ARCADIA COTTAGES LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
Arcadia Cottages Lake Mburo national park: Arcadia cottages Lake Mburo is one of the midrange accommodations where one on a Uganda safari to Lake Mburo national park can spend a night. This lodge is as well part of the Arcadia lodges that provide accommodation in different destinations in Uganda including arcadia cottages on Lake Bunyonyi. Arcadia cottages lake Mburo is strategically positioned in Lake Mburo National park near the Lake and about 2km away from Rwonyo where the park headquarters of Lake Mburo national park are situated. The lodge is also well positioned in that most of the park activities like game drives, boat cruise, guided walks and many more are easy to enjoy from this lodge. Lake Mburo national park is famous as the nearest savanna park from the Capital city of Uganda –Kampala.
Arcadia cottages consists of 8 chalets also known as cottages that include a main lodge building which has in a restaurant where meals both local and international cuisines are served, a bar where you can a variety of soft drinks and spirits as well as an open fire place.
The lodge as well has double cottages well designed and equipped with en-suite bathrooms with both hot and cold water and double beds. There are as well family cottages that have in free Wi-Fi, TV, Twin beds or double beds and bathrooms of course with hot and cold water. Each of the cottages offers comfort and fascinating views of several animals as they roam the park.
Facilities and Amenities at Arcadia cottages include;
- Laundry services
What to do while staying at Arcadia cottages Lake Mburo national park
Game drives in Lake Mburo national park: While staying to Arcadia cottages, tourists can easily enjoy a game drive to view plenty of wildlife species. Game drives are the major tourist activities done in Lake Mburo national park like any other savanna park in Uganda. While on a game drive look out for plenty of animals including Zebras, Impalas, waterbucks, Buffaloes, Uganda Kob, Giraffes, Warthogs, Crocodiles and many more.
Horse riding safaris: This is one of the sport activity enjoyed in Lake Mburo national park managed by Mihingo lodge. While on a horseback ride in Lake Mburo national park, tourists get an opportunity to come closer to the grazing animals and run after them as they try to run away from the horse.
Boat cruise safari: With the several lakes that thrill in and around Lake Mburo national park, boat cruise is yet another fascinating activity to enjoy while staying at Arcadia cottages. In fact you can even enjoy an additional lunch boat cruise. During the cruise, you have an opportunity of viewing several animals that visit the lake like Hippos, Buffaloes, Zebras, and many more plus plenty of birdlife.
Guided nature walks: Lake Mburo national park offers the best walking safari where tourists walk on foot into the wild while spotting lots of wildlife. This walking safari is not different from game drive only that this takes you to places that aren’t reachable while in a car. Taking an early morning walk is more rewarding and on a lucky day, you might land on a hyena returning from night hunting, listen to sweet melodies of birds and watch the early risers as they graze like Hippos, Buffaloes, and Zebras etc.
Birding: Lake Mburo national park is one of the best birding destination in Uganda the pearl of Africa with over 350 species of birds that include water birds, migratory birds, forest birds and many more. Some of the important birding spots in Lake Mburo include along the lake shores, in Rubanga forest and many more. Look out for the African kingfisher, African fin foot, red faced barbet and many more.
Other activities enjoyed in Lake Mburo national park include Sport fishing, Mountain biking, Quad biking, Cycling, community tours and many more.
How to get there
Since Arcadia cottages is located in Lake Mburo national park, it can be easily accessed by road transport from Kampala/ Entebbe which takes about 3-4 hours’ drive. The park is as well easy to connect from other destinations like Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park and many other destinations in western part of Uganda the pearl of Africa.