About Us

NOVAM:

Nile Safari Lodge is a wholly owned family lodge, started in 2017 with a long-term dream of creating and offering a unique experience to the Pearl of Africa. To share the beauty of the region we grew up in and hold very close to our hearts. Our purpose and drive is to offer experiences and memories that enables our guests to “Escape the ordinary”.

Our lodge is designed to be minimally intrusive, with sweeping views of the surrounding landscapes, as well as total exclusivity. Our furniture and fittings have been carefully selected to blend the boundaries between inside and outside, creating a seamless integration with nature while upholding the comfort, aesthetics and durability. We pay very close attention to every small detail while trying to be one with the environment. As a family we care about the footprints we will leave on this earth and therefore we hold this project close to our hearts to conserve and preserve the natural environment and the beauty that comes along with it.

The Lodge:

The Lodge was constructed using local materials with cultural knowledge of craftsmanship working with wood, grass and stone from the region. Our eucalyptus poles structure is a largely ‘wall-less’ arrangement, with the main building featuring an ornamental ‘diamond grid’ that efficiently stiffens the roof in what is a non-hierarchical structural system. There is no mechanical cooling anywhere throughout the lodge and the entire facility is powered by photo-voltaic panels. Guests are provided with all amenities of a luxury lodge including private fridges and wireless internet throughout, all powered by the sun. Water is pumped from the river, filtered to drinking water quality using a UV filtration system and then heated by the sun for showers and bathtubs.

Architecture: LOCAL WORKS

Local works is a multi-disciplinary design and build collaborative, based in Kampala, Uganda, that specializes in the design and realization of ecological architecture in East Africa. Their approach is rooted in the principles of sustainable architecture, with a focus on site-sensitive, contextual design and socioeconomic, environmental and technological appropriateness. Their design process is rooted in research and development that focuses on the innovative use of local materials, the prototyping and testing of eco-friendly construction techniques and the optimization of appropriate technologies. At Local works they consider buildings to be spatial organisms rather than iconic sculptures, performing many more roles than can be captured by a glossy photograph in a coffee table book. Local works architectural concept for the main building was to avoid a ‘real building’, instead creating a series of grass thatched roofs that ‘float’ above the landscape to provide the lodge’s clients with an exciting ‘bush experience’ through a more direct connection to the surrounding wilderness. The open nature of the design maximizes airflow through the structure in what is generally a hot and humid climate, while at the same time generating a series of unexpected views of the river and park for guests as they move through it.

Contractors: ARS

Ars Construction (U) Ltd is a Construction Company registered in Uganda since September 2012.Born from the experience of the Italian sister company, Ars Aedificandi Spa, they wish to bring to Uganda the same expertise, know-how and quality acquired in Italy over the last 25 years.  As General Contractor, through partnerships with well-established professionals and suppliers, the Company is suit for the execution of any kind of construction projects. Our vision is to set new standards of quality and customer satisfaction in the construction sector in Uganda and East Africa. Their mission is to bring the Italian know-how and expertise in the Ugandan Construction Industry, by introducing new technologies, machineries, high quality materials and skilled manpower.

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Nile Safari Lodge is a World class eco-friendly lodge serving our guests with high quality hospitality and services. By developing our conservation program and respecting the environment around us. We ensure our guests with first hand dedicated attention throught their stay.

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ESCAPE THE ORDINARY

Are you ready for the start of your Ugandan adventure at Nile Safari Lodge? Game viewing is naturally the number 1 activity guests at Nile Safari Lodge enjoy the most.

Each couple will share one of our 8 luxury bandas, each complete with ensuite bathroom, private deck and breath-taking views. At the main area you will find our relaxing lounge with an open fireplace and a large terrace where breakfast and lunch will be served. Just besides the Main area is our salt based infinity swimming pool, big enough for a leisurely swim or a refreshing dip.

Our team

Most of our team members come locally from the communities surrounding Murchison Falls National Park. Traditionally the people around Murchison depended on fishing for their livelihoods, but a number of jobs and development opportunities now come from the lodges and conservancies that attract visitors and tourists from all over the globe.

Sustainability

At Nile Safari Lodge we don’t believe its good enough just to claim we are ‘eco-friendly’. We take being green very seriously. We strive to operate in the most sustainable way, using ‘green’ technology where-ever possible to reduce our footprint. Next to our green ethos, we are dedicated to support conservation and community development.

We actively support conservation projects around our lodges and have initiated several groundbreaking community development projects, in which we will gladly involve our guests.

Solar system

We harness the sun’s energy to generate electricity. Our solar system does it all from lighting the spacious bandas, heating water and pumping water from River Nile. We only operate the generators to boost the system and to operate our washing machines.

Greenhouse

Vegetables are freshest when they come from your own garden. Here we try our hardest to produce herbs and vegetables with no pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

Organic natural swimming pool

Everybody likes to swim in clean, safe and clear water , due to the sustainable approach of the purely Nile Safari Lodge, you’ll bathe in a saltwater pool overlooking River Nile and Murchison Falls national park. Hygienically clean water is ensured by a salt electrolysis plant, which splits the salt into two components: sodium bicarbonate and hypochlorite gas. The latter reacts with microorganisms and bacteria. The great advantage of this system is that afterwards the chlorite gas reacts with the sodium bicarbonate to form salt again – decomposing automatically and in an entirely natural way. Here you can swim in an eco-friendly way, without the annoying chlorine smell – and the salty water leaves a pleasant feeling on your skin.

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