On the mighty Nile River
Baker’s Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park only opened in late 2014 and is situated on the south bank of the mighty Nile River
This intimate, safari styled lodge is set within a large private area of shady trees and a wetland area hosting abundant birdlife along the water’s edge. The views onto the river are vast and magnificent with islands hosting nesting egrets, elephants bathing and pods of hippos.
The lodge provides a thatched central lounge, bar and dining area which is raised with wooden decks all around allowing guests to savour 180 degree river views. Each of the 6 cottages is raised off the ground and has its own deck overlooking the river. The large thatched buildings have customized solid wooden furniture, mosquito nets and locally crafted items for accessories. The en suite bathrooms are open plan with solar hot water showers. Solar lighting completes the services for this eco-friendly top quality establishment. In keeping with standards expected of an establishment such as this, full multi course dining with choices are offered as well as a good selection of wines and other bar items.
The direct river access ensures that boat excursions along the Nile are definite highlights including visits to the Murchison Falls themselves, downstream to the delta area and scenic sunset or sunrise cruises. For the more traditional game viewing 4×4 safari vehicles and guides are available for excursions through the National Park as well as to the nearby Budongo forest where forest walks and chimpanzee trekking is possible.
Why we like it
- River view cottages
- Boat & 4WD game viewing
- Chimp trekking in Budongo Forest
- Murchison Falls hike
- Superb bird watching and Nile Perch fishing