Discover the epitome of luxury and tranquility at Mihingo Luxury Safari Lodge, a hidden gem nestled on a picturesque hillside adjacent to the captivating Lake Mburo National Park in western Uganda. This family-owned lodge is more than just accommodation; it’s a gateway to an unforgettable experience where nature, luxury, and sustainability harmoniously coexist.
Perched high atop a rocky kopje, formed over an astonishing 500 million years ago, Mihingo Luxury Safari Lodge offers a breathtaking panorama of the expansive savannah landscape that stretches as far as the eye can see. The lodge is thoughtfully designed to seamlessly blend into its fragile natural surroundings, ensuring a minimal ecological footprint. It’s a testament to eco-friendly luxury, where guests can revel in both comfort and the untamed beauty of the wilderness.
Imagine savoring a refreshing swim in an infinity pool while gazing down into the valley below, where an array of wildlife congregates at the waterhole. Witness the elegant buffalo, graceful eland, spirited impala, playful warthogs, elusive bushbuck, and majestic zebras, all partake in the age-old ritual of quenching their thirst. On the rocks nearby, you may even be graced by the rare presence of the resident Klipspringers. While we cannot guarantee a sighting, embarking on a night game drive heightens your chances of encountering the elusive leopard, a true emblem of African wilderness. Rungwe Kingdon, one of our esteemed guests, once remarked, “I have seen more leopards in Lake Mburo National Park than any other park in East Africa.”
Lake Mburo National Park opens its arms to all visitors who yearn for the serenity of guided nature walking safaris. Accompanied by an armed park ranger guide, these guided walks commence from Rwonyo, the park center, and lead you to the salt lick, arguably the best place for encountering diverse wildlife.
Lake Mburo, boasting an astounding 68 mammal and 350 bird species, promises an exhilarating safari experience. With a burgeoning giraffe population and a thriving hippo community, you’ll be astonished by the park’s biodiversity. Don’t miss the optional boat ride, a chance to behold crocodiles and indulge in premier birdwatching. In case you arrive without your own safari vehicle, rest assured that we can assist in arranging one, subject to availability.
Lake Mburo stands out as one of the finest locations for nocturnal wildlife encounters. Traverse the park at night in search of the enigmatic leopard, the endearing porcupine, the elusive white-tailed mongoose, and immerse yourself in the evocative sounds of hyenas, zebras, buffalos, and bush babies.
Lake Mburo National Park offers a unique opportunity to witness wildlife while on horseback. This captivating activity sets Lake Mburo apart from other national parks in the country. At Mihingo Lodge, our trained staff, in collaboration with park rangers, guide you on a 1-3 hour horseback adventure through the savannah, where you can marvel at the park’s natural beauty and its wild inhabitants.
Delve into the world of fishing at Lake Mburo, home to six fish species. The tilapia reigns supreme among the catch, alongside catfish, lungfish, tiger fish, Angara fish, and barbell. For fishing enthusiasts, Mazinga is the go-to spot. Remember to bring your own equipment and secure access permits from Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Experience the deep-rooted traditions and cultures of the Bahima people, thanks to one of the lodges near Lake Mburo National Park. We’ve partnered with a local family residing close to the lodge, allowing our guests to gain insight into the Bahima way of life. Learn the art of crafting local ghee, engage in conversations with the women, and immerse yourself in their traditions and culture. Depending on the tour’s timing, you may even have the chance to milk some Ankole cows.
Don’t miss the rewarding experience of a boat cruise when visiting Lake Mburo National Park. This cruise offers a splendid view of the park’s breathtaking flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles, hippos, and an array of bird species, including African fish eagles, pelicans, kingfishers, herons, cormorants, and the elusive African finfoot and hammerkops. Even during the dry seasons, some wildlife, such as buffaloes and antelopes, frequent the water areas, adding to the allure of the cruise.
Lake Mburo National Park also presents an exceptional opportunity for birdwatching enthusiasts. Set out on a boat cruise and immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of avian diversity. Spot crocodiles, hippos, and an array of bird species, including African fish eagles, pelicans, kingfishers, herons, cormorants, rare shoebills, and hammerkops. The dry seasons often bring other wildlife to the water areas, such as buffaloes and antelopes.
To book your stay at the exquisite Mihingo Luxury Safari Lodge and explore the diverse activities in Lake Mburo National Park, please don’t hesitate to contact Trek Africa Expeditions. Your journey into the heart of Uganda’s natural wonders awaits!