Set on the southern bank of the mighty Nile River, Baker’s Lodge boasts ten beautifully appointed safari suites, all with tranquil river views. Named after the English explorer Samuel Baker – the first European to view the falls and name it – the lodge rests amongst large shady trees and wetland areas.
With a thatched central lounge, dining and bar area, Baker’s Lodge is eco-friendly and offers an ‘Africa of olde’ feel. Cool off in the refreshing swimming pool, lounge with a book under shady trees as the river flows gently by, and round the day off with a sundowner or two. The sunsets here are truly magical. Outside dining and multi course dinners are a real treat for guests, all served by attentive staff.
Built on raised wooden decks to take full advantage of cool breezes and spectacular river views, each spacious thatched cottage offers beautifully appointed en-suite bathrooms with solar-heated showers (some also feature bathtubs). You may well spot the resident hippo pod wallowing in the shallows just steps from your room, which are spaced far apart allowing ultimate guest privacy.
We recommend a stay of 3 to 5 nights to fully unwind and appreciate the varied eco-system which offers so much to see and do.
Chimpanzee tracking in nearby Budongo Forest is available and definitely worthwhile spending an extra day for, and bird-watchers will be delighted by the variety of localised species including Shoebill. For the fishermen, there is the challenge of catching the massive Nile Perch. Baker’s Lodge guests can enjoy game drives in Murchison Falls National Park, as well as a memorable boat cruise up the Nile River to the foot of the Falls. The lodge operates its own fleet of river boats—varying in size for different activities such as game viewing, birdwatching and fishing.