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Campsites in Murchison Falls National Park

The term campsite is defined as a suitable place provided for people who are on temporary holiday for camping. Then camping is act of living in tents in an area where you can enjoy an outdoor recreational activity, could be in protected national parks or Islands. Fact, Murchison Falls National Park is a renowned as one of the most visited Uganda national park ,located in northwestern Uganda region ,approximately 4 to 5 hours’ drive from Kampala to final destination .You can choose to access the park by domestic flight Aerolink Uganda from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airstrip within 1:15 hours land to Pakuba ,Chobe Airstrip .More so ,the park ranks as Uganda’s largest and oldest game park ,covering an area of about 3893 square kilometers that inhabits a wide range of wildlife species .Due to its huge size ,it also covers Murchison Falls Conservation Area ‘’MFCA” ,Bugungu and Karuma Falls Wildlife Reserves.

Below are quiet number of unique campsite safari accommodation found Murchison Falls National Park as explained;

Red Chill Rest Camp and Campsites in Murchison falls National Park

The Red Chill rest camp is a perfect place to chill in while on safari to Murchison Falls National park, located in the heart of the park near Paraa, just 500 meter away from the main point where boat depart for delta trips. Its location offers spectacular view of animals like hippo, warthogs, elephants, buffaloes among others.

More so, the camp offer low Mid-budget accommodation with well-furnished safari tents and bandas. Red Chill Rest Camp comprises of amazing amenities with public or private bathroom and other camping facilities like modern showers, toilets, cooking area and security lighting.

The camp also offers spacious restaurant with an open thatched roof with rewarding views out towards the Nile. The restaurant serves an a la carte breakfast and lunch menu on daily basis to visitors.

They offer evening camp fire where guests sit with other visitors as you enjoy a drink while jazzing about along day activities. They offer spacious modern toilets and showers with provision for disabled tourists. They have comfortable en-suite bandas that are connected with solar hot water system, power point and fans. They also offer well maintained family bandas. They have power supply that is connected by generator from 7am till 9am and 11am till 2pm.Then from 5pm till 10pm daily. They also have an inverter with battery back up to ensures light outside around the area. They organize scheduled trips from Kampala on a daily run.

Note; On visit to Red Chill, you can decide to carry your own tent which you can pitch in the bush and be able to enjoy a truly memorable experience.

Accommodation Options At Red Chill Rest Camp

Red chill boasts with several comfortable and safe well occupied tents such as; Camping, Basic Twin Safari Tent, Twin Basic Banda, Triple en suite Bandas, Family en suite Banda, Superior Self Contained Banda.


It is also very easy to do camping at the Red Chill Rest Camp, on visit where you can pitch your own tent in the bush and be able to enjoy remarkable safari adventure in the amidst of the jungle.

Basic Twin Safari Tent

These tents are quite comfortable designed with clean linen beds and unique bathrooms which are located in ablution buildings around the camp.

Basic Twin Banda

These are nice bandas offering two comfortable single beds with linen, mosquito nets, electric fan during generator hours and protective light. They feature with unique bathrooms that lies in ablution building around the camp.

Twin or triple en-suite Bandas

This Twin and triple en-suite bandas offers a standard double and single bed with clean linen, towels, mosquitoes nets and electricity power connected by generator, sockets and solar hot water.

Family en suite Banda

These bandas offers perfect family bandas with two comfortable bedrooms, sitting rooms and veranda accommodating 4 people and more than the number. The bandas also offers one standard double and three single beds with linen, mosquito nets, towel, electric fan, lights and sockets and solar hot water.

Super self-contained Bandas

They are secluded Eco-Bandas with fantastic large family room that shelters a number of two people. Two bandas offering one thrilling double bed and 1 single bed and bunk beds. Other bandas have a double bed, single bed and bunk beds. However, each bandas offers beautiful linen, mosquito nets, solar tans, light, USB sockets and solar hot water.

Activities to do while at Red Chill Rent Camp includes; Night game drive, Boat cruise, Bird watching, Game drive, Chimpanzee tracking, White water rafting, Community tours, Guided Nature walk among.

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp

The Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is located just 6 kilometers away from Murchison Falls National Park –Tangi gate in the north western Uganda regions and runs by two friendly and Italian services. Bwana Tembo Safari Camp consists of 6 well maintained self-contained cottages and 4 self-contained safari tents offering rewardable view of the Albert Nile, endless plains of the park and also outstanding amenities. This camp is also well known for its marvelous Italian mouthwatering dishes that live guest taste more in want.

Bwana tembo safari camp is a Mid-range campsites comprised of bandas and exclusive tents which were built on raised platforms offering spectacular view of beautiful nature. All rooms are self-contained with amazing en-suite facilities, fully furnished with a tapestry of Italian unique designs. The camp also offers car hire with skilled driver-guide as well as airport shuttle are available at an added rate.

They offer spacious restaurant with skilled chefs who can prepare classic local and Italian dishes. Other amenities include; Fully stocked shop contains lots of drinks from soft and hard. Drinks offered for all ages, offers a 24-hour front desk, beautiful garden, free Wi-Fi, Rooms are featured with hot water and shower as well as private verandas.

Activities to do at Bwana Tembo Safari Camp includes;

They include; Game drive in an open savannah of Murchison Falls National Park, boat cruise on the Victoria Nile, sport fishing, birding among others.

Shoebill Campsite in Murchison Falls National Park

The shoebill campsite is a unique budget lodge found at the rim of Murchison Falls National Park Uganda’s largest and oldest game park that harbors diversity of wildlife species over 76 mammals ,450 bird species among others. The campsite is endowed with a beautiful natural ground overlooking the mighty Nile River. More so, Shoe bill campsite offers low budget accommodation with thrilling garden for tenting.

