Luxury Bakers lodge – is situated on the South bank of the mighty Nile River which transects Murchison Falls National Park this upmarket, intimate, safari styled lodge 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 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 direct river access ensures that boat excursions along the Nile are definite highlight including visits to the Murchison falls themselves, downstream to the delta area and scenic sunset or sunrise cruises. For the more traditional game viewing 4×4 safari vehicles and guides are available for excursions through the National Park as well as to the nearby Budongo forest where forest walks and chimpanzee trekking is possible. Special meals including bush breakfasts and dinners are an additional treat available for guests.
Luxury Bakers Lodge derives its name from the historic English explorer Samuel Baker. In the late 1800’s he and his companion, Florence spent some time in this area during his expedition along the Nile river, where he was the first European to view and consequently name the Murchison Falls a little further upstream.
The 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 with 180 degree river views. The swimming pool offers views of the river and is an ideal place too cool down and enjoy the evening sunset.
Each of the individual accommodation cottages is raised from the ground on supporting pillars and has it’s own deck overlooking the river. Care has been taken to ensure each of the current eight (up to ten in future) cottages has privacy as well as excellent views either up or down stream. The large, airy en suite thatched cottage have netted windows with opening options, customized solid wooden furniture, hanging mosquito nets and especially selected locally crafted items for the accessories. The en suite bathrooms are open plan with solar hot water showers and baths with a view in some units. Solar lighting complete the services for this eco-friendly top quality establishment.
Murchison falls National Park is the largest National Park among the ten we have, and it is situated in the Northwestern part of Uganda, it was started by John Speke and James Grant who were the first European to visit the present day Murchison Falls Conservation Area in the year 1862. Before it was renamed Kabalega National Park and it was Explored by Sir Samuel and his Wife Florence in early 1863 -4, the park was later named by Baker after Geologist Roderick and turned to be Murchison Falls National Park
The main activity that draws tourists to the forest is Chimpanzee trekking. Budongo forest reserve is one of the best places to track chimpanzees in Uganda. Most of the tracking takes place at Kaniyo Pabidi which is located south of the Murchison Falls National Park.
Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo usually starts with briefing from the information Centre at the Budongo Eco Lodge. The forest has well established trails to allow visitors spot the chimps as well as other smaller primates and birds.
Murchison Falls National Park is a nice place for game drives take a drive and try out look for wild animals including Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Giraffes, Uganda kobs, Waterbuck, Jackson’s hurtbeast, the visitors can also spot different species of birds over 450 in number.
The guided nature walk at Murchison Fall can be done at Budogo forest that normally takes two to four hours with number of different tree species including fig trees, mahogany trees, Albania trees, Alstonia Bonei, velvet monkeys, Black and white Columbus moneys, and the Chimpanzee as well.
Murchison Falls National Park is surrounded by number of tribes, the Alur, Acholi and the Banyoro here people who visit them, experience the original African culture by these tribes and also to know their different way of life, tourist can buy their locally craft made from local materials and go with them for remembrance.
The guided Chimpanzee trekking that can last two to three hours in Budongo forest is also another memorable experience the visitors can enjoy on their visit to the beautiful Murchison Falls National Park.Read more about Budongo chimps
Murchison falls offers sport fishing experience on the Nile, take a chance to enjoy this adventure which is best done in months of December, march, June to October. Visitors are advised to take the fishing adventure with an expert experienced tourist guide who knows more about this activity.Read more about fishing trips