What makes Baker's special?
As more and more lodges pop up across Uganda, those that have managed to retain a real sense of character have the longest list of happy travellers. Despite being a relatively new lodge, opened in 2015, Baker's has taken notes from other successful mid-range lodges across East Africa and manages to leverage its wonderful location and experienced team to create an extremely popular mid-range option for exploring Murchison Falls National Park.
The lodge sits right on the shores of the river Nile which makes it a great base for boat safaris and game drives around the park. The open, airy, and spacious central building and private rooms are great to relax and watch the hippos playing in the river just in front of you. The team really know what they are doing; the lodge runs seamlessly and excursions organised directly by, or in conjunction with, the lodge never miss a beat. A real traveller favourite.
Rooms & Amenities
Baker's Lodge has 8 spacious rooms built from canvas, wood and thatch, each with an en-suite bathroom and veranda. The rooms, and the lodge in general, do not fall into luxury accommodation territory, but they are clean, comfortable and still on the higher end of Ugandan lodging.
There is swimming pool leading out from the main compound which is a great spot to cool off if you're travelling during the hotter months. You can dine in the main compound, or out on the terraces around the main building or by the campfire on the shores of the river.
Activities at Baker's Lodge
Game drives in the savannah grasslands and riverine woodland of the Buligi Peninsula provide excellent sightings of lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and Ugandan kob antelope. Leopard are increasingly seen; only rhino are missing, but the plan is to reintroduce them from the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Murchison’s signature experience is the boat cruise upriver to the falls. Best enjoyed in the afternoon, when the western sun illuminates the spray, this can be a return trip of about 3 hours. Or, you can be met by your driver-guide at the falls and travel back to Baker's by road. In the wooded south of the park, the Budongo Forest Reserve is a haven for birders and a great chimpanzee tracking location.
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