Getting There by Road
Bakers lodge is situated just outside the boundary of Murchison Falls National Park on the South bank of the River Nile. From Kampala drive northwards towards Gulu, turning off to Masindi at the Kafu River junction (approx. 3 hours after leaving Kampala). From Masindi turn opposite the second Shell fuel station (on the corner with Masindi Hotel) to follow the Uganda Wildlife Authority signs along the murram road to the National Park Kichumbanyobo gate. Drive through the Kanyo-Pabidi section of the Budongo forest, down the escarpment past the turning to the Top of the Falls and onwards towards the Paraa ferry point.
Shortly before reaching the river Nile (approx. 90 – 120 min from Masindi, depending on varying road conditions) there are 2 left hand turns. The second of these hosts a large Uganda Wildlife Authority sign as well as signage for Baker’s Lodge and various other facilities in the area. Turn left here and drive past the park offices, through Mubako village and pass out of the park gate (approx 2.5km). The entrance to Baker’s Lodge is approximately 50 metres on the right hand side, after the park gate.
For the more adventurous, one can also access the lodge via the escarpment road passing through Bulisa and Wanseko (see map below).
Our reservations staff can assist you in transport to/from Bakers Lodge and if necessary assist in the planning of a fully-inclusive safari around Uganda.
Getting There by Air
Scheduled and Charter flights land at Bugungu airstrip 20 minutes’ drive away on the south bank and at Pakuba airstrip on the North bank of the river approximately 90-120 minutes’ drive away, depending upon road conditions and ferry timings.
GPS and Google Maps
GPS co-ordinates of the Lodge are: Lat: N 2 15′ 34.614” Lon: E 31 31′ 50.394” Altitude: 624 metres
Weather & When To Go
Baker’s Lodge is open all year round. For those keen on photography, game and bird life is prolific, but bird-watching is enhanced during the months of October/November as the migratory species are in the region.
Fishing is generally best during the summer months (September to April) … but we do catch all year round.