We stayed at the superb Mihingo Lodge under the new management of husband and wife team, Brits, Clemmy and Richard.
The highlight of the stay at the lodge was an early morning walking safari with one of the park rangers.
It is a completely different experience being on foot as opposed to the safety of the jeep - it certainly heightens the senses, particularly when the walk began to the sound of howling hyenas, sadly not to be seen, and culminated with a pack of buffalo taking a distinct interest in our presence. Trying to act cool and unaffected by their nearing approach certainly tests the nerves!!
We were pleased that the ranger left his his story of being attacked by a rogue single male buffalo to the end of the walk when we were back in the safety of the lodge.
The walking safari was matched the following day by a late afternoon sunset horse riding safari. The game view the horses as merely another animal and therefore allow you to get up real close.
The lodge serves outstanding food - it was a revelation in all the lodges that we stayed that the quality of food can be so high considering the remoteness of the locations.
The stunning views of the waterhole from the swimming pool and dining area and the view of some of the surrounding lakes from the luxury tents are an absolute joy. In addition, the hide, located near to the waterhole, is an absolute must for an alternate game viewing experience.
From other postings I got the impression that Lake Mburo was being used as an overnight stop on the way to more prestigious locations. One night will not even begin to do this area justice. We spent 3 nights and loved every minute. Many people at the lodge were complaining that they did not allocate it enough time and would definitely spend more time there on future visits.
Almost forgot to mention the boat trip on Lake Mburo - loads of hippos, buffalo, some crocodiles, fish eagles and numerous other birds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched on a rocky outcrop with spectacular views across Lake Mburo National Park, Mihingo Lodge treats you to Uganda at its most magical. Unwind beside the lagoon style infinity pool, enjoy delicious home cooking and experience the rich wildlife through walking safaris, horse safaris, game drives and boat trips. All en route to the gorillas. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mihingo Hotel Lake Mburo National Park