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Welcome to Baker’s Lodge

Deriving its name from the historic English explorer Samuel Baker, Baker’s Lodge is situated on the South bank of the mighty Nile River which transects Murchison Falls National Park. This intimate, safari styled lodge is set within a large private area with direct river access, large shady trees and wetland areas hosting abundant birdlife along the water’s edge. The views onto the river are vast and magnificent with islands hosting nesting egret birds, elephants bathing and pods of hippos regularly viewed.


  • star rating  ......we were awakened at around midnight by the sound of munching outside the lodge! Who knew that hippos graze the whole night in the shallow waters of the Nile. At... read more

    February 29, 2020

    star rating  What a wonderful place it was. Firstly the hippos. They’re there. I’ve no clue how close they were to our lodhe at night but I gies pretty damn close. Experience... read more

    September 8, 2019

    star rating  This is a lovely resort to base yourself to go on a safari and visit the falls. It is eco friendly, overlooking the lake and with nature all around. Hippos... read more

    August 18, 2019
  • star rating  Our trip to Uganda in October finished at Bakers Lodge, and how lucky we were that this was our final destination. It was the true meaning of "ending on a... read more

    November 11, 2019

    star rating  We stayed at this lodge at the end of August. This is a very comfortable and beautiful lodge set beside the Victoria Nile. Our room was lovely with views over... read more

    Barbara C
    September 24, 2019

    star rating  A great location for animal and bird life with friendly helpful staff, excellent food and service. It is remarkable that Baker's Lodge can deliver such a high standard out in... read more

    William T
    October 14, 2019
  • star rating  We spent 2 nights at Baker's Lodge and wish we had stayed longer. We were greeted by Bernard the manager, Winnie with cold juice, and Mary who took care... read more

    L M
    September 26, 2019

    star rating  Wonderful lodge. Great staff and food. Comfortable rooms with balconies overlooking the hippos on The White Nile. There is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this lodge, simply wonderful... read more

    September 7, 2019

    star rating  We stayed for 4 days in Bakers Lodge and can only highly recommend. Directly at the river Nile located the lodge has a tranquil environment. The staff was extremely friendly... read more

    September 4, 2019
  • star rating  Great lodge, right on the edge of the river, with lots of animals very close. The staff are great and the service is good. Food was well prepared and the... read more

    November 13, 2019

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Airstrip Transfers

We provide airport transfers to both Bugungu (20 min drive away) and Pakuba (60 min drive plus ferry crossing)

Open air lounge and bar

Offering 180 degree views of the River Nile as it flows past

Friendly Staff

Professional & Helpful

Safaris in Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park in the north-west of the country is Uganda’s largest national park, and together with adjoining wildlife reserves forms a vast wilderness covering over 5 000 km2. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, forest primates and 450 bird species.

The mighty Nile, the longest river in the world, flows through the heart of the park for a distance of 120 km, on its 6 500 km journey from Lake Victoria to Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea.

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How to get there

By Road

Bakers lodge is situated just outside the boundary of Murchison Falls National Park on the South bank of the River Nile. From Kampala drive northwards towards Gulu, turning left off to Masindi at the Kafu River junction (approx. 3 hours after leaving Kampala). From Masindi turn right opposite the second Shell fuel station (on the corner with Masindi Hotel) to follow the Uganda Wildlife Authority and other signs and travel 6km along the murram road and then turn left towards the National Park Kichumbanyobo gate.  Drive through the Kanyo-Pabidi  section of the Budongo forest, down the escarpment past the turning to the Top of the Falls and onwards towards the Paraa ferry point. Read More

By Air

Scheduled and Charter flights land at Bugungu airstrip 20 minutes’ drive away on the south bank and at Pakuba airstrip on the North bank of the river approximately 90-120 minutes’ drive away, depending upon road conditions and ferry timings.


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