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.

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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

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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 off to Masindi at the Kafu River junction (approx. 3 hours after leaving Kampala). From Masindi turn opposite the second Shell fuel station (on the corner with Masindi Hotel) to follow the Uganda Wildlife Authority signs along the murram road to 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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