About Fort Murchison Lodge
Set on the Eastern banks of the slow flowing Albert Nile, Fort Murchison revokes the idea of a well maintained isolated outpost from times where Arab traders frequented the African hinterlands and legendary explorers led expeditions in search of the source of the Nile. Built in the right spot and inspired by the historical background, Fort Murchison is unlike any other in Uganda. The massive tower, the earth colored walls, the touch of Swahili style… will impress you from your arrival up to your departure!
Fort Murchison offers a variety of comfortable accommodations to suit budgets from the mid to lower market, Be it in our beautiful rooms or our comfortable thatched tents a great value for money is guaranteed.
Fort Murchison is situated in the former Aswa Lolim Game reserve, just outside the northern park boundaries of Murchison Falls National Park. It is set in a beautiful surrounding and looks out on the majestic Albert Nile.
Fort Murchison consists of 12 en-suite units comprising of a spacious bedroom with comfortable beds, bathrooms with countersunk basins and showers with plenty hot water from solar heaters. All rooms boast a writing desk and a private balcony with its own sofa. The atmosphere is a mix of African luxury with a touch of Swahili style
Aside from the main accommodation, Fort Murchison offers non-self-contained tents. These are comfortably furnished with 2 single beds with mosquito nets, a bedside table and a power outlet for charging your electrical equipment. All tents are placed under a grass thatched roof which creates your private terrace and provides some welcome shade. The tents share a communal ablution block with showers and flushing toilets. No need to worry about linen as all bedding and towels are provided.
Restaurant & Bar
Our rooftop terrace is the perfect spot for your sundowner drink. After enjoying the breathtaking views of the Albert Nile, guests descend towards our restaurant where a fine 4-course diner awaits you.
Our restaurant décor has a Swahili touch and is decorated with picture and drawings from the first explorers’ adventures.
We are proud to only serve you the best. We bake our own bread and as fresh supplies are hard to find in the area, we bring most of our goods from Kampala. We have started our own vegetable garden and have planted plenty of fruit trees going from citrus, mango and pawpaw to jackfruit, passion and avocado trees.
Although we have several solar fridges and freezers we have a limited stock and therefore do not work a la carte but have a fixed menu instead. We kindly ask you to let us know in time if you have any dietary requirement so that we can cater for your request.
Our breakfast, lunch and dinner have flexible times. We will adapt us to your time schedule, Nothing too early; Nothing too late!
What’s better after a safari than cooling down at a pool with one of the best views of Uganda?
Even the toddlers are thought of with their baby pool which has the right depth and shade cloth covering for sun protection. Our thatched pool lounge is open from dusk till dawn and offers a variety of drinks. Sun beds are placed around the pool for the sun seekers while umbrellas provide shade for the unneeded.