3 Days Lake Mburo National Park tour

Lake Mburo National Park may be Uganda’s smallest savanna park but it packs a punch when it comes to delivering an amazing encounter with some of Africa’s famous wildlife. The park covers an area of about 260 square kilometers consisting of rolling hills, savanna grassland, rocky outcrops, valleys, acacia woodlands, swamps