The Green Gold of Uganda
We take the night at the Nile Safari Lodge, a luxury solar-powered eco-retreat downstream from Murchison Falls, right on the banks of the river, which here is wide and textured like the skin of an old person’s cheek. It was along this stretch that John Huston filmed one of my favorite films, The African Queen. And the reasons become obvious while taking a boat upstream, along the way passing towers of giraffe, memories of elephant, obstinacies of buffalo, bloats of hippos, and as we approach the bottom of Murchison Falls, basks of crocodiles, hundreds of crocs, just as in the movie.
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Nile Safari’s Solar Farm ☀️🌱 we have a capacity of 50 KW to generate sufficient power throughout the lodge. Our efforts to fully operate on renewable energy sources is our modest contribution to playing our part in adapting to a new world whilst raising the consciousness of all those that visit Nile Safari Lodge in the common belief that change is possible if we collectively join in ensuring a lighter footprint on the Earth🌍🌱
Adungu Live Band
If you chose to stay in one of the lodges in Murchison Falls National Park you will have the pleasure of meeting the musical band and dancers that go by the names of “Mubako Sounds of The River Nile”, they started creating music in 1994 and continue till this day to make the beautiful sounds and dances.
The Adungu is an amazing musical instrument that originated from this part of the country, it is made using cowhide and well-stretched twine which are well-tuned.
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.
The Green House
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.
Snares To Wares Initiative
The Snares to Wares Initiative works with youth (susceptible to going into poaching) and converted poachers to transform the wire from snares into delicate, handcrafted sculptures of the wildlife we see every day within the park from lions to elephants to giraffes. This program is in collaboration with researchers from both the University of Oxford, in the UK, and Makerere University, in Kampala.
Murchison Falls National Park, where we are based, has the highest concentration of illegal wire snares in the world, and this has devastating effects on our much-loved local wildlife. Snare injuries can often lead to individuals dying even if the actual injury is not fatal- simply as they cannot keep up. As an organization, we remove more than 10,000 snares every year, which otherwise may have led to significant wildlife mortality.
Empowering the Local Community
With a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, Nile Safari Lodge has made it a priority to involve the local community in its operations, resulting in an astounding 80% of its staff hailing from the surrounding area.
Our Lodge’s employment strategy is multifaceted, focusing on skill development and capacity building. It offers comprehensive training programs to ensure that staff members possess the necessary expertise and knowledge to deliver exceptional service to our guests. From housekeeping to hospitality management, the Nile Safari Lodge equips its employees with the skills and confidence they need to excel in their roles.