As the Nile wends its way from Lake Victoria through Uganda, it plunges 43 metres into a gorge, forming the Murchison Falls. Nile Safari Lodge lies just downriver from this spectacle, as well as the largest national park in the country. From this wild vantage point, you’re treated to shimmering overwater sunsets and impromptu sightings of African animals, including the odd herd of splashing elephants.
Between the safari thrills, this eco-retreat keeps you connected to nature while wrapping you up in modern luxuries. It was voted Uganda’s most sustainable hotel at the International Hotel Awards (2020), so you can rest assured that the environmental impact of your stay is kept to a minimum.
Nile Safari Lodge was also voted Africa’s best small hotel, and it’s easy to see why. Accommodation comprises a selection of attractive en-suite bandas – traditional stand-alone huts. Each of these spacious units has an eye-catching profile, thanks to the floor-to-sky sweep of their thatched roofs. The interior – decked out in rich wood – is your quintessential safari-lodge look, while luxe finishes, elegant furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows elevate your stay. All bandas boast a private viewing deck, allowing you to gaze out on the picturesque riverine setting; an idyllic beginning or end to a day of adventure.
In addition to the bandas, the lodge’s main building features a comfortable open-air lounge area complete with crackling fire. There is a bar, restaurant and tea terrace, while the curved, 24-metre infinity pool makes it seem as if you could swim straight out into the Nile.