Travelers are advised to carry their own tents for camping and you can hire skilled self-catered services for food. There is a perfect restaurant located just three-minute drive from the main lodge where you can go for your nice meals and breakfasts, if you don’t want to hire any cook.

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Shoebill campsite sounds as one of the excellent place to stay in while on safari to Murchison Falls National Park, however it offers breathtaking views of the Nile River and cool relaxation in the evenings to the tourists after long game drives, has you enjoy the stunning brightening African star as well as listening to the roars of hippos along the banks of the river. In the morning tourist wakes up in the chattering of birds with their amazing melodies thus giving you a privileged wilderness experience.

 This campsite offers   excellent camping grounds that suits with single self-contained rooms and double self-contained rooms. Other amenities offer at Shoebill campsites; Awesome campfire place, comfortable seating area, 24 hours’ ranger, nice restaurant that serves delicious food as well as offering gainful view of might Nile River.

Activities to do at Shoe Bill Campsite in Murchison Fall National Park

Activities offered includes; Community tour which can be done to nearby villages of Mubako with the help of a local guide, Nile River cruise, visit to the top of the falls, Fishing, Boat Cruise on the Victoria Nile, Game drive, Cultural encounter, Great view of Murchison Falls among others. All these can be make your stay at shoe bill campsite unforgettable experience.

Boomu Women’s Campsite ( Campsite outside Murchison Falls National Park)

Boomu Women’s Campsite is a unique an African natural accommodation facility that was designed for visitors visiting to Murchison Falls National Park. The campsite lies about 500 meter before the park gate route that leads to Kaniyo Pabidi. More so, this an African village campsite is owned and managed by a group of local women. The accommodation rooms are a traditionally design with grass thatch that makes them look in unique architecture. Boomu Women’s Campsite consists remarkable campsites where you can pitch your own tent on Uganda Wildlife Safaris to Murchison Falls National parks. It also owns good traditional bandas designed with double bed and shared bathrooms

This campsite is managed by Boom Women Sacco, offering excellent services that attracts visitor’s stay; Delicious meals, traditional but, handcrafts sales and village experience tours.

More so, Boomu sits in perfect village setting that rewards various nature, birds species, unique tree, traditional hut thus making visitors feel at home. Boomu Women campsite offers convenient location for travelers who prefer doing Budongo Chimpanzee tracking in the morning. However, the campsite is the most booked budget lodge in the area.

Things offered by Boomu Women’s Campsite;

Cooking tour

Village tour –Be able to meet up the local people in their home and listen to their amazing life story of life enjoyments.

Craft workshop –Learn how to weave a basket with hands.

Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park

Boat cruise on the might Nile River

Visit to the top of the falls

Visit Chimpanzees in their natural habitats of Budongo forest


Vilakazi Safari Camp

Vilakazi Safari Camp is a magical safari lodge located along Gulu –Arua Road to the left of Bwana Tembo road in the largest Uganda park- Murchison Falls National Park a great destination for unique photography and wildlife adventure. The camp was built to accommodate number of tourists who visits northwestern safari location to experience the diversity of Uganda wildlife landscape and discovering what really makes Murchison Falls National Park unbeaten safari destination. This camp is composed of well-maintained and impressive accommodation tents fully furnished with comfortable amenities; Cabins, Furnished tents, family cottages and Honeymoon cabins. 

The Vilakazi Safari Camp offers an authentic safari experience with welcoming staff and beautiful amenities; Fine dining overlooking the park’s endless plains, swimming pools where you can cool off your game drive heat from, free Wi-Fi, fishing gears and telescope binoculars.

They offer African luxurious safari life style while staying in beautifully crafted and comfortable beds as you enjoy the lively sounds of the African bush. Vilakazi Safari Camp is also famous for combining an incredible safari experience and hospitality and fine dining area where you can sit under stars to the amazing sounds of cracking campfire, enjoying of drinks and tasty local food.

Facilities and Amenities at Vilakazi Safari Camp

Dining area

Massage room

A 24 solar powered for lighting and charging purposes

Hot showers

Mosquitoes nets

Dressing area


Activities offered at the Vilakazi Safari Camp;

Culture and community experience

Game drive

Bush walks

Guided nature walk

Chimpanzee tracking in Kaniyo Pabidi –Budongo forest

 Bird Watching


Uganda Wildlife Campsite

The Uganda Wildlife Campsite lies in the southern sector of great Murchison Falls National Park offering thrilling budget accommodation visitors who visits the park on budget safaris. More so, the campsite is a vibrant place to experience the truly unmatched African Wilderness and gets entangled with whispers of the wild in a set up comfortable tent. The camping grounds are available for tourists who come around with their own camping facilities and pay less. Uganda Wild Campsite is owned by ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority a government body in charge of all Uganda’s National Park.

Uganda wildlife campsite is featured with self-contained bandas and comfortable camping grounds. If you are planning to travel budget in Uganda’s famous Murchison Falls National Park, you can book in with this campsite.

 More so, the campsite has spectacular location that offers the wonderful view of world’s most powerful waterfall ‘’Murchison Falls’’, that sits on top of Murchison Falls. Therefore, it offers remarkable views of the vast national park with of wildlife species around 76 mammal species ,450 bird species, Karuma falls and impressive Nile. In the evening hour camp fire is littered and visitors are free to visit around with other guests and get excited by the stories narrated by the tourist guide thus making your safari stay memorable.

Ge started planning now! A safari to Murchison Falls National park on an authentic Camping Safaris in order to experience the best of Ugandan wildlife while on safari with our trained wildlife guides –get excited with unforgettable safari in the Pearl of Africa –Uganda.

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