About Us

Our Lodge

Tilenga Safari Lodge features 13 elegant guest cottages with pleasant facilities and 2 luxury tents designed to offer sophisticated tranquility. The River Nile and the park are the main focus from an architect’s perspective and so all the cottages and luxury tents have balconies and terraces facing the magnificent sweeping views. Having one’s breath taken away by these delightful views is a guarantee here at Tilenga Safari Lodge.

The Location

Tilenga Safari Lodge is set on the northern park boundaries of Murchison Falls National Park.
It is located in one of the most breathtaking parts of Uganda just 1.7km away from Tangi gate on the main Karuma-Pakwach road.
One has to watch out for its signpost a few kilometers before the Pakwach Bridge to not miss the magnificence of a place that looks out on the majestic Albert Nile.

Hotel Services

We offer a variety of comfortable accommodations to suit budgets from the executive to mid-market;be it in our beautiful cottages or our comfortable thatched tents, rest assured a great value for money is guaranteed.
The choice of accommodation at the lodge varies.

Our Activities


The Nile below Murchison Falls provides exciting challenges to anglers including the chance to land a massive Nile Perch (the record is 108kg). Fishing is restricted to designated sites and places are limited so prior booking is recommended.

Game Drive

Most visitors come to Murchison Falls to go on safari. The park provides home for 76 mammal species, including lion, leopard, elephant, Rothschild’s giraffe, Cape buffalo, hartebeest. Buligi area is the park’s best game viewing spot.

Bird Life

The bird life is simply spectacular. Due to the diversity in habitats, the tick list reaches over 450 species with the shoebill stork remaining a favorite for many.

Hiking & Nature Walks

The vast landscapes and varied scenery of Murchison Falls National Park can be explored on foot. Trails through Kaniyo Pabidi and Rabongo Forests provide sightings of many primates and birds, while walks around the Nile-Lake Albert Delta, offer possible sightings of the Shoebill.

Boat Cruise

An additional boat trip heads downstream to the papyrus delta at the river’s entrance into Lake Albert. This 4-5 hour return voyage offers a good chance of sighting the shoebill stork and a variety of other wildlife. You might opt to step out at a prearranged spot from where your driver picks you up and continues with a game drive. Trips are organized by Wild Frontiers or UWA.

Top of Falls

The most dramatic view of the waterfall is the Top of Falls where the sight and sound of the Nile crashing down the falls makes an unforgettable impression. The site may be reached either by vehicle or a half hour climb leaving the launch.

Boat launch to Murchison falls

A highlight of your visit to Murchison is the launch trip upstream to view the Falls and wildlife coming down to drink and bathe. The round trips take three hours. You might opt for the alternative whereby you leave the boat at Fajao Gorge, climb to the top of the falls from where you ask your driver to pick you up. The view is breathtaking to say the least. Fixed scheduled and private trips are organized by UWA and Wild Frontiers.

Chimp Trekking

Trails through Kaniyo Pabidi forest provide the opportunity to track chimpanzee and other primates. The forest is a magnificent virgin forest containing both mahogany and ironwood trees where 6 chimp groups have been habituated.