A typically weighty mid-twentieth century construct, located overlooking the Nile, in Murchison Falls National Park, north-west Uganda, Paraa Safari Lodge is an old fashioned lodge – as much treasured historical artefact as it is a working piece of accommodation.
As such, Paraa’s stone, wood and thatch build, a fine example of the first wave of post-war tourist-specific lodges, consists of a main lodge and 54 sleeping rooms. The main lodge includes a bar and lounge, restaurant, veranda, pool and gardens. More African Queen meets last century Miami Beach hotel than prized location for Vogue or W, Paraa is not an uber-luxury destination. However, it is a wonderfully positioned lodge, and solidly managed to boot. The buffet-style cuisine is good, the service lovely and, while clearly subjected to periodic renovations, retains - in its dark wood flooring, cashier point and veranda – features that mark its original Upcountry design.
The rooms at Paraa are located in a two story block overlooking the pool. They are divided into three classes: Standard, the Queen’s Cottage and Suite. Most common, the standard rooms all feature a double / twin bed, en-suite bathroom, private balcony and seating. Characterised by polished stone floors, white walls and large balcony doors, the rooms are clean, well-lit and possess the most wonderful views. The Suites, a step up, include a separate seating area and more space, while the Queen’s Cottage is located away from the main block, comes with two bedrooms, a dining / living room and would suit a family or small group.
Activities at Paraa include game drives, boat trips, fishing, guided walks, bird watching and sundowners.
To find out more about Paraa Safari Lodge and to arrange your tailor-made trip, get in touch with us today.