NILE SAFARI LODGE MAKES IT INTO THE 1.000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE
If it had to be any closer to the River Nile, it would have to be in it I wrote many years ago following a visit to the then Nile Safari Camp, now the Nile Safari Lodge, the first to be established by what has become GeoLodges Uganda, a privately owned safari and lodge company associated with the Alam Group of Companies.
Located just outside the boundaries of the Murchisons Falls National Park, the lodge has a faithful following of many local visitors from Kampala and the wider East African region but is also booked by safari companies for tourists, whose excited shouts of awesome and wow look at that view are a hallmark feature.
With only 10 cottages and tents the lodge is small enough to provide their unique individual service and care and yet big enough to cater for smaller groups of likeminded people, wanting to get away from the bigger crowds at the larger lodges inside the park.
The second edition of 1.000 places to see before you die, a New York Times listed bestselling book, has now included the Nile Safari Lodge and had this to say about it: At the ten-room Nile Safari Lodge, riverside chalets and tents incorporate natural, local materials and blend seamlessly with the surrounding papyrus forest. Keep an eye out for the distinctive looking shoebill, a very rare cousin of storks and pelicans, with its almost cartoonishly large beak Uganda is one of the few places where they can be spotted [from the Nile Safari
Honour and recognition where it is due, and here clearly it is, especially considering that this is the #VisitUganda2012 Year according to another leading travel publication, the Lonely Planted Guide.
Well done to Zahid Alam, Emily Wissanji and their dedicated team on the ground. For more information, also about the RainForestLodge, the Jacana Safari Lodge and the upcoming Equator Snow Mountain Lodge, visit their website via www.geolodgesafrica.com