Murchison Falls, Uganda
Baker's Lodge is located on the southern bank of the Nile, within the large expanse of Murchison Falls National Park. The ten cottages provide fantastic, uninterrupted views of the Nile, and offer the chance to spot a variety of wildlife at its banks.
At a Glance
On the banks of the river Nile near Murchison Falls, a hotspot for wildlife
With just ten cottages, Baker's Lodge offers a private and secluded stay
Enjoy a bush breakfast or private riverside dinner for a truly special experience
Traditional, thatched cottages are eco-friendly but provide modern comforts and en-suite facilities
Hike to the top of Murchison Falls and admire the views as you witness the powerful force of the Nile
In north-west Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park is the country's largest conservation area, and home to Baker's Lodge. The mighty White Nile bisects the park, and after being forced through the 40-meter drop of Murchison Falls transforms from white water rapids to a peaceful stream leading to Lake Albert. Baker's Lodge sits on the south bank of the river, benefiting from one of the best locations for wildlife viewing, as many animals come here to drink from the waters.
Baker's Lodge is comprised of ten traditional, thatched cottages, and a central lounge area. Each is raised off the ground, and offers uninterrupted views of the Nile, with regular opportunities to spot elephant, hippo and a wide variety of birdlife. All ten cottages have their own private decks, and are well spaced apart to offer guests privacy and seclusion. Cottages are spacious and traditionally decorated with wooden furnishings and locally crafted items on display. An eco-friendly lodge with modern comforts, solar lighting runs throughout, and en-suite facilities provide solar hot water showers, and in some cases, bathtubs.
With such an abundance of wildlife inhabiting this area, Baker's Lodge offers a wide variety of activities and safari styles. Game drives through the grassland north of the river provide a classic safari experience, in 4x4 vehicles with knowledgeable guides offering the chance to spot elephant, giraffe and lion to name but a few. Alternatively, experience safari from the water, in an exciting river cruise. The game viewing is fantastic - you may see animals wading nearby, or even spot the rare shoebill in the Lake Albert delta. Walk to the top of the waterfall for an exciting view, or head out of the park to the nearby Budongo Forest for chimp trekking.
Baker's Lodge has just ten raised cottages, each with uninterrupted river views and a private deck. All have en-suite bathrooms, some of which have bathtubs. Rooms are traditionally decorated in a rustic style, with thatched roofs, and are spread out to ensure privacy and excellent views.
Children are welcome at Baker's Lodge, and some of the cottages are able to take up to two adults and two children.
Meals are taken in the central lodge dining area, which also offers a comfortable lounge and bar. It is also possible to arrange a bush breakfast or private riverside dining for an extra special experience.
There are a range of safari options available at Baker's Lodge. Game drives take place north of the river, with the hopes of seeing elephant, lion and giraffe, to name but a few. River cruises head both upstream to Murchison Falls, and downstream to the Lake Albert delta. Around the delta it is possible to see the rare shoebill, and many animals congregate along the banks of the river. Visit the waterfall, and head to the top of the falls or down to the gorge. Alternatively stay on dry land and try your hand at catch and release fishing, in search of the Nile perch. Around a 90-minute drive away is Budongo Forest, where chimpanzee trekking is possible.
Location & Directions
Murchison Falls, Uganda
Baker's Lodge is located on the banks of the White Nile within Murchison Falls National Park, close to Lake Albert. Murchison Falls is in north-west Uganda.
When to go
Uganda can be visited at any time of year. The long dry season, June to September, is the best time for tracking gorillas. There are two annual rainy seasons: the big rains which last from mid-February to the beginning of June, and the small rains from mid-September to mid-December. Rainfall, especially over the mountains, is heavy during these two periods, particularly from March to May.