephants, leopards and ofcourse the common Warthogs. You will be able to view a large number of Hippos coming to graze near the lodge as well in the quite of the dark night. You can even choose to come to this lodge through the Tangi gate that enters from Pakwach bridge. The location is so good that while there you just have to relax and enjoy all your activities without much stress of beating the ferry schedule and meal times of other distant lodges. The staff are very professional as well and caring for their clients. If you love nature walk then this is the perfect place for you stay since the UWA Ranger guides quarters are even located near here and you can easily arrange to have an armed guide come to take you through this activity. However, you must be informed that much of the meal here is Indian foods but with some other dishes as well, so for those who are not funs of Indian dishes may order for snacks that will prepared on order. The lodge has a good swimming pool.

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