Named after historic English explorer Samuel Baker, Baker’s Lodge is an intimate safari lodge ideally located on the south bank of the mighty Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park.
Accommodations at the camp consist of eight thatched-roof cottages dotted along the riverside and raised on supporting pillars. Each cottage includes a large bathroom with flush toilets and warm solar showers. Some of the rooms also have a bath. The large, airy rooms are fan cooled, have netted windows with opening options, customized solid wooden furniture, hanging mosquito nets, locally crafted accessories, and eco-friendly solar lights. Private decks provide not only the ideal place to lounge after an exciting day but unimpeded views of the famous river.
Murchison Falls National Park, in the northwest of the country, is Uganda’s largest national park. It is home to a vast array of wildlife, forest primates, and 450 bird species. Here, the mighty River Nile travels pass on its way from Victoria Falls to Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea. The main draw of the national park is the dramatic Murchison Falls, falling 131 feet down. The lodge itself is set within a large private area that has been cleared of all the dense undergrowth to reveal beautifully trimmed grassed areas, large shady trees, and wetland areas hosting a profuse amount of birdlife along the river’s edge. Ideally situated on the riverbanks, guests can view the islands with their nesting egret birds, as well as elephants bathing and pods of hippos lounging in the water.