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Located in Masindi, a town bordering Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda, the Pross’ Residence Motel makes an ideal overnight stop on your way to and from Murchison Falls National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Budongo Royal Mile, and Chimpanzee tracking tours.

The Pross’ Residence Motel is located in Masindi, a town which borders Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda. It is an excellent overnight stop for day trips to Murchison Falls National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Budongo Royal Mile, and Chimpanzee tracking tours.

It is an ideal place to stay for family, youth, and student groups. There is also a camping area available. This budget-friendly motel is 15 minutes away from the Murchison Falls National Park gate. The rooms are sanitary, comfy, and reasonably priced.

As an added convenience, there is a restaurant that serves international cuisine. There is also a bar on the premises for your enjoyment.

In addition to providing a place to sleep and dine, the folks at the Pross’ residence motel also host events like camping and musical performances, as well as parties and other gatherings.

Accommodation at Pross’ Residence Motel

There is a total of six rooms at Pross’ Residence Motel. The accommodation features a private enclosed yard, a refrigerator, and a microwave. 

Guests have access to a television and free Wi-Fi. Other basic features include private bathrooms, free internet access, a balcony, and a printer. The check-in time is between 12:00 pm and 10:00 pm, and check-out is at 10:00 am.

The cost of a room is USD 15 per night inclusive of breakfast and USD 10 without breakfast. There is also a camping area available. Camping costs USD 15 per night and includes breakfast.

Meals/Dining at Pross’ Residence Motel

Pross’ Residence Motel provides a wide selection of nutritious meals served in a tranquil setting. The culinary crew is proficient in both conventional and modern food preparation methods and serves both local and international dishes.

Breakfast is served daily between 6:30 am- 10:00 am. For game drives, you can get your breakfast and lunch packed for you. 

The bar serves a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and you can choose based on your preferences.

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Services and amenities provided by Pross’ Residence Motel.

  • Campfire: Evenings can be spent conversing over the campfire with other guests. You have the opportunity to recount your game drive adventures against a starry sky. Sitting around a campfire is also an opportunity to share meals and wine down with a drink.
  • Restaurant: The restaurant serves delicious African and European cuisine in a stunning setting. 
  • Free internet access: Free wireless internet connection is available in rooms and public places.
  • Playground: The children’s playground at Pross’ Residence Motel has bouncing castles, swings and other games for kids to enjoy.
  • Parking: Free private parking is available for guests on-site.
  • Event space: On-site parties and activities are permitted, including family gatherings, birthday parties, and weddings. The maximum number of attendees is 20 people.

Activities at Pross’ Residence Motel

At the hotel, guests participate in a variety of activities. The motel’s most popular activities are game drives, nature walks, boat cruises, fishing, and hiking.

Game drives

Murchison Falls National Park is more enjoyable when viewed from the safety and comfort of a stylish, strong, off-road game vehicle that enhances the safari experience.

You can choose to go on a game drive in the park, which is only fifteen minutes away by car from the hotel. The average length of a game drive is three hours, making it suitable for families with young children to enjoy a safari.

Nature hikes

The best way to enjoy the wildlife of the Murchison Falls Conservation Area is on foot, and nature hikes provide some of the best and closest views conceivable. 

It is possible to observe a variety of animals, birds, and plants quietly and up close. In sites such as Rabongo Forest, Kaniyo Pabidi Forest, and the Top of the Falls, there are also accessible walkways throughout the surrounding natural environment. 

These treks in the wilderness require Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guides. 

Birding in Murchison Falls National Park

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Murchison Falls National Park is home to 450 types of birds, including the shoebill. PHOTO/UWA

Murchison Falls National Park is second to none when it comes to birdwatching in Uganda and Africa in general. The park is home to more than 350 bird species, including 23 that are exclusive to the Albertine region.

In the company of an experienced birding guide, you will have the opportunity to search for some of the park’s more well-known bird species.

Fishing

The river Nile is possibly one of Uganda’s top fishing spots. Typically, Nile Perch, Tilapia, and Tiger fish are caught by casting lures or employing live bait.  

Uganda is a fantastic fishing destination because it affords tourists a front-row seat to Africa’s iconic fauna and breath-taking scenery. The possibility of seeing dangerous animals such as crocodiles adds to the excitement and adventure of the experience. 

However, anglers are often accompanied by armed park rangers in the event they encounter hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, or elephants. Crocodile-infested parts of the river are avoided by anglers.

Viewing Murchison Falls

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Murchison Falls National Park

The highlight of your trip to Murchison Falls National Park should be a visit to “Murchison Falls,” a waterfall that passes through a 7-meter-deep gorge within the park’s borders. 

The launch boat journey upstream is thrilling and offers breath-taking views of the falls and numerous riverbank fauna, including buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, and birds.

Music, dance, and drama

At Pross’ Residence Motel, you may immerse yourself in the lively culture of the local people, right down to the native people’s ancient ceremonies. You will witness cultural dances from the Banyoro, Acholi, and Langi who are natives of this region.

How to get to Pross’ Residence Motel

Pross’ Residence Motel is situated on Bobi-Masindi Road. It is a 4-hour drive from Kampala to the hotel. It is a 4-hour drive (243km) from Kampala to the hotel. 

From Kampala, take Bombo Road/ Kampala-Gulu highway towards Northern Uganda. You will pass through Bombo town, Luweero, and Nakasongola district. A few metres passed River Kafu; you will find the river Kafu junction. 

Take the left turn onto Kampala-Masindi Road and drive for a distance of about 40m. Then, turn right onto Bobi-Masindi Road. Pross’ Residence Motel is 10 km from Masindi town centre.

Reservations

Reservations can be made online via the website or by calling the front desk staff. You can also book via email.