Swoop Says background image

Brilliant says

Please be aware that Baker's Lodge is currently closed due to extensive flood damage by the Nile. The lodge will remain closed for most of 2021.

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 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.

Baker's Lodge

Why we like this lodge

  • On-site jetty provides access to the lodge’s fleet of watercraft.
  • Excursions include trips to the base of Murchison Falls or The Nile Delta on Lake Albert.
  • On-site vehicles can be reserved for Chimpanzee trekking in the Budongo Forest, a 60-90-minute drive from the lodge.
  • Its on-site curio shop sells a range of local crafts to commemorate your stay.
Baker's Lodge

Baker's Lodge boasts direct access to the Nile.

The Setting

Baker’s Lodge is situated on the south bank of the Nile and you can hear the hippos splashing around from your spacious room. The Nile flows through Murchison Falls National Park for a distance of 120km on its journey from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea.

The lodge is perfectly situated for boat safaris and game drives, and is a popular base for exploring Murchison Falls.

Baker's Lodge

The stunning Murchison Falls, off in the distance


The lodge offers 10 spacious Safari Suites which combine canvas, wood, and thatch. Each generously proportioned cottage has its own deck that overlooks the Nile. All rooms are close to the banks of the Nile and guests often see the lodge’s VIP hippo guests in the shallows.

All cottages all feature en-suite bathrooms with solar-heated showers, and some even have bathtubs with a view of the Nile. Solar lighting is another eco-friendly feature that makes this lodge perfect for the environmentally conscious guests.

Baker's Lodge

The Facilities

The thatched central lounge, bar and dining area is raised with wooden decks all around, providing panoramic views of the sunrise and sunset. On sunny days, you can indulge in al-fresco dining beside the Nile.

The swimming pool is positioned to offer unmissable views of the Nile. The perfect recovery after a long day at Murchison is to cool off in the pool, refuel in the restaurant, and relax in the bar.

Baker's Lodge

Enjoy the option to dine outdoors at Baker's Lodge.

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.

Swoop Says background image

Brilliant says

Please note that we do not handle lodge only requests. If you are planning a wider adventure in Uganda and want expert support, we are here to help and would love to hear from you.

Thinking about visiting Uganda?



We'll spend some time listening to your aspirations, then discuss the kind of experience that might suit you.



Next we'll discuss the options, shortlist the best trips for you and present you our impartial recommendations.



We'll place a 24 hour hold on your preferred option - without obligation - whilst we talk through the details.

Get in touch and we can help you understand your options, design an itinerary that's right for you, and then get you set up and ready to go. 

+1 315 636-4279