Anyadwe House – New Luxury Private Villa in Murchison Falls National Park

Situated adjacent to Murchison Falls National Park, you find the Eco-friendly luxury Anyadwe House. Run and managed by Exclusive Camps and lodges Uganda, Anyadwe House is the perfect representation of exclusivity and privacy while on safari in Murchison Falls National Park.

The luxury guest villa offers comfortable luxury accommodation with a beautiful view of the Nile River as its perched right along the river bank. A safari to Murchison Falls National Park staying at Anyadwe House is what we would consider “perfect and worth it” as the guest villa offers all the key amenities that one would need while on safari.  Anyadwe House was constructed after the unfortunate closure of Baker’s Lodge which was an equally stunning lodge so for guests who have been looking forward to an experience of former Baker’s Lodge, the guest villa offers that and so much more.

Accommodation at Anyadwe House

Anyadwe House is currently able to accommodate private groups or families travelling together of up to eight individuals so the maximum occupancy at the villa is 8 people. Anyadwe House has four luxurious cozy beautiful safari style bed rooms, double or twin occupancy is the type of rooming available at the villa.

Each room at Anyadwe House consists of;

A large comfortable wooden bed with white bed linen and a touch of colorful pillows. The bed has a hang up mosquito net.

Bedside tables and lamps.

En-suite bathroom with clean towels, double sink wash basins, hand wash, a large mirror, hand towels, a flushing toilet, body wash, bathing soap, shower, laundry basket and a trash bin.

Hot and cold running water available throughout the day.

A private balcony overlooking the Nile River with two wooden sling chairs.

A reading desk with a lamp and a chair.

Storage for clothes.

Double room at Anyadwe House

Facilities and Services at Anyadwe House

Swimming Pool – The swimming pool at the villa is arguably the best feature at Anyadwe House, the pool is a great place to relax and unwind especially after a long day of game drives in Murchison Falls National Park. The stone inspired swimming pool overlooks the mighty Nile River so you can swim, stop and take in the view while inside the pool or simply order for a drink and enjoy it by the pool side.

Swimming Pool at the private villa

Dining Area – The private villa features a dining area with wooden dining chairs and tables that are usually nicely set up for meals by the lodge staff. You can choose to have your meals in the dining area or outside, one of amazing things about staying here is that you can enjoy your meals by the river side. The chefs at Anyadwe House are well-trained and committed to making delicious fresh meals that cater to their guest’s culinary taste. All dietary requirements are catered do, just make sure to let the staff on arrival or your ground handler know of your dietary needs so that the chefs are better prepared. Breakfast with tasty options is available as well as multi-course lunch and dinner.

Lounge – The villa has two lounges available at the property all beautifully decorated with exquisite attention to detail. There is a down stairs lounge which is ideally the central lounge with great views of the Nile River and the upstairs lounge. Both lounges have comfortable seating with wooden tables where one can place their drink or snacks. The upstairs lounge works well for guests who would like to enjoy the sunset or the sunrise as it has a180 degree view of the mighty Nile River.

Bar – Anyadwe House also features a bar that serves a range of drinks that includes international beers, local beers, premium wines and spirits. Cocktails of your choice can be made on order by the friendly staff.

Other services at the villa include ample car packing space, maximum security, Wi-Fi, wake up calls and room service on request.

Activities and Attractions

One staying at Anyadwe House might wonder what activities to do or what attractions they can do, well there are quite a number of things to do and these include;

Boat Excursions

Boat ride along the Nile River offers one a chance to look out for wildlife and birdlife while on the cruise. Wildlife to look out for while on the boat ride include Nile Crocodiles, elephants, water bucks, cape buffaloes, hippos and other antelope species like Uganda kobs that like to feed on the fresh grass that is found on the shores of the river. We usually recommend an afternoon boat ride for a chance to see wildlife that likes to come to the river banks to drink water and also cool off on hot days. For the birding enthusiasts we recommend the Nile Delta boat cruise which offers high chance of seeing the elusive shoebill. The delta boat trip is a quiet and beautiful trip as it has less activity hence offering bird watchers an opportunity to sight different bird species and capture amazing photos without disruption.

Game Drives

Game drives in Murchison Falls National Park happen in the northern section of the park as it is the area with the highest population of wildlife and the best area to go on full day game drives. The game drives start as early as 6:00 am so as to catch some of the nocturnal animals before they go into hiding. You spend the day with your guide looking out for animals in the park such as lions, leopard, elephants, cape buffaloes, olive baboons, hyenas, Rothschild’s giraffes, antelope species and bird species etc. Our guided game drives are carried out in a 4WD vehicles with a pop up roof for easy game viewing experiences. The game drive offers incredible sightings over the open grassland with scattered acacia trees.

Giraffes in Murchison Falls National Park (seen while on a game drive)

Hike to the top of the Murchison falls

While staying at Anyadwe House you can choose to hike to the top of the Murchison Falls, the Murchison Falls are a major attraction in Murchison Falls National Park. Once you get to the top you will have amazing views of the thunderous water falls as you watch them splash and force their way through the narrow 7 m gorge. The top of Murchison falls offers great photography moments, beautiful view of the ever present rainbow and an expansive view of the national park. The hike is about one hour and a person with average fitness is able to trek with ease.

Top of the Falls

Chimpanzee Trekking at Kaniyo Pabidi in Budongo Forest

Budongo Forest is the second best place to see and trek the chimpanzees in Uganda. Budongo forest is one of East Africa’s largest tropical rain forest and is rich in diversity as it hosts a variety of plants, birds, fungi, mammals and primates. Chimpanzees are present in Budongo forest in large numbers with over 800 individuals living in the tropical rain forest, this makes it the next best place to see the chimps in Uganda. The forest has one habituated chimpanzee community that lives in the Kaniyo Pabidi area south of Murchison Falls National park and this community with over 100 members is open to visitors for tracking.

How to get to Anyadwe House in Murchison Falls National Park

Anyadwe House can be accessed either by road or by air while on safari in Uganda. If using road transportation from Kampala you drive northwards on the main road towards Gulu, turning left off to Masindi at the Kafu River junction. Then from Masindi you will turn right opposite the second Shell fuel station to follow the Uganda Wildlife Authority and other signs, travel 6 kilometres along the road and then turn left towards Kichumbanyobo gate. You then continue through the Kaniyo-Pabidi section of Budongo Forest, down the escarpment past the turning to the Top of the falls and onwards towards the Nile River at Paraa. Before reaching the River Nile there are two left hand turns, take the second left hand turn to Mubako and drive pas the park offices through Mubako village past Paraa school and pass out of the park gate. The entrance to Anyadwe House is the first one on the right hand side (approx.30 meters after the park gate.)

The other mode of transport is by scheduled and charter flights landing at Pakuba airstrip in the northern section of the park or Bugungu airstrip located in the southern section of the park. Bugungu airstrip is 20 minutes away from Anyadwe House while Pakuba airstrip is a 40 minutes away from Anyadwe house, our driver guide will wait for you at the airstrip and transfer you to the villa on arrival to Murchison Falls National Park.

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