Mihingo Lodge: The Lowdown

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What’s Mihingo Lodge really like?

As with many lodges in Uganda, you need to earn your view- there’s a fair few steps up to the lodge, where you’re rewarded with a stunning panorama opening out in front and the waterhole in the distance. Under the swooping thatched roof there’s the main dining room which serves fresh and delicious food (your reviewer was delighted to double check this), including veggies grown in the lodge garden. Below is the cosy bar, the pool and the deck, often visited by bushbabies at night.

The twelve rooms are scattered amongst the boulders either side of the main lodge. They’re well scattered apart and each is slightly different due to its location in the rocks. Some look out over the park, others over the Lake- both are spectacular. The bedrooms are beautiful tents on a deck, each tucked under thatch, with a stone bathroom off to the side.

What can I do at Mihingo Lodge?

If you’re just arriving from an international flight or a long drive, there are massages available, but if you want something more active you will be spoilt for choice. As well as game drives there are riding and mountain bike safaris, boat trips on the lake, and the chance to visit the local school and community. There is also a hide tucked away down by the waterhole for those who prefer something slightly gentler.

Giving back at Mihingo Lodge… It would be hard to list all of Mihingo’s eco and conservation projects without running to many pages. However, the lodge runs from solar power, they are carbon neutral certified and do not use plastic water bottles. They’ve also helped with a predator compensation project to help ease tensions between the local community and the park, helping to ensure the future of the wildlife.

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