Mihingo luxury safari Lodge –Mihingo is a luxurious, family owned lodge in a magical setting adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. Perched high on a rocky kopje, whose pre-Cambrian granite boulders were formed over 500 million years ago, it has spectacular views over a vast savannah landscape. Designed to blend in with its fragile surroundings, this environmentally friendly lodge offers comfort, relaxation and the experience of being at one with nature.
An infinity pool overlooks the valley below where buffalo, eland, impala, warthogs, bush buck and zebra can be seen at the waterhole. On the rocks you may have the rare chance of seeing the resident family of Klipspringers. We cannot guarantee that you will see a leopard, but on a night game drive you do have a good chance. As Rungwe Kingdon (the son of the well-known wildlife author, Jonathan Kingdon, and one of Mihingo’s guests) once told us “I have seen more leopards in Lake Mburo National Park than any other park in East Africa.
The park is open to all visitors who intend to do guided nature walking safaris and is usually conducted along with an armed park ranger guide. From Rwonyo the park center, the guided walks take you to the salt lick presumably the best places for numerous wildlife.
Safari game drives
Lake Mburo hosts 68 mammal and 350 bird species in high concentration. With a growing giraffe family and a healthy hippo population, you just might be surprised at all the wildlife this little park packs in. We highly recommend going for the optional boat ride so you don’t miss the crocodiles, and the prime bird viewing from the water. Please note that while we do not currently have a safari vehicle onsite, we can help arrange a car if you do not come with your own; this is subject to availability.
Lake Mburo is so far one of the best places for clients to search for nocturnal wildlife in the park such as the illusive leopard, porcupine, white tailed mongoose and not the forgetting the sounds of wild animals like hyenas, zebras, buffalos and bush babies.
Lake national park is the ability for one to carry out a game viewing exercise while riding a horse. The fascinating activity gives the park a distinction from the rest of the country’s national park as horse riding while viewing wildlife can only be done at lake Mburo national park The activity is done at Mihingo lodge under the guidance of trained staff in conjunction with the park rangers. The horseback ride in Lake Mburo can take 1-3 hours as you explore the beauty of the national park savannah coupled by the view of the wild game.
Fishing is yet another tourism activity carried at Lake Mburo, The lake is endowed with 6 fish species, with the most commonly caught species being tilapia. Other species include: cat fish, lung fish, tiger fish, Angara fish and barbell. The most common fishing spot at the Mburo is Mazinga, for those tourist interested I doing a fish safari have to carry their own equipment and as access permits from Uganda wildlife Authority.
One of the lodges near Lake Mburo national park is passionate about conserving the local traditions and cultures of the Bahima people. They therefore have partnered up with a local family, close to the lodge, that has opened their doors to give the guests staying at the lodge or near the lodge a small insight into the way of life of a Bahima. You will learn about how to make the local ghee while listening to some of the women talk about their traditions and the cultures. Depending on the time of the tour you may even have the opportunity to milk some of the Ankole cows.
Another rewarding activity one ought to look for, when they are in Lake Mburo national park is a boat cruise. The cruise on the lake equally guarantees one a view of the amazing flora and fauna at the national park alongside wildlife such as crocodiles, hippos and bird species such as African fish eagles, pelican, king fishers, herons, cormorants, rare African finfoot and hammerkops. It’s also realized that during the dry seasons, some wildlife also are frequent habitants o the water areas some of which include buffaloes and antelopes.
Another rewarding activity one ought to look for, when they are in Lake Mburo national park is a boat cruise. The cruise on the lake equally guarantees one a view of the amazing flora and fauna at the national park alongside wildlife such as crocodiles, hippos and bird species such as African fish eagles, pelican, king fishers, herons, cormorants, rare shoe bills and hammerkops. It’s also realized that during the dry seasons, some wildlife also are frequent habitants o the water areas some of which include buffaloes and antelopes.Contact Great Adventure Safaris for more details about Mihingo luxury safari Lodge and activities in Lake Mburo national Park in Uganda