10 luxury tented rooms on wooden platforms • Game drives • Forest and savanna walks • Stunning views
|What makes Mihingo Lodge special
|This exclusive retreat is adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park.|
|Luxury tented accommodation is placed in varied settings, some rooms are situated in a forest, some with a lake view, and some on rocky outcrops.|
|Lake Mburo is home to many animal species, including zebra, eland, and impala, who are not found in most other National Parks in Uganda.|
|Additionally Lake Mburo has big numbers of waterbuck, topi, buffalo, hippo, duiker, bushbuck, klipspringer and you could also see oribi, reedbuck, leopard and crocodiles.|
|Activities include swimming, boat trips, forest and savanna walks, game drives, night drives and bird watching.|
|Mihingo Lodge is environmentally friendly and the buildings are constructed in such a way as to melt into the rocky outcrops and savannah landscape around them.|
Mihingo Lodge is a peaceful and exclusive retreat adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. It features ten rooms which are built on wooden platforms with stilts, covered by a thatched roof. Suspended under the thatched roof is a spacious and comfortable tent equipped with en-suite bathrooms with stunning views, including hot and cold running water, showers, and flush loos. Each luxury tented room is nestled on a private piece of the lodge's property, enabling guests to enjoy the tranquil environment in complete seclusion. Placed in varied settings, some rooms are situated in a forest, some with a lake view, and some on rocky outcrops.
The main dining area is a large thatched structure built of rocks, the wood of dead weathered olive trees found on the land, and native grasses. Below the dining area, an infinity swimming pool stretches out from the rocks and seems to disappear into the vast landscape beyond. From the dining and pool area, guests can enjoy the view of a westward oriented valley and its stunning evening sunsets over Lake Mburo National Park.
Animals gathering in the valley provide guests with fantastic game viewing opportunities or a chance to relax and watch wildlife at the water hole below the pool. Lake Mburo is home to many different animal species, including zebra, eland, and impala, who are not found in most other National Parks in Uganda. Additionally Lake Mburo has big numbers of waterbuck, topi, buffalo, hippo, duiker, bushbuck, klipspringer and if you are lucky you will see oribi, reedbuck, leopard and crocodiles.
Aside from lounging by the pool, enjoying the sounds of nature, or watching nearby wildlife, guests can also avail themselves of the numerous activities offered by Lake Mburo National Park. Diversions include boat trips on Lake Mburo, forest and savanna walks, game drives in Lake Mburo National Park, and night game drives. It is also possible to go on a forest walk in ‘Rubanga’ Forest. There are 40 different species of birds recorded and you will also see Colobus monkeys. A ‘Sitatunga’ look out platform is being constructed here so if you are lucky you might see this elusive antelope that lives in the papyrus swamps and is very rarely seen.
In appreciation of its fragile surroundings, Mihingo Lodge is an environmentally friendly accommodation. The buildings are constructed in such a way as to melt into the rocky outcrops and savannah landscape around them. Electricity, hot water, and water pumps are powered by solar energy and there is a natural water catchment system to take advantage of the rains.
Lake Mburo National Park is a very special place; every part of it is alive with variety, interest and colour. It contains an extensive area of wetland and also harbours several species of mammals and birds found nowhere else in Uganda. Its sculptured landscape, with rolling hills and idyllic lake shores has a varied mosaic of habitats; forest galleries, seasonal and permanent swamps, and rich acacia-woodland, and grassy valleys which all support a wealth of wildlife. At 260 km˛, Lake Mburo National Park is small in comparison with many other East African parks, but with its mosaic of habitats – dry hillsides, rocky outcrops, bushy thickets, open and wooded savannas, forest, lakes and swamps – are home to a surprising diversity of plants and animals.
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