The Luxury Chobe Safari Lodge on the Nile in Murchison Falls Park

Posted by on November 16, 2019

Chobe Safari Lodge–Murchison Falls Park– 5 Star Luxury in African Bush

The Gem on the River Nile – The Luxury Chobe Safari Lodge – Uganda


 The Luxury Chobe Safari Lodge, a 5-Star resort on the ancient River Nile in Murchison Falls Park, is one of the closest Luxury Wildlife Lodges to Kampala and Entebbe. Chobe Safari Lodge is one of those right lodging choices for a Safari that includes Murchison Falls National Park.

Chobe Safari Lodge was a “Must Visit Destination Lodges” in the 1950s and 1960s that tourists flocked for the wildlife and the fishing in the River Nile. Then came Uganda’s Turbulent Days, including when harsh winds blew across the country during which the lodge abandoned.

Better days came in 1986 under the Leadership of President  Museveni. Eventually, Chobe Safari Lodge rose like a Phoenix from the ashes and once again became a “Gem on the Nile.” The lodge with its one-of-a-kind panoramic views of the Nile accompanied by  the sounds of rushing water that come from the rapids is the setting of your adventure in this undiscovered portion of Murchison Falls National Park.

The Luxury Chobe Safari Lodge with its magnificent and sweeping views, three-tier Infinity Swimming, its Spa, Gym, Restaurant, and Bar,36 elegant guest rooms, 21 luxury tents, four suites, Presidential cottage, and the Florence Baker Family Cottage offers something to most anyone.

 Chobe Safari Lodge became the Lodge of Choice in Uganda for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on a Recording Safari with their daughter, friends, and business associates. 

The Lodge is the choice of Presidents, but more importantly, it wins hands down with kids on a Family Safari. They think Chobe Safari is most “Kid-Friendly Lodge in Uganda.

 Chobe Safari Lodge offers a unique opportunity to sample the wildlife, birds, flora and fauna; all in an area of the park that has yet to be discovered. This area of Murchison Falls National Park is ideal for fishing and will revive this is one of the best Nile Perch Fishing destinations in Africa near Karuma Falls.

The location of the lodge is one of the reasons that we often choose the Lodge of our Clients. From here it is a short drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and a shorter drive-time to Kampala and Entebbe.

We suggest combining a stay at Chobe Safari Lodge with time at Paraaa Safari Lodge, the sister Lodge, which is below Murchison Falls on the Albert Nile, a great combination.

While staying at Chobe Safari Lodge, you never know who you meet, President Museveni might stop by at your table while you have Lunch.


The Luxury Chobe Safari Lodge – More Accommodation Choices

Standard Rooms: The lodge has 30 standard rooms, all located within the main building. The interior  compliments the surroundings and location and yet has that modern touch that takes you back to civilization when you need it most. Each standard room has an en-suite private bathroom with shower, ceiling fan, and private balcony with a magnificent view of the Nile.

Deluxe Rooms: There are six rooms, and they are more spacious than the standard rooms and have added features such as baths as well as showers, a minibar, and climate-controlled air conditioning.

Suites: There are three suites, and they are the right choice for those who wish
to have a little more space. Each suite has an en-suite bathroom and shower, climate-controlled air conditioning, living room with writing desk, and sofas. The suites have the optional of inter-connecting with another room. They also have ceiling fans, private balconies with a magnificent view of the Nile and satellite television.

 The Nile Suite: The Nile Suite is a special place to stay. Spacious and comfortable, this suite has the best
view from the lodge and overlooks the three-tier swimming pool and the Nile below.
The Nile Suite features an en-suite bathroom and shower, ceiling fan, climate-controlled air conditioning, a Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, a private balcony, and satellite television. The Nile suite also boasts a small kitchen, lounge, and dining area.

Standard Tents:  The lodge has eight standard tents located a short walking distance from the main lodge
building. These tents are perfect for those looking to have a more authentic ‘safari.’
Experience. Even so, once inside, the tents are superbly furnished with modern interiors
and linens – still reflecting and creating a mood of being ‘in the wild. You are closer to the
River Nile and have some more intimacy with nature! Each standard tent has an en-suite
bathroom with shower, ceiling fan and a private balcony with a magnificent view of the Nile.

Deluxe Tents: The lodge has seven deluxe tents located a short walking distance from the main lodge building
and offers a little more exclusivity to make your trip an unforgettable one. The interiors are more spacious, and the furnishings are more suited to the ‘luxury safari’ experience. The views from the balconies are unparalleled; watch the mesmerizing sunset over the river in the evening or marvel at the twilight skies. Each deluxe tent has an en-suite bathroom with shower, ceiling fan, private balcony with a magnificent view of the Nile, as well as a
relaxed seating area and desk.

Super Deluxe Tents: There are six Super-Deluxe tents to meet your demands.
Located as close to the River Nile as possible, the sounds of nature and views from these
tents cannot be matched. Hear the intimate noise of the hippos at night and stay in the
most luxurious of all our accommodation.
Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with shower, ceiling fan, private balcony with a
magnificent view of the Nile, as well as a relaxed seating area and desk. Climate-controlled
air conditioning and mini-bar facilities are also available in the room.

The Florence Baker Family Cottage: Named after the wife of early explorer Sir Samuel Baker, this cottage is suitable for families. It has two twin bedrooms and a double master bedroom. The Cottage has two bathrooms
of which one is an en-suite to the master bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped, and the
 spacious open plan dining/lounge area provides ample space for family entertainment
at night or for watching movies on the large television with DVD player.

The Presidential Cottage:  Guests wanting exclusivity and unparalleled privacy can opt for this choice of
accommodation, situated on a private section of the property. There is a twin bedroom,
a double bedroom, and a large living room as well as a kitchen. Both bedrooms have an
en-suite bathroom. There is a guest bathroom in the cottage as well. Relax on the private
verandah, overlooking the lagoon where buffaloes and hippos are wading in the water. This is
an experience to treasure, with the knowledge that no other guest can do the same.
Note: the best accommodation for families are the suites or the Presidential cottage or
Florence Baker cottage.


If you like to use The Gem on the River Nile – The Luxury Chobe Safari Lodge – on Safari with us – please let us know.