Mihingo Lodge is a peaceful and luxurious retreat adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. Situated on over 200 privately owned acres, it has 10 luxury tented rooms built on raised wooden platforms covered by thatched roofs. all with en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water, shower and flush toilet. Each room is named after an animal or natural feature and is secluded from the others. They are arranged in various locations including the forest, by the lake and on rock outcrops.
The main dining area is a large thatched structure built from rocks, wood and native grasses. Adjoining this room there's a lovely circular lounge, while the lounge on the upper floor offers panoramic views. At a lower level, an infinity swimming pool stretches out from the rocks and seems to disappear into the vast landscape beyond. From all these areas, you can enjoy views of the valley and stunning sunsets over Lake Mburo National Park. Animals gathering in the valley provide fantastic game viewing, and you'll also see wildlife, including the resident family of bushbabies, at the nearby water hole.
Apart from relaxing by the pool, enjoying the sounds of nature, or watching nearby wildlife, you can take advantage of the numerous activities offered by Mihingo Lodge. These include boat trips on the lake, forest and savannah walks, horse riding, mountain biking and game drives in the national park.
Open: All year round.
Location: Adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park.
Rooms: 10 luxury tented rooms.
Activities: Day and night game drives, guided bush walks, boat excursions on the lake, horse back safaris, mountain bike rides, tennis and watching animals from the observation hide. Lodge staff can arrange bush breakfasts and sundowners in special locations.
Facilities: The main dining area is built of thatch, rocks and local materials and overlooks the park. There is a circular sitting room next door, plus an upstairs lounge. Just below is an infinity pool stretching out from the rocks. There is also a secluded and shaded deck, sometimes used for private dining, and an ideal sport for sundowner drinks. Massages can be arranged.
Dining: Meals are served in the dining area and is under the stars if weather permits. Much of the produce is grown in the lodge's own vegetable garden.
Children: Children of 5 years and over are welcome but some activities require an age limit of 15 years and over.
Health:This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is a limited mobile reception, no direct ‘phone or fax and limited internet.
In appreciation of its fragile surroundings, Mihingo Lodge is an environmentally friendly accommodation. The buildings are constructed in such a way as to melt into the rocky outcrops and savannah landscape around them. Electricity is provided by solar panels and there is a natural water catchment system to take advantage of the rains. Employees of Mihingo Lodge have received training in hospitality services, and the management is dedicated to providing an exceptional safari experience for every visitor.
"I know we were on a short schedule, but we wish we had had an extra day to see everything that Mihingo had to offer. Great view from the lodge, lovely staff, and I think we could have spent hours at the animal hide."
The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499