Parkside Safari Lodge is the ultimate budget safari lodge on the outskirt of the famous Murchison Falls National Park which is a minute’s drive from the park. The lodge offers breathtaking views of the Albert Nile and due to its convenient location, it’s an ideal place to do nature walks where you can spot various beautiful water birds waking you up in the morning while singing sweet melodies.
Wild animals are also often viewed along lake shores quenching thirst, they offer single cottages, and double and family cottages designed with a private verandah and far from each other good for those who would love privacy.
The lodge is built in an African traditional style to offer visitors a sense of being in the African jungle.
They have a nice restaurant that serves mouthwatering meals and have a well-stocked shop with several drinks to choose from.
Each cottage at the lodge has got a bike outside where you can enjoy your free time riding around the main lodge area.
Parkside safari Lodge features comfortable rooms ranging from single-bed cottages, double-bed cottages, family cottages, and self-contained rooms with en-suite bathrooms and flushing toilets.
Facilities and Amenities at Parkside Safari Lodge
Free Wi-Fi and free parking
Well trained staff
Activities Offered at Parkside Safari Lodge;
Game drives; This is the most done activity in Murchison Falls National Park by the tourists who visit the park and is best done in the northern sector in the early morning hours when big cats haven’t returned to their hideouts and the best time to see a bucket of animal species. Animals to explore include; herds of elephants and buffaloes, Oribis, Jackson hartebeest, giraffes, leopards, spotted hyenas, lions, warthogs, and kobs among others.
On a game drive, we recommend you use a 4×4 wheel vehicle with an armed ranger guide.
Well, Uganda is one of the top birding destinations in the world for bird enthusiasts and the country hosts over 1095 bird species. However, Murchison Falls National Park is home to over 450 species of birds which can be viewed throughout the year. Though migratory birds can only be seen in November and April the best time for birding.
Community cultural visits
Uganda has got several different tribes ‘’52’’ and each with different cultural values. Murchison Falls National Park is also an ideal place for cultural tours surrounded by three tribes where tourists can visit and be able to encounter the African unique culture and learn many things as well as participate in day-to-day daily activities. Such as cultural dances which are often performed by different dance groups with crafts materials.
On your visit to Murchison Falls National Park, you can go for a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile while on the boat cruise expect to cruise near to hippo pool and be able to view a school of hippos and water birds. Continue to cruise to the devil cauldron that gives a gainful view of its impression, take photography among others.
Guided nature walk
The guided nature walk is an impressive activity for bird lovers and in Murchison Falls National Park nature walk can be done in Budongo forest through interesting trails into a home of mahogany trees. Along the nature walk life experience, expect to sightsee a variety of beautiful bird species including; crowned eagle, Grey-headed sunbird,chocolate-backed kingfisher, Brown twin spot, Blue-breasted kingfisher, African dwarf kingfisher, Ituri batis, Lemon-bellied crombec, Little green sunbird, Brown twin spot, Cassin’s spine tail, crested guinea fowl, White–spotted fluff tail, Yellow-crested woodpecker, Yellow-footed flycatcher, Sabine’s spine tail and primates species like colobus monkeys among others.
Chimpanzee trekking –Budongo Forest
This is an incredible activity done in the Budongo forest of Murchison Falls National park. the activity starts early in the morning with a briefing about chimp rules and regulations. Then after, the ranger guide will group you into a group of six and will lead you in search of them in their natural habitat. Chimp trekking can take about 30 to 5 hours, once they are allocated one hour is given to you to spend with them learning how they feed, play, hunt, and behave as well as having memorable photography.
Murchison Falls National Park is located in the northwestern region of Ugandan, which can be accessed both by air and by road.
From Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park takes a 4 to 5 hours’ drive
Alternatively, you can fly by a domestic flight ‘’Bar Aviation and Aero link Uganda’’ from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airstrip to Pakuba Airstrip landing hour is 1:20 hours.