Named after husband-and-wife explorers, Samuel and Florence Baker, Baker lodge is a Wild Frontiers owned property in a spectacular location on the river Nile. A small, intimate accommodation, the lodge is exceptionally well run and perfect for a touch of tranquillity on the mighty river.


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Location

Bakers Lodge is located on the South bank of the River Nile which runs through Murchison Falls National Park, the lodge is ideally located for spotting wildlife along the water’s edge and finding elephants and hippos bathing on the distant islands. The lodge has direct river access and a fleet of on-site boats to make this the perfect spot for exploring the Nile.

Rooms

The ten elevated cottages are spread across the property to offer privacy and uninterrupted views of the Nile. Traditionally and rustically decorated, the spacious thatched-roof rooms offer double or twin beds with mosquito nets, solar-power lighting and a private veranda at the front of each room. Charming additions to the space are the two explorer’s chests and writing desk.

Communal Areas

Guests can gather in the thatched central lodge which is raised on wooden decks to enhance the panoramic views across the river. Enjoy five-star dining or a drink at the bar while gazing out at the spectacular sunset. A swimming pool for cooling off after a day in the park is on site and a curio shop offers a range of local crafts. 

Activities

The lodge offers a range of safari options including game drives on the north of the river and river cruises to Murchison Falls and the Lake Albert delta. Guests can hike to the top of the falls or stay at river level for a spot of catch and release fishing. For those interested in Chimpanzee trekking, Budongo Forest is a prime spot, located a 90-minute drive from the lodge.

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
All house drinks (except premium imported brands and champagne)
Scheduled vehicle game drives
Scheduled boating safaris

When to go

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DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in April. The altitude does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable. While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that Murchison Falls National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (615 to 1,187m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these a little to an average maximum of 31°C/88°F through the year.

Murchison Falls has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated. This being said, this is a park which we would recommend throughout the year.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in April. The altitude does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable. While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that Murchison Falls National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (615 to 1,187m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these a little to an average maximum of 31°C/88°F through the year.

Murchison Falls has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated. This being said, this is a park which we would recommend throughout the year.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in April. The altitude does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable. While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that Murchison Falls National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (615 to 1,187m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these a little to an average maximum of 31°C/88°F through the year.

Murchison Falls has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated. This being said, this is a park which we would recommend throughout the year.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by the occasional but intense thunderstorm.

While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that Murchison Falls National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (615 to 1,187m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these a little to an average maximum of 31°C/88°F through the year.

Murchison Falls has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated. This being said, this is a park which we would recommend throughout the year.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by the occasional but intense thunderstorm.

While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that Murchison Falls National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (615 to 1,187m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these a little to an average maximum of 31°C/88°F through the year.

Murchison Falls has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated. This being said, this is a park which we would recommend throughout the year.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more the arrival of wetter weather in August. long rains arrive in April.

Its location so close to the equator means that Murchison Falls National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (615 to 1,187m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these a little to an average maximum of 31°C/88°F through the year.

Murchison Falls has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated. This being said, this is a park which we would recommend throughout the year.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more the arrival of wetter weather in August. long rains arrive in April.

Its location so close to the equator means that Murchison Falls National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (615 to 1,187m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these a little to an average maximum of 31°C/88°F through the year.

Murchison Falls has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated. This being said, this is a park which we would recommend throughout the year.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by the occasional but intense thunderstorm.

Its location so close to the equator means that Murchison Falls National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (615 to 1,187m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these a little to an average maximum of 31°C/88°F through the year.

Murchison Falls has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated. This being said, this is a park which we would recommend throughout the year.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, rainfall can be expected at any time during this period.

Its location so close to the equator means that temperatures throughout the year are very consistent, the variable in play is often altitude, which varies greatly across Uganda, this, therefore, has a corresponding effect on both temperature as well as rainfall. The majority of the regions in Uganda sit at fairly high altitudes, which moderates the temperatures, especially in the case of Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks where it can be really quite cool.

Although rainfall is possible through the year in most locations, there are main two wet seasons in Uganda. The first takes place between March and May, the second between September and November. There are some exceptions to this, such as Kidepo Valley National Park which has just one wet season.

The best time for a safari in Uganda is very much defined by the type of experience you are seeking. Many parks are good all year round, although you will find that one’s chances of a good sighting improve during the drier months of the year. Trekking Gorillas or Chimpanzee is not as influenced by the weather, although there is no doubt that the trekking is easier and more enjoyable during the drier times of the year.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by the occasional but intense thunderstorm.

Its location so close to the equator means that Murchison Falls National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (615 to 1,187m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these a little to an average maximum of 31°C/88°F through the year.

Murchison Falls has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated. This being said, this is a park which we would recommend throughout the year.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by the occasional but intense thunderstorm.

Its location so close to the equator means that Murchison Falls National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (615 to 1,187m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these a little to an average maximum of 31°C/88°F through the year.

Murchison Falls has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated. This being said, this is a park which we would recommend throughout the year.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in April. The altitude does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable. While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that Murchison Falls National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (615 to 1,187m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these a little to an average maximum of 31°C/88°F through the year.

Murchison Falls has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated. This being said, this is a park which we would recommend throughout the year.

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