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Office Hours for Christmas 2015

Posted by in News | December 23, 2015

Hello!  Our reservations office will be closed during the festive holiday on the 25/26/31 December 2015 and 1st  January 2016.  To avoid any last minute disappointment please email through your accommodation enquiries outside of those dates (though we are fully booked on the 25/26/27 December.) Thank you and wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Solar hot water!

Posted by in News | November 19, 2015

In all the thatched en-suite cottages and thatched en-suite safari tents we now have solar hot water.  This means the showers are hot, and with great pressure too!

Disclaimer – of course when it’s rainy season the occasional cloud cover can disrupt the temperature, but the showers are never too cold…phew!

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Yoga on the Nile during April, May and June 2015

Posted by in News | April 17, 2015

We are thrilled to be sharing the news that yoga instructor Leyla Ahmet is joining us at MRL over the next few months and offering yoga classes as well as massage, shiatsu and reiki treatments.

So in between game drives, lazy afternoons at the pool, or early morning sunrises come and get bendy! But if bendy’s not your thing, then simply switch off and enjoy a relaxing treatment in a beautiful location on the Nile.

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Prices are as follows:
Shiatsu, massage, reiki, private yoga $50 per person
For MRL guests the group 1 hour yoga classes are $15pp and $20pp for visitors

Time your stay with us to coincide with her visits:
28th April arrive – 5th May depart
28th May arrive – 1st June depart
24th June arrive – 28th June depart

For any further details please contact Leyla via leyla.ahmet@googlemail.com

 

Easter Game Drive!

Posted by in News | April 16, 2015

A successful game drive over the Easter holidays – photos taken by guest, Nicola Walker, who was staying at the lodge with her family.  For more images from their safari have a look at our facebook page!

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A leopard watching them from tree

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March 2015 – 3 nights for the price of 2

Posted by in News | March 03, 2015

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Swimming Pool Open!

Posted by in News | February 20, 2015

Exactly one month ago our swimming pool had to be completely replaced. Two weeks ago the new floor was in and the walls were being constructed. As of today the shade frame still needs to be repositioned, but the pool itself is ready for guests to enjoy!

*please take a look at our Facebook page for photos www.facebook.com/murchisonriverlodge

Swimming Pool update

Posted by in News | January 15, 2015

Dear all, the new year brings with it a new update on our pool.

Unfortunately the pool developed several major cracks over the festive holiday and has been loosing between 3-4000 litres per day. We are unable to maintain this amount of water loss whilst keeping the toilets flushing, showers running and kitchen sinks filled – so rather than repairing it again the pool is to be rebuilt.

The contractors start tomorrow and will take approximately 6 weeks to complete the job. We apologise for any disruption this may cause, but in the meantime we’ve got a inflatable plunge pool next to the pool lounge (with free wifi) for you to cool off in (the kids love it too)!

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Where are you on the 24th & 25th December 2014?

Posted by in News | December 20, 2014

Still wondering what to do for Christmas?

We’ve got 3 twin share thatched safari tents still available on the 24th and 25th December 2014.  The cost is US$100 per person per night full board.

Go on, treat yourselves, come and celebrate Christmas 2014 with us on the Nile!

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There’s no Ebola in Uganda!!

Posted by in News | December 17, 2014

The below message was created by the lodge staff at MRL.

We look forward to having you stay with us very soon!

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UWA vehicle ferry update for November 2014

Posted by in News | November 05, 2014

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
Today we have been notified by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) that the Paraa vehicle ferry will be out of action from the 24th – 30th November 2014 (instead of 10th – 16th) for repair work. We are currently notifying guests and tour operators who are staying with us during that time advising of alternative options for game drives on the north bank.

For the head’s up; we recommend game driving in through the northern section of the park via the Wankwar gate, leaving your vehicle at Paraa and taking a boat taxi operated by Wild Frontiers along the Nile right to our door step on the south bank. The next day the boat taxi can take you back to your vehicle for any game drives/exiting of the park.

To arrange the boat taxi please contact WF on the number below and for any other details about the vehicle ferry please call the UWA as per below.

Wild Frontiers Boats 0773897275
UWA Murchison enquiry line 0392881348
MRL office line 0714000085