Paraa Safari Lodge, also referred to as “The Jewel of the Nile” is a big reflection of the Hemingway setting of a classic expedition with an outstanding proximity to one of the most powerful falls in the world, the Murchison Falls northwest of Uganda. With the amazing sights of the famous Murchison falls, Paraa Safari Lodge rewards nothing less than extreme relaxation, comfort and the best adventure to any tourist on a luxury safari in Uganda. This lodge is lifted high above Murchison Falls on the northern banks of river Nile, reason why it has long been credited for it’s breathtaking views. About its design and structure, Paraa Safari Lodge is a traditional lodge and was crafted in such a perspective. This Paraa Safari Lodge review presents all the important information, rates, advice. activities and all the reasons why this facility should be your top luxury pick in Murchison Falls National Park.
About Paraa Safari Lodge
Established in 1954, Paraa Safari Lodge is one of the oldest accommodation facilities (safari lodges) in Uganda, owned and run by a continental hospitality company identified as Marasa Africa, a subsidiary of the Madhvani Group. Marasa Africa has been in the hospitality industry for long and has several luxury safari lodges in Uganda and Kenya, though the company is fully based in Uganda. Marasa turns out to be one of the biggest extended private sector employers in the East African region, providing jobs to over 8,000 people along with both direct and indirect support to over 130,000 people in Uganda.
Rooms & Prices
With a collection of 54 rooms and a few suites, Paraa Safari Lodge redefines the true meaning of elegance for various guests. Each of it’s room crafted for style and comfort, all with absolute interior decoration that brings memories of the time of early explorers into reality. Each of Paraa’s rooms has its own private bathroom along with other viral amenities and balconies. In each of it’s suites is a lounge that is perfect for relaxing with some bit of entertainment, fans and AC units for extreme tranquility, not forgetting it’s wide balconies and windows that reward the best sights of the great River Nile. Paraa has standard rooms (single & double and twin rooms), Queen’s Cottages, Suites and Safari Tents.
Apparently, from my personal experience; cottages, suites and safari tents rewards the best experience compared to standard rooms. I know they might be pricey but trust me, the experience is definitely worth it! Or even more than that.
Where is Paraa Safari Lodge located?
Paraa Safari lodge sits on the soils of the biggest national park in Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park in a district called Masindi, North-west of Uganda. This luxury lodge was built in Paraa, a region with the best wildlife viewing experiences with the park and over looks one of the greatest rivers in existence, the River Nile.
Facilities / Amenities
This lodge is accompanied by superb facilities and amenities hence, if you are looking beyond accommodation then Paraa Safari Lodge should be top of your choices of accommodation. Among the exceptional amenities / facilities are it’s beautiful swimming pool that has a poolside bar, the restaurant with delicious cuisines, it’s business center that suits all the requirements of business people / executives, the gift shop that sells traditional crafts and souvenirs, conference facilities for conferences, the explorer’s bar that sits on the upper floor of the lodge right next to the restaurant, 24/7 free unlimited internet access for internet lovers, a superb dining room, several air conditioning units to regulate temperatures and so much more.
Paraa lodge has outstanding amenities that you will clearly see when you book your stay. All these facilities will spice up your stay experience and moments at the lodge.
Safari Activities / What to do
As for wildlife viewers, Paraa Safari Lodge is goldmine for you! This lodge is located in Paraa, an area with the best wildlife viewing encounters in Murchison Falls NP. Other tourism activities to carry out include chimpanzee trekking, hot air ballooning safaris, bush breakfast, boat trip to the delta, visiting Murchison falls, Nature walks, Bird watching, Launch cruises on River Nile and fishing.
Good news is Marasa has it’s own fleet of safari vehicles that are often used for game drives and boats that are used for launch trips hence, it’s not a must you have to go through a Uganda safari company to carry out activities within the park so long as you are staying at the lodge. Searching for Paraa Safari Lodge contact? Book your stay at this outstanding facility today by clicking on the “Book Now” button below.
Kolo’s tip: Endeavor to reserve a room that overlooks the swimming pool area. This area has the best views around the lodge hence, you will feel more relaxed while sitting at your balcony.
What you should know is a stay at Paraa Safari Lodge is no different from fading back to the past times of safaris. So many photographs, maps and historic equipment decorate the walls, tables plus other facilities of the lodge, not forgetting the yummy taste of traditional and foreign cuisines are served up at it’s Captain’s Table Restaurant. You could opt to dine at your respective balcony, float on the lodge’s luxurious swimming pool, relax at the poolside bar or make short walks around it’s gardens only that you can never escape the panoramic views of nature best kept secret, the mighty River Nile. This same river was the core of Katharine Hepburn (an american actress who dominated the Hollywood for over 60 years) and Humphrey Bogart’s (American screen and stage actor) legendary movie, “The African Queen.” that hit movie screens in 1951. Paraa Safari Lodge offers nothing less than an extinct taste of serenity, extreme relaxation and wild adventure.