Mihingo Lodge

Mihingo Lodge a luxurious, family owned lodge in Lake Mburo

Mihingo lodge 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, Mihingo Lodge 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”.

To further enhance your experience of wild Africa, Mihingo is the only lodge in Uganda to offer daytime and overnight horse safaris into the national park.


Mihingo Lodge has 12 luxury, tented rooms designed to provide guests with privacy and tranquillity. Each room has its own unique charm and character, whether it is nestled in forest, overlooking the lake, perched on a rocky outcrop or down by the water hole. Although no two rooms are the same, Suni and Ralph have ensured they all share stunning views and provide guests with a light and airy sanctuary and a feeling of being alone in the bush.

Mihingo Lodge Lake Mburo
Mihingo lodge Lake Mburo

Each spacious canvas tent is equipped with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water, showers, and flush loos. The rooms have been sensitively designed to complement the local environment with great attention to detail. The doorways are framed by stunning pieces of dead olive wood found on the land.

The outside walls reflect the colours of the African soil, created with the help of a specialist from Lamu who mixed natural coloured pigments into the cement. Several of the rooms dramatically incorporate the granite boulders into the design of the bathrooms. As an environmentally friendly lodge all the lights are solar powered and each room has its own solar powered water heater.

Bush Buck and Impala have their own salt lick allowing guests to sit on their balcony and watch animals come and go.


Mihingo Lodge offers the largest variety of activities possible in any National Park in Uganda.
From exhilarating horse rides with many different options, exciting walking safaris, night game drives with a chance of seeing some of the nocturnal animals, various different game drives including one with a walk onto a stunning viewing point, a lovely boat trip with hundreds of hippos and lots of birds, relaxing massages, a walk to the hide near the waterhole and the chance to watch bush babies in the evening from the platform below the bar.

Jogging and mountain bike tours are also possible outside the Park and we offer walks to a Bahima home with a little insight into rural life in this area.

There are eighteen different activities to explore at Mihingo Lodge so you will need several days to experience a few of all we have to offer.

Some guests have an active time but others come for a week and enjoy Mihingo Lodge and its surroundings without really leaving the place. Everything is possible.

The only place in Uganda to enjoy a horse safari in a National Park

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