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Sharing a passion for the African bush and a dream to open a safari lodge, multinational couple Suni and Ralph set up this lodge on the rocks of Mihingo in 2007. With its spectacular views over Lake Mburo and ample space, the pair have created a perfect sanctuary for visiting travellers. Suni and Ralph aim to operate the land self-sustainably and have a strong involvement in local culture. This is the perfect accommodation for those wanting an intimate, family atmosphere within beautiful and generous grounds.


Plan your journey

Location

Situated on over 200 privately owned acres of land, the lodge lies adjacent to Mburo National Park. The property is nestled beneath the trees on a rocky hillside overlooking the sweeping landscape of the park, covered in boulders, shrub and trees.

Rooms

Illuminated footpaths light the way to ten tented suites built on stilted wooden platforms and sheltered beneath thatched roofs. Ranging from a forest setting to lake views to some structures perched on boulders, each room is uniquely and privately located. The spacious and quietly elegant interiors boast large netted beds, wooden floors and an en-suite bathroom with solar-heated hot water. Guests are greeted by a sheltered veranda out at the front of the rooms with a directors chair to sit amid nature.

Communal Areas

The main dining area is constructed from rock, the wood of dead, weathered olive trees and native grasses found on the land and offers a spacious space to relax, dine and watch the stunning sunsets over the lake. Guests can relax by the infinity pool which stretches out generously from the rocks to merge with the landscape beyond.

Activities

Within Lake Mburo National Park, guests can enjoy lovely game drives, guided walks and boat trips on the lake where hippo, crocs and even leopard have been spotted. For those looking for a more unique way to travel through the wilderness, the lodge also offers horseback safari rides through the valleys toward Lake Kacheera, just outside the national park.

When to go

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DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in March. The altitude does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable. While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Lake Mburo National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,239 to 1,607m or 4,065 to 5,272ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 27°C/81°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Lake Mburo has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in March. The altitude does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable. While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Lake Mburo National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,239 to 1,607m or 4,065 to 5,272ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 27°C/81°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Lake Mburo has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. The air is less hazy during the wetter month, improving visibility and with that some incredible views can be seen during the sunnier periods.

While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Lake Mburo National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,239 to 1,607m or 4,065 to 5,272ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 27°C/81°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Lake Mburo has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. The air is less hazy during the wetter month, improving visibility and with that some incredible views can be seen during the sunnier periods.

While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Lake Mburo National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,239 to 1,607m or 4,065 to 5,272ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 27°C/81°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Lake Mburo has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. The air is less hazy during the wetter month, improving visibility and with that some incredible views can be seen during the sunnier periods.

While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Lake Mburo National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,239 to 1,607m or 4,065 to 5,272ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 27°C/81°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Lake Mburo has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in August. The altitude does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Lake Mburo National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,239 to 1,607m or 4,065 to 5,272ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 27°C/81°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Lake Mburo has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in August. The altitude does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Lake Mburo National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,239 to 1,607m or 4,065 to 5,272ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 27°C/81°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Lake Mburo has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. The air is less hazy during the wetter month, improving visibility and with that some incredible views can be seen during the sunnier periods.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Lake Mburo National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,239 to 1,607m or 4,065 to 5,272ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 27°C/81°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Lake Mburo has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. The air is less hazy during the wetter month, improving visibility and with that some incredible views can be seen during the sunnier periods.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Lake Mburo National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,239 to 1,607m or 4,065 to 5,272ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 27°C/81°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Lake Mburo has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. The air is less hazy during the wetter month, improving visibility and with that some incredible views can be seen during the sunnier periods.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Lake Mburo National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,239 to 1,607m or 4,065 to 5,272ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 27°C/81°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Lake Mburo has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. The air is less hazy during the wetter month, improving visibility and with that some incredible views can be seen during the sunnier periods.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Lake Mburo National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,239 to 1,607m or 4,065 to 5,272ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 27°C/81°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Lake Mburo has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. The air is less hazy during the wetter month, improving visibility and with that some incredible views can be seen during the sunnier periods.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Lake Mburo National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,239 to 1,607m or 4,065 to 5,272ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 27°C/81°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Lake Mburo has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife becomes a little more concentrated.

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