GUIDE ON MIHINGO LODGE IN UGANDA
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.
- 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
What To Expect At Mihingo Lodge Accommodation?
- 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
Things To Do (Activities & Tour Attractions) & Why Visit Mihingo Lodge On Lake Mburo Safari?
- 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
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.
How Is The Dining At Mihingo Lodge?
- 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
Pros & Cons At Mihingo Lodge In Lake Mburo
What We Like About Mihingo Lodge
- Small lodge close to Lake Mburo National Park, with just 12 tented rooms for a quiet, personalized vacation with a variety of safari activities.
- 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.
- 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.
- Beautiful rimless rock pool and spa facilities.
- Family-friendly camp with special bush courses for kids.
Things To Note When Staying At Mihingo Lodge
- Prices are on the higher end for a mid-range deluxe accommodation as there are no other similar alternatives at Lake Mburo.
- Not suitable for physically challenged guests who cannot navigate the rough stone stairways.
- Room views are variable; some face the forest and others overlook the watering hole, or other sections of Lake Mburo National Park.
- Located in a more remote section of the park that is best accessed during the day.
- 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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