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Mihingo Lodge Lake Mburo


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Mihingo Lodge Overview & Where Is It Located?

Located alongside Lake Mburo National Park in southwest Uganda, Mihingo Lodge is a labor of love for its family owners. Offering mid-range vacation accommodations, the lodge is perched atop a massive kopje and was lovingly built to blend into its natural surroundings. During your stay in this rustic deluxe lodge, you will be charmed by the story of its construction, which includes exposed rock surfaces, wood fashioned using limbs from dead olive wood trees, and plaster mixed with natural pigments to reflect the lodge’s earthy surroundings. Local craftsmen built the entire lodge by hand, cutting steps into the rock and adorning the rooms with kikoy fabrics from the beaches and islands of Kenya, furniture, and artifacts sourced from various corners of Uganda.

Even the toast baskets, table mats, and soap are handmade in the country! Given that there is no groundwater resource in the Lake Mburo National Park environs, rainwater is harvested and stored for use by guests. Over 100 solar panels generate power room lights, fridges and freezers in the kitchen to heat water for showers and to run the pump that fills the infinity pool.

Key Takeaways

  • Perched atop a massive kopje providing fabulous panoramas of the sprawling wilderness
  • Built entirely out of sustainable materials incorporating the natural landscape into the structure
  • All furniture, decorative items, and daily-use objects crafted by hand by local artisans
  • 100+ solar panels for generating power for lighting and showering the rooms, kitchen fridge-freezers, and filling the pool
  • Infinity pool for enjoying cooling dips or sunbathing in loungers, provision for getting massages in your room
Mihingo Lodge Lake Mburo Park View

What To Expect At Mihingo Lodge Accommodation?

Key Takeaways

  • Deluxe Safari Tier 2 Experience. Total of 12 rooms each with a unique, enchanting name
  • Private deck overlooking the savannah and watering hole where animals come to drink
  • Rooms built out of canvas and surrounding rock lending a lovely rustic appeal
  • Natural lighting and cooling thanks to the mesh panels in the canvas walls
  • Ensuite bathroom also built into the rock offering outdoor private views as you shower
Each of the 12 tented rooms offered to touring guests is unique and has its own enchanting name. You will enjoy a private deck that offers stunning views of the savannah below, where animals wander, graze, visit a salt lick, and drink at a watering hole. The rooms have walls of canvas and natural rock, each topped by a conical or triangular thatched roof. Rooms feature a four-poster bed with mosquito netting, a writing desk, and a seating arrangement on the balcony so you can enjoy the spectacular view in comfort. Mesh panels on the canvas walls admit cool breezes, natural light, and the sounds of Lake Mburo National Park (best time to go). Ensuite bathrooms for travelers are built around the rocks and offer a personal outdoor view.
Mihingo Lodge Accommodation Lake Mburo

Things To Do (Activities & Tour Attractions) & Why Visit Mihingo Lodge On Lake Mburo Safari?

Key Takeaways

  • Watching wildlife from the deck as they visit the watering hole and salt lick
  • Game drives in the morning and late evening to view the various species of wildlife
  • Night game drives to spot nocturnal creatures that come out to hunt and feed
  • Boat trips on the lakes to view aquatic birds and resident hippos and crocodiles
  • Cultural interactions by visiting the authentic villages of the tribes that live close to the reserve
Your safari game viewing activities of Lake Mburo National Park begin with your stay at the lodge. You will have the opportunity to view a wide variety of animal species, such as the family of klipspringers that live close to the lodge, along with zebras, impalas, warthogs, Defassa waterbucks, reedbucks etc. You might even be able to spot the occasional leopard on a night game drive. As is the case in most national parks in Uganda, you can opt for game drives in the morning and afternoon. In addition to numerous herbivores, you might be able to find predators such as hyenas and possibly lions too. Night drives offer the opportunity to spot some of the nocturnal creatures that inhabit Lake Mburo National Park.

Other activities beckoning to guests include horseback safaris, biking, wild running and boat trips on the lakes, which provide an opportunity to spot aquatic bird life, hippos, and crocodiles. Consider going on a bush walk, taking a fishing expedition, or enjoying a Uganda cultural tour to a village to interact with the local Banyankole Bahima tribe that lives close to the park.
Mihingo Lodge Safari Lake Mburo Tour

How Is The Dining At Mihingo Lodge?

Key Takeaways

  • Dining area housed in the main lounge adorned with rustic wooden furniture
  • Bar in the lounge area for ordering drinks best enjoyed with vistas of Lake Kacheera
  • In-house chef cooks delicious meals
  • Choice of dining options at different spots on the kopjes to enjoy the gentle breezes
  • Sightings of small animals as you eat
Like the main lounge, the dining area has canvas walls with a thatched roof and rustic wooden furniture. The lodge chef cooks delicious meals and serves them on one of the higher spots on the kopje, allowing safari holiday guests at Mihingo to enjoy sweeping panoramas of the landscape while being cooled by breezes from Lake Kacheera. The safari lodge bar is a cozy nook where AfricanMecca vacationers can order drinks to sip in the warm ambiance of East African coastal kikoy fabric furnishings and local curios from Uganda.
Mihingo Lodge Meals Lake Mburo Dining

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Pros & Cons At Mihingo Lodge In Lake Mburo

What We Like About Mihingo Lodge

  1. Small lodge close to Lake Mburo National Park, with just 12 tented rooms for a quiet, personalized vacation with a variety of safari activities.
  2. Built entirely with locally-sourced natural materials crafted by hand by local artisans; the result is a rustic deluxe lodge that blends in with the surroundings.
  3. Eco-friendly operations, with solar panels to power electricity for the rooms, kitchen fridge-freezers, pump for infinity pool and heat shower water; water supply sourced from rainwater harvesting tanks.
  4. Beautiful rimless rock pool and spa facilities.
  5. Family-friendly camp with special bush courses for kids.

Things To Note When Staying At Mihingo Lodge

  1. Prices are on the higher end for a mid-range deluxe accommodation as there are no other similar alternatives at Lake Mburo.
  2. Not suitable for physically challenged guests who cannot navigate the rough stone stairways.
  3. Room views are variable; some face the forest and others overlook the watering hole, or other sections of Lake Mburo National Park.
  4. Located in a more remote section of the park that is best accessed during the day.
  5. Not suitable for discerning bespoke travelers looking for exceptional luxurious living conditions, and ultra high-end services.
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When staying at Mihingo Lodge in Uganda, we recommend combining it with Bwindi Park for your gorilla safari trek, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Kibale (chimpanzee safari) alongside your city tour visits of Kampala and Entebbe.

You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas such as Mgahinga to track down golden monkeys and gorillas in the same park, Jinja for whitewater rafting on the Nile River, and Semliki or Kidepo for an offbeat wildlife tour.

You can end your vacation on the beach at Lake Victoria or even extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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