Lake Mburo national park is the closest national park to Kampala and there are several well documented reasons as to why a visit to this park is ideal. Below are the key accommodations that we recommend / work with while visiting Lake Mburo National Park.
Mihingo Lodge: This is a renowned luxury lodge sitting deep within the park. The lodge sits atop a hill, perched on Rocky kopje and set up with local materials to blend with the surrounding environment. Mihingo lodge has got an expansive swimming pool overlooking a drinking hole in close proximity where the animals come to drink especially during sunny afternoons.The lodge also offers a number of activities including a nature walk to the communities outside the park boarders where you learn a lot about the Ankole culture and interact with the locals. Bush biking is another activity for the more adventurous. Mihingo Lodge also offers horse riding with great guides giving you a more regarding adventure by viewing wildlife more closely on the back of a horse. A stay at this lodge will offer relaxation, comfort and a true feeling of being one with nature!
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Rwakobo Rock; this is a mid-range facility located 1 kilometer from Nshara gate of Lake Mburo National Park. The lodge has 8 cottages that can be arranged as single, double or triple. There is also a family unit.Visitors staying at Rwakobo Rock can enjoy a number of activities including biking, walking safaris, night game drives. The staff lights up a campfire where visitors gather and enjoy their evening. There is also a watering hole near the restaurant where animals often come to drink and a hammock where you can unwind with incredible views of the expansive plains. A stay at Rwakobo Rock saves you entrance fees on your first night as it is situated right outside the park.
Eagle’s Nest Lodge; for those looking for a real African experience at a budget, Eagle’s nest lodge is the perfect choice. The lodge is situated on a hill bordering Lake Mburo National Park and has one of the best views in Uganda. Each safari tent has its own veranda overlooking the pack and bathrooms are a true bush experience while toilets are an eco-friendly invention! Showers are filled upon the visitors’ request and meals are prepared by a wood fire in big African Potjies! A stay at Eagle’s nest lodge will reward you with views to die for and a true African experience, all on a budget!
Mantana Tented Camp (UWA concession) – (Luxury Tented Accommodation): The tented camp is also known as Lake Mburo Camp. It s a tented camp offering luxury tented accommodation inside Lake Mburo National Park. It is located on the side of Rwamahungu hill (a hill of Eagles), overlooking Lake Mburo and its surrounding eco-systems; it is a peaceful area with great views of the lake and surrounding country. Mantana tented camp is a small and intimate luxury camp fitting perfectly with the environment. It offers luxurious and spacious tents on wooden decks with their large bedrooms, en-suite facilities and verandahs overlooking Lake Mburo and valley also complimented by a luxurious sitting room, bar and dining area. There are resident zebra, warthogs, water buck, impala, buffalo, civet cats and prolific bird life around the area and tents making it an ideal place to relax with a cold drink after a hot and dusty afternoon within the park!
Arcadia Cottages (UWA concession) – (Mid-range)
Arcadia cottages is found 2 kilometers from Rwonyo Park headquarters and located close to the Lake. It is thus a great place to stay and explore the park on game drives and encounter hippos and crocodiles on a boat cruise or get close and personal to nature on a guided nature walk / walking safari.
The lodge has eight self-contained cottages arranged around a central lodge building, where visitors can enjoy the tasty dishes in the restaurant or relax and take in the stunning view from the newly built raised deck. As the sun winds down, guests can unwind from an exciting day’s safari around the open fire, sipping on a cold drink from the bar while impala, warthog and the occasional hippo graze the grass just yards away.
Lake Mburo Safari Lodge – (Semi Luxury)
Mburo safari lodge is a semi luxury accommodation located right inside Lake Mburo National park. The lodge offers cottages and honeymoon house, all built on wooden platform covered with grass-thatched roof, perfectly blending with the natural environment. It offers luxury cottages, honeymoon house, a family cottage and a campground that is well located and equipped with flushing toilets, showers and electricity. Visitors can opt to use their own tents or acquire good safari tents from the lodge. Campers can cook for themselves or eat in the restaurant. The campground is well marked, leveled and well drained.
Rwonyo Rest Camp: The camp is under the management of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and offers tents and bandas, along with camping at Mazinga Camp site.
• Bookings are made directly with UWA
• Conservation Education Centre (Sanga)
It is located 1km west of Sanga Gate and also under the management of UWA.