Mihingo Lodge. We have stayed there before and loved the chalet and its balcony etc., The space is enormous and the food excellent. We had no complaints at all. However it is a long way from the central area and this is a drawback unless you partake of the ‘activities’ on offer at the Lodge such as Horseriding and Quadbiking (Ugh!).
There are now Lions in this Park, we found Pugmarks and heard ‘singing’ at night. How long they will survive the Nomadic Cattle men’s poison is anyone’s guess but the Rangers did seem concerned to protect them.
We took a boat trip and walking safari with an excellent Ranger/Scout named Moses. Do ask for him if birds are your hobby as he is the only Ranger with this interest. He actually got us along the Riverine Forest Ruizi track for the first time in six visits. With his help we found several notable birds such as ShoeBill, Whitebacked Night Heron, Finfoot of course and my first Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher.
There is another Lodge now as Acadia Cottages (same as Bunyoni) have opened 8 bungalows. This is located a short distance south of the main Rwonyo Camp in Acacia groves. Many Bushbuck and Warthog and smaller critters appeared quite relaxed around guests. They looked very nice when we called and the Mess/Bar/Restaurant area was attractive. Menus on blackboards looked encouraging. Charges $120 for double $80 single.