Fodor's Expert Review Mihingo Lodge

Lake Mburo National Park, Western Region, Uganda Fodor's Choice

High up on a kopje (rocky outcrop), the cottages at this superb boutique lodge blend seamlessly into the landscape. Early morning thrills come in the form of zebras congregating at the salt lick below the lodge’s rocky ledge pool. Guests in Kings cottage have spotted leopards on the adjacent rock; Klipspringer cottage has its own waterhole; and Tree cottage (as the name suggests) is built around a tree that grows through the hardwood platform. Mihingo’s eco-creds go further than design: the lodge is carbon neutral and has pioneered a community compensation scheme to help conserve leopard and hyena. If the delectable food isn’t enough to seduce you, the lodge offers plenty of romantic nooks: the sundeck below the rainwater infinity pool; the tower with near 360-degree views; and secret sundowner spots out on the rock. In addition to biking or walking safaris, Mihingo offers horseback safaris, night games drives, a tennis court, and massages. Bushcraft courses and nightly feeding of wild bushbabies on a viewing platform below the bar ensure kids love it.


  • a true eco-lodge
  • delicious buffet meals from 100% organic garden
  • vast array of activities to satisfy young and old


  • often overlooked as off the mainstream safari trail
  • limited Wi-Fi
  • holiday weekends can see it filled with expats




Phones: 256-0752-410–509


12 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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