26 Jul

Mihindi Campsite & Café is the best lunch break spot in the park. Situated on the shore of Lake Mihindi, the facility is designed to create a picnic atmosphere. I made it to Lake Mihindi after covering more than half of the distance. That accorded me enough time to kick back, relax and soak up the beauty of the lake.  

Apart from Mihindi, there are three other campsites namely Muyumbu, Shakani and Mutumba. High-end accommodation services are offered by Ruzizi Tented Lodge, Magashi Camp, Karenge Bush Camp and Akagera Game Lodge. More information about accommodation options will be given in the last part of this 12-piece series.

There is another coffee shop at the park’s headquarters, about three kilometers from Kiyonza Gate. For lunch, I would recommend Mihindi Campsite & Café. However, it is advisable to have snacks and refreshments in your vehicle throughout the ride.

While munching my sandwiches, I marveled at the lake and listened to my favorite songs. I am talking about the soothing melodies produced by those birds I always write about. It is at this point when I added camping at Mihindi to my bucket list.

Before I resumed the game drive, I took a walk around the campsite and saw a low-lying electric fence installed along the shoreline to protect campers from dangerous aquatic animals.

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