Baker's Lodge
Baker's Lodge - Cottage Interior Baker's Lodge - Boat Cruise on Nile River
Baker's Lodge - Cottage Interior
Baker's Lodge - Boat Cruise on Nile River

Baker's Lodge

Named after the 1800s English explorer Samuel Baker, Baker’s Lodge is located on the southern bank of the mighty Nile River that transects Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP). This intimate and upmarket safari lodge set on the water’s edge overlooks the Nile river with beautifully trimmed grass, large shady trees and wetland areas that are abundant in bird life. Herds of elphants and pods of hippos can be seen from the lodge's main viewing deck.




  • Environmentally conscious accommodation
    • From the construction of the cottages to the amenities within them
  • Proximity to the Nile River provides direct access to the river
  • Day trips on the Nile River and to Murchison Falls
  • Fishing trips on the Nile River
  • Swimming pool area with river views

Need to Know

  • Murchison Falls is a malaria area. While the rooms are all netted and have fans, guests are advised to bring spray/repellent. Guests are also advised to have a prophylaxis prescribed by their doctor before arriving
  • A yellow fever certificate is also required before travelling to Uganda and must be shown at your port of entry


We offer fully inclusive packages with game activities; by 4x4 safari land cruisers with a guide, or on the river boats. Ideal for those wishing to fly in.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

There are few other places in East Africa where you can view this variety of animals and birds so close up from a boat. Elephants, buffalo, crocodiles, hippos, shoebill stork and skimmers to name a few. Traditional game drives are also possible to see giraffe, lions, leopard, antelopes and other game. Chimpanzee trekking is possible at Budongo Forest, approximately 1.5 hours drive away. Hippos can be heard and seen grazing in the lodge grounds at night (don't worry guests are escorted)!

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

  • Community and local school visits can be coordinated upon prior request
  • Visits to the Murchison Falls waterfall - either by boat to the base or to the top by road or hiking
  • Game drives and excursions to the Murchison Falls and Budongo Forest for Chimpanzee trekking are offered as well as boat cruises on the Nile River
  • Bird watching in the comfort of the lodge or as a day trip on the Nile River
  • Fishing trips on the Nile River


  • Swimming pool area
  • Wi-Fi internet access in the main lounge area of the lodge
  • Charging facilities
  • Complimentary laundry service (2 night stays or more)
  • Communal restaurant and dining area with outside dining when weather is suitable
  • Fully stocked bar with local and international beers, wines and spirits


A great deal of consideration has been taken into the design and construction of the accommodation at Baker's Lodge. Apart from remaining environmentally conscious, we wanted to provide guests with a feeling of privacy and give them great views. Each of the eight private cottages, raised on platforms, have excellent views upstream and downstream of the river. Each of the cottages is fitted with:

  • Solar lighting and solar water heating
  • Mosquito nets
  • Solar fans
  • Bespoke wooden furniture and locally crafted accessories
  • Open plan en-suite bathroom
  • Private viewing deck


  • Best high end, intimate, lodge in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Trip Advisor Certiciate of Excellence


All year around it is possible to visit and enjoy Baker's Lodge but be aware that the hottest and driest months are February/March and July/August. The wettest months (also coolest) are April and May and November through to early December.

Average StayAverage Stay

While we would love you to stay with us for as long as possible to get the full Baker's Lodge experience, we recommend 3 nights to have the best possible time. Anything less and you may feel a bit rushed.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Prices range from USD300.00 per person per night sharing on a full board basis. Please contact us for pricing and further details;

We also offer special "Fly in Packages" where all accommodation, transport and activities is included in one package. Discounted rates for East African Residents. National Park Fees are applicable once you enter the park itself for activities, otherwise not whilst at the lodge.

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children welcome. We have rooms that will accommodate children sharing with adults (up to 2 children under 12 years per room).

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Baker's Lodge's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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