Emburara Farm Lodge revolves around the life of the treasured Ankole longhorned cattle.

At Emburara Farm lodge you are invited to experience the life, culture and norms around the beautiful, gentle Ankole cows, so you too can learn why they are so treasured!

Emburara Farm Lodge

Emburara Farm lodge is just 14 Kms away from Mbarara city center on Mbarara – Ibanda road. It offers a comfortable stay in a serene farm setting.

The Lodge derives its name from a local tall grass called Emburara (Hyperemia ruffa) which the Ankole Cattle keepers treasured and still treasure as the best fodder for their cows as it boosts the fat content of the milk thus enabling the production of high grade cow ghee. Mbarara district, where the lodge is located, is actually believed to have picked its name from Emburara grass that used to cover the whole area.

Experiencing farm life

Besides amenities like swimming, a gym, a fully stocked bar and a fantastic restaurant, Emburara Farm Lodge offers various farm tours.

To open your eyes to how much Ankole cows are loved, you can join in Okukama (Milking), Okuriisa (herding a cattle) and Okweshera (taking the cows to the watering trough). Below you see John, smearing the watering hole with a type of mud which is made from the sand of termite mounds. This special concoction is high in iron and the cows absolutely love it!

A fantastic location to discover South Western Uganda

Mbarara’s location makes it the perfect place from which to discover a wide range of Ugandan highlights:

  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Kibale National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Mgahinga National Park

A high end eco lodge with a twist

If you’re heading to the South West of Uganda, don’t miss out on an amazing opportunity to get pampered while discovering how much the Ankole cows are loved by their keepers. Whether you’re coming back from gorilla trekking or a wild and bumpy safari, Emburara Farm Lodge will leave you and the family energized and replenished for the journey back home.

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