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Kalalo Cottage Inn offers a peaceful and quiet stay in northern Uganda off the Gulu-Arua route. The hotel is approximately 5 km from Murchison Falls National Park and 1 km from Pakwach. 

The Kalalo Cottage Inn is located in Pakwach off the Gulu-Arua road, approximately five kilometres from Murchison Falls National Park and one kilometre from Pakwach town in Northern Uganda.

This 13-room inn offers a complimentary breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi in the rooms, and free parking. The staff of Kalalo Cottage Inn are extremely friendly and attentive to their guests’ needs.

Each of the rooms at the inn is well-appointed, and spacious, and has a private bathroom with a contemporary shower and toilet for comfort and convenience.

Accommodation at Kalalo Cottage Inn

Enjoy the comfort of one of the 13 guestrooms. Wireless Internet access is complimentary to keep you connected. There are showers and complimentary toiletries in the bathrooms. Desks are also available and bottled water is provided.

Other room amenities include a private bathroom, fan, flat screen TV, sitting area, balcony, and mosquito net.

The check-in time is 12:00pm-11:30pm while the check out time is 6:30pm-10:00 am.

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Accommodation Rates at Kalalo Cottage Inn

Type of roomsRates (USD)
Standard single room$35
Deluxe double rooms$42 for 1 individual and $47 for 2 individuals
Superior twin rooms$54
Superior triple rooms$69

Meals and Dining 

Breakfast is served daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. This includes a full English breakfast whose rate is included in the accommodation fee.

You can enjoy lunch and dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, or you can order room service (during limited hours). Room service allows you to dine in the luxury of your room.

Finish the day with a drink at the bar or lounge. The bar serves a variety of spirits, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages. 

Facilities and Services offered by Kalalo Cottage Inn

  • Free internet access
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Balcony
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Garden
  • 24-hour front desk services 
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry services
  • Ironing services
  • Business facilities such as photocopier, meeting room
  • Car hire
  • Airport shuttle services
  • Room service
  • Designated smoking area

Activities at Kalalo Cottage Inn

At Kalalo Cottage Inn, you can schedule exciting safari activities. The vast majority of these are within Murchison Falls National Park. For instance:

Game drive

On the morning, afternoon, and evening game drive in a 4×4 vehicle with a retractable roof, you can observe animals such as kobs, elephants, Jackson’s hartebeest, and lions. On the early wildlife drive, it is possible to observe hyenas and leopards before they retreat to their dens.

During a night-time game drive in Murchison Falls National Park, nocturnal species such as leopards, bush babies, genets, hyenas, civets, porcupines, and lions can be observed.

There is the possibility to rent vehicles from Kalalo Cottage Inn.

Birding

With over 451 bird species, Murchison Falls National Park is one of the best destinations for birding in Uganda. Game drives, nature walks in savannah grasslands, and boat tours along the Nile and Lake Albert Delta provide the best opportunity for bird watching at Murchison Falls

In the dry thorn bushes near Paraa, silver birds, blue-napped mousebirds, and weavers can be sighted. During a boat cruise on the Nile, various additional bird species may be observed.

Bring binoculars, sunglasses, caps, a birding guide, good shoes, a pointer, and extra water for the best birding experience.

Sport fishing

Fishing at Murchison Falls National Park is an additional interesting activity while on a safari in Uganda. You can catch Nile Perch, Tiger Species, Catfish, Nile Tilapia, and other fish at the base of the falls. The fish you capture is yours to keep as a prize for participating in the activity. 

During the activity, you have the chance to view Blue Quails, Lesser and Great Swamp Warblers, Common Squacco, White-headed, and Black-billed Barbet, Greenwood Hoopoe, Blue-breasted Shining-blue Kingfishers, Striated, and Black-headed Herons, and numerous other bird and animal species. 

Hiking

Some of the most memorable activities at Murchison Falls National Park include trekking through the Kaniyo Pabidi and Rabongo woods in search of primates including red-tailed monkeys and silver monkeys. 

There will also be many different kinds of birds, such as the grasshopper buzzard, the booted eagle, and the crested barbet.

Boat cruise to the base of the falls

The boat ride up to the falls is a highlight of any safari to Murchison Falls National Park. On a boat safari up the river Nile, you will observe elephant herds coming to wash and drink, buffaloes in large numbers, several species of antelope, and countless water birds.

Visitors can disembark at the base of the falls during the Murchison Falls Boat Safari. Hiking up to the Falls’ observation deck begins at that point. There, you are met by your driver-guide who will be waiting to take you back to the resort.

Chimpanzee tracking

Budongo Forest is a Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Research Station, making it a prime location for chimpanzee tracking, and affording you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe these fascinating primates in their natural habitat.

During the off-season, it is possible to engage in an entire-day Chimpanzee Habituation here. At the modestly priced Budongo Eco-Lodge, lodging and meals are available.

Budongo Forest is a wonderful location for chimpanzee tracking and chimpanzee habituation experiences, birdwatching, trekking, and nature walks lasting from a few hours to an entire day.

Chimpanzee tracking is best accomplished by adding a day to your Murchison Falls Park Safari or as an add-on on your first or last day in the park.

Hot air balloon safaris

Murchison Falls National Park is the only park in Uganda where a hot air balloon Wildlife Safari is available. Observe the sunrise over the savannah and then soar above the park above the treetops, where you may observe the greatest species.

There are large herds of buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, and antelopes in the park. Observe the predators below as they return from a night of hunting.

After that, you’ll be treated to a champagne bush breakfast like no other, cooked to perfection by the chefs at Paraa Lodge. In Uganda, you can only have this kind of experience on a hot air balloon ride.

How to get to Kalalo Cottage Inn

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The fastest route to Kalalo Cottage Inn is via the Kampala-Hoima Road. The hotel is 342 km from Kampala. 

To get there, follow the Kampala-Hoima route to Hoima and then continue to the northern region through Murchison Falls National Park before turning left onto the Gulu-Arua road.

A few kilometres past the Pakwach bridge, you will find a junction. Continue onto Gulu-Arua road and take the next left turn. Kalalo Cottage Inn will be about 1 km away.

By air, it is a 1-hour flight from Entebbe International Airport to Pakuba Airfield. From there, Kalalo Cottage Inn is a 50-minute drive away via the Gulu-Arua route. 

Reservations

For reservations, contact the front desk team at Kalalo Cottage Inn by telephone call or book through the hotel’s website. 

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For the best Murchison Falls National Park safari experience, check out the following best accommodation nearby: Murchison Backpackers HostelHeritage Safari LodgeTwiga Safari LodgeNile Safari LodgeSambiya River LodgeGlobal Village Guest HouseGrassroots Cottages and ToursParkside Safari LodgeKabalega Wilderness LodgePakuba Safari LodgeMama Washindi Lodge, and Budongo Eco Lodge.

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