we took public transport to Sanga where a pick up from the lodge collected us (21k, rough road). on arrival at the lodge we were met by the man in charge who was rather surly. after a perfunctory "welcome" he told us it was cash payment in dollars up front and spent about 3 minutes examining our dollars in minute detail, discarding some as he went;finally he said he was unable to accept about a third of them due to small tears along the note creases. He said that the banks wouldn't accept these notes... not an experience we had had anywhere else in our travels in Uganda. despite the other staff being quite friendly we were left feeling the lodge was doing us a favour allowing us to stay (they changed their minds about the cash when I refused to offer alternative notes). It has the advantage of being in the park and there is great game to see, but don't expect a warm welcome. the food was very good to be fair.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy this unique wilderness location as it was meant to be experienced - under a canvas roof in the grand old safari tradition. Our classic tented camp is environmentally friendly and low impact, built to complement and not compete with its natural setting. The self contained guest tents are set on raised wooden platforms that provide stunning views of Lake Mburo, while the main lodge building is a luxurious blend of natural rock, wood and grass. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lake Mburo Luxury Tented Camp Hotel Lake Mburo National Park