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June 10, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm EAT
Friday 9th June is a public holiday, why not plan an exciting long weekend in the bush? Mihingo Lodge is hosting their annual Marathon in the beautiful Lake Mburo national park.
Run wild with zebras, warthogs, eland and impala in support of the Mihingo Conservation Foundation, supporting a local school with 180 children and compensating farmers for livestock killed by leopard and hyena to stop them from being poisoned. There is more info on this on the MCF Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/Mihingo-Conservation-Foundation-978654725493379/?fref=ts
The Charity Run and Mountain Bike Race includes the following event; 5 km Fun Run/ Walk $30, 10 km Run, Half or Full Marathon and 21 km Mountain Bike Race all $40 under 15’s all events $20. The registration fees include a T-shirt with all profits going to Mihingo Conservation Foundation. The race start will be at 7:00 am on 10th June 2017.
Camping at Mihingo
Mihingo Camping grounds are available at the race site near Mihingo Lodge. Camp facilities include cold showers, long drop toilets, drinking water, firewood, dustbin and washing up points. Mihingo camping fees are $10 US per person per night free for under 3’s. The campsite is open from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June 2017 only. Please note food will not be available at Mihingo Lodge for campers, please bring your own or if you would like to join in the camp meals please note it on your registration form. Food will be provided at $8 per dinner (Friday & Saturday), $8 per lunch (Saturday only) and $4 for breakfast (Saturday & Sunday). The food will be simple and good, but nothing fancy, not like the Mihingo Lodge food.
Travel to Lake Mburo
Head out of Kampala along the Masaka/Mbarara road. Approximately an hour after Masaka you will pass through Lyantonde town, this is the best place to refuel before turning off the main road.
Accessing Mihingo campsite & Lodge
Through the Park:
15km’s after Lyantonde you will pass a small trading centre Akageti. 500m metres after this is the turning to Lake Mburo National Park. Follow this road to Nshara Gate. From Nshara to Mihingo always take the left turning at each junction. You will then reach Kanyashara gate. From here turn right and continue up the hill if you are staying at the lodge. If you are camping follow the campsite signs from the gate. Park entry fees will apply. Please find them here: http://www.ugandawildlife.org/images/pdfs/Tariffs-2014-2015.pdf
Outside the Park:
No park entry fees need to be paid. Before the turning to Lake Mburo you will pass through Akageti trading centre. Towards the end of this trading centre on the left there is a main murram road. Turn left on to this and follow. After approximately half an hour (15km) you will pass through a small trading centre called Akashenshero. Continue straight along the murram road for another kilometre. There will be a turning to your right with a sign to the camp. Follow these signs for another 2km and you will arrive. You will need to have a 4 x 4 car to access this road if it has been raining a lot, drive time is approximately 40 minutes to the camping grounds from the main road. If you would like a boda to guide you, it should cost approximately 3,000 UGX from Akashenshero.