The 3,893 square km Murchison Falls National Park forms the core of Uganda’s largest protected area, containing a wide variety of wildlife including big game, forest primates and 450 bird species. The mighty Nile, the longest river in the world, flows through the heart of the park for a distance of 120 km, on its 6,500 km journey from Lake Victoria to Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea.
The Park’s centrepiece is the explosive, 40m high Murchison Falls where the Nile is forced through a 6m gap in the rift valley escarpment. The Falls separate 2 very different rivers. Upstream, the river races down a turbulent 80 km channel punctuated with rapids. Downstream, the Nile flows quietly towards Lake Albert which it enters through a large papyrus delta.
It is this peaceful 40 km stretch of river which provides the park’s prime wildlife spectacle and which boats explore.
This intimate, safari styled Baker's Lodge is set within beautifully trimmed grassed areas, large shady trees and wetland areas hosting abundant birdlife along the water’s edge. The views onto the river are vast and magnificent with islands hosting nesting egret birds, elephants bathing and pods of hippos regularly viewed.
The main lodge provides a thatched central lounge, bar and dining area which is raised with wooden decks all around allowing guests to savor the morning sunrise for breakfast, sunset in the evening and 180 degree river views.
Each of the individual accommodation cottages is raised from the ground on supporting pillars and has it’s own deck overlooking the river.
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General Information For Guests
All rooms have flush toilets and running water.
The lodge has its own fleet of river boats and varying in size for different uses, such as game viewing, site seeing, bird-watching and fishing - in particular fishing for the Nile Perch. The lodge can also organize private dinners, luncheons, breakfasts and snacks on board the boat.
The lodge is eco-friendy, taking advantage of the most up to date technology on solar power and efficient management of resources.