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Date: 07 Oct 2015 10:16:19

Subject: East Africa Safari - Tanzania & Uganda

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When to go
  • Bakers is open all year round. For those keen on
    photography, it is particularly rewarding in
    April and June/July, as the air is clear. Game and bird life is prolific all year round, but bird-watching is particularly good during the months of Oct–Nov for migratory species as well as endemics. Fishing is generally best during the summer months (September–April), but we do catch year-round.
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Bakers Lodge, Nile River, Murchison Falls
Bakers Lodge, Nile River, Murchison Falls
Bakers Lodge, Nile River, Murchison Falls
Bakers lodge, Nile River, Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls National park, in the north-west of the country is Uganda’s largest national park. It is home to elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard, as well as a healthy population of hippo and huge crocodiles on the River Nile. Chimp tracking in nearby Budongo Forest is also available. The park is well known for its bird life – Shoebill stork being a sought after rarity, as well as the challenging fishing – with Nile Perch being the highly sought after prize.

During your safari you will be taken on game drives, as well as a memorable boat cruise up the Nile River to the foot of the Falls where the whole of the Nile River is forced into a gap only 8 metres wide, the immense force of the water and the views of the Falls are awe inspiring from the close up viewing points. Game viewing and bird-watching along the banks of the river is excellent, with many species coming to the water’s edge to drink, and we also strongly recommend a Delta cruise downstream by boat to enjoy the game from the river.

The Lodge

Bakers Lodge comprises of no more than 10 suites all overlooking the River Nile.

Located in a beautiful area, on the south bank of the mighty Nile river which transects Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, 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, where he was the first European to view and consequently name the Murchison Falls a little further upstream, the lodge is built on wooden decks, to take advantage of the cool breezes and spectacular views. The site has a good number of shady trees and bush and is home to a large array of birdlife.

As with all our other camps, it will be eco-friendly, taking advantage of the most up to date technology on solar power and efficient management of resources. Local materials will be used wherever possible to build the lodge, and it will have a feeling of the Africa of olde, that of the explorers era, when Mr Samuel Baker first came to this region.

We recommend a stay of between two to four nights at the lodge as there is a lot to see in the area. With the varied eco-system the animal and bird life is prolific.

Boat cruises and Safaris from Bakers Lodge

Your park experience can be enhanced by combining river voyages with a safari. Travel by boat to the delta and return to Paraa with a game drive through the game-rich Buligi area.

Or leave your boat in Fajao Gorge and climb to the top of the Falls for the view down into the thunderous chasm, before returning to Paraa by vehicle.

We have our own fleet of river boats and varying in size for different uses, such as game viewing, site seeing, bird-watching and fishing. We can also organize private dinners, luncheons, breakfasts and snacks on board the boat.

Baker’s Lodge is a great base for those keen on fishing for the Nile Perch.

About the area

The 3 893 km2 Murchison Falls National Park forms the core of Uganda's largest protected area. Together with the adjoining Bungungu and Karumu wildlife reserves, it forms a vast wilderness covering 5 072 km2 and 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, 40-metre high Murchison Falls where the Nile is forced through an 8-metre gap in the Rift Valley escarpment. The Falls separate two 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 where we explore. Our lodge at Paraa is located 300 km north of the capital, Kampala, and can be reached by road (5-hour drive) or by air, on charter flight.

At a Glance

  • located on the southern bank of the Nile River, Murchison Falls
  • an intimate accommodation with only ten luxury en suite units
  • eco-friendly, and with flush toilets and running water
  • central dining and lounge areas
  • game drives, bush walks, bird-watching and community projects
  • children and families are welcome
  • fishing for the Nile Perch
  • chimpanzee tracking in the Budongo Forest

Bakers Lodge is located in a beautiful area, on the south bank, the lodge is built on wooden decks, to take advantage of the cool breezes and spectacular views. The site has a good number of shady trees and bush and is home to a large array of birdlife.

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