Ahh Mihingo Lodge, my peace of luxury at the end of a period working in rural Uganda. Admittedly coming from a bean diet and basic toilet facilities this was luxury at it's best, but this really was something special wherever you came from.
So many, where to begin?
Spectacular location perched high on a rocky outcrop looking down over the Lake Mburo NP.
Spacious relaxation areas with a variety of different locations, plenty of space for everyone.
Delicious 3 course Western style meals for lunch and dinner; cucumber soup was especially yummy.
Enormous lodges. I stayed in Kings room which had an incredible view of the watering hole and salt lick, along with rocks to clamber up onto, to listen to the silence and observe the animals. The bathroom with open rock shower was wonderful, and extremely liberating to stand in whilst looking out over the grassland through huge windows.
The horse back safari was excellent. I rode Elgon, a nippy ex-racehorse who took me close up to the zebra, impala and topi. It was wonderful to be able to get so close to the animals by a much more natural method. Of course it was also fun to canter/gallop across the open valley floor!
Struggling here....Ear plugs for the hyenas at night.
The staff are wonderful. Clemmie and her team work so hard to ensure everyone is happy and catered for. Being alone I thought I might struggle with the family and tour groups, but Clemmie came and joined me for dinner and I later found another friendly single traveller, so I didn't once feel uncomfortable.
Such a wonderful place, and so deserving of the many accolades it receives for being 'the best lodge in Uganda'. I wish I could have stayed longer; I would have done the ride again and explored the lake by boat (the rain on my first day prevented this). Oh and had a few more of Michael's gin and tonics.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Mihingo Hotel Lake Mburo National Park