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Murchison Lodge | Hornbill Bush Lodge


Murchison Lodge


For Murchison accommodation, Hornbill Bush Lodge is an affordable hotel option. We offer tasty meals in our restaurant with views of the mighty River Nile & then you can rest in our spacious cottages spread out in a bush style garden.

Hornbill Bush Lodge is your ultimate gateway for wildlife and nature adventures in Murchison Falls National Park. This Murchison lodge is immersed in pristine natural beauty, facing the papyrus on the banks of the great River Nile. The ambiance brings a bit of “rough safari style” setting you in the mood for adventures in the park.

Murchison Lodge


  • Charging in room
  • Self-contained
  • Warm Shower
  • Private veranda
  • Mosquito net

At Hornbill Bush Lodge we offer comfort in our spacious rooms. Our cottages are spread out in our bush style garden to give you that close to nature experience. It regularly happens that we have animals from the close by park visiting. Imagine sitting on your private veranda looking at elephants and in the evening hearing noises from hippos!

Each room is set up with comfortable beds that can be set as single, double, twin or triple depending on your preference. Attached to each bed is a mosquito net to keep you safe from bites. All our rooms are self-contained with warm water showers and there are charging possibilities in the room.

For more info & pictures: Our cottages



At a budget price we offer you the chance to dine with views of the mighty River Nile! In our elevated restaurant you get a panoramic view of the river. An extra plus is that you can catch both the sunrise and sunset from our restaurant.

As with all of Woodland Lodges lodges Hornbill Bush Lodge offers food with a local touch when possible. It can be green cooked in local style, tamarind juice to welcome you, tasting fried cassava for breakfast or if you wish a full Uganda style meal. The food is a big part of a countries culture and we wish to help you get to know more of Uganda.

Your meal can be set up in our restaurant or if you wish as a bush dinner/breakfast in our bush style garden. Note that we are also happy to pack your breakfast or lunch to take along for your adventures in the park.

For more info & pictures: Our Murchison Restaurant



Hornbill Bush Lodge is your best choice for a budget friendly Murchison lodge. We have a rate plan with half board and full board options that make sure you get the most out of your money. To give you an idea we offer a double room on full board (i.e. with breakfast, lunch and dinner included) at only 120 us dollar.

Click below to see our rates.

What our visitors say about our Murchison Lodge:


”Bush vibe, comfort and style – very very nice – A small and very comfortable lodge, just outside the Northern entrance to Murchison Falls National Park. I found my room very comfortable, with many small details thoughtfully well designed – reading light, bathroom fixtures etc. An excellent shower with plenty of pressure and lots of hot water – not something I take for granted, even at high-end lodges!

The owner is a keen birder (as am I) and the grounds have a pleasing bushy feel to them and plenty of shady trees – good for birds as well as pleasing to the eye. The kitchen staff were happy to modify the menu to my request – I enjoyed my meals very much.

Last but not least the rooms and public areas are very nicely decorated with African artwork and some creative use of local materials – adding to the pleasant experience of staying here.

I’m trying to think of any negatives but nothing really comes to mind..”

David, TripAdvisor


“Authentic cozy bush lodge – Lovely, friendly lodge. The staff were absolutely wonderful. Food was simple but tasty and filling. One evening we were sat on the veranda for a lovely outdoor meal. The thatched roof cottages were clean, cozy and secure. Staff escort you to and from the cottages at night because there is risk of wild animals roaming the grounds which ads to the excitement of being on safari! Would highly recommend for budget travellers. We visited a few of the luxury hotels and agreed we liked the personable, smaller scale budget lodges we stayed in as they provided a more authentic feel. Great place!

Xploretheplanet, TripAdvisor


“Wonderful lodge right on the Albert Nile: We stayed at the Hornbill Bush lodge for a weekend whilst visiting Murchison. The staff here could not have been nicer. The rooms are clean, nicely decorated and functional. The food is also very good quality. They even packed us a nice lunch for our safari. The location is great….right on the edge of the Albert Nile wetland..great for a sundowner. If you are after good quality at a fair price….you can’t do much better. We will be back.”

Pods Mac, TripAdvisor

Murchison Falls Lodge
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Murchison Falls National Park is the largest National Park in Uganda and it is the Giraffe paradise of Uganda. The park gets its name after the Murchison Falls that are within it. Here the Nile is pushed through a 7 m gap down a 43 m fall. A visit to the top of the falls is an impressive experience, where you hear, see and feel the power of the water.


The top activity in Murchison Falls National Park is game-drives on the savannah to search for lion, leopard, hyenas, giraffes, elephants and more. While driving along the game-drive tracks you are also likely to see interesting animals like the Abessinian Ground Hornbill. Another highlight to a visit in Murchison Falls National Park is the boat-cruise on the mighty river Nile all the way up to the bottom of the falls. During the boat-cruise you can expect to see hippos, crocodiles and buffaloes enjoying the water. As mentioned above it is well worth a visit to go to the top of the falls to experience the power of the water.

Hornbill Bush Lodge is located just a 5 min drive from Tangi gate to Murchison Falls NP, so the perfect Murchison accommodation option for exploring the park.

Read more: Murchison Falls National Park

SAFARIS with Murchison Falls National Park

We are happy to arrange for your activates in Murchison Falls NP. Buy a full safari package or hire a car for game-drives. Murchison Falls National Park is a popular destination for short safaris in Uganda as it offers you great game-viewing opportunities. It is possible to do a 2-day safari to Murchison Falls National Park from Kampala, but to get the most out of your journey we would recommend a 3-days safari. If you include a stop at Ziwa rhino sanctuary along the way you get the chance to tick off all the “Big 5” (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino).

Murchison Falls National Park also fits well in to itineraries for longer safaris in Uganda. An itinerary outline can have it at the start of a safari heading southwards, to start off with some great wildlife viewing moments. For the ones wishing to journey to farthest north and see Kidepo it offers a nice break to the journey with interesting activities.


Itinerary suggestions: Murchison Falls safaris

Woodland Lodges

Hornbill Bush Lodge is part of the lodge chain Woodland Lodges, which offers affordable Uganda lodges in close to nature locations. With us you can trust that you get friendly service and safari feeling at budget friendly price.

Besides our Murchison Lodge Hornbill Bush Lodge we have lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park and by Entebbe. In the Kyambura area of Queen Elizabeth National Park we have the cosy Pumba Safari Cottages with amazing views out over the savannah. By the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park we have Topi Lodge. This is a stylish safari lodge close to the wild. Our latest addition to the lodge chain is Tilapia Lodge, which is a safari lodge just across the bay from Entebbe. There visitors get the chance to stay close to nature from day one of their safari.

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Location: Hornbill Bush Lodge is located by Murchisons Fall NP, West Nile, a 5 min drive from Tangi Gate.

Phone/WhatsApp: +256 702 747 758


Office Location: Mamaland Safaris, Lulongo, Buwaya – Across the bay from Entebbe (See Map)

Postal Address: P.O. Box 28645 Kampala, Uganda

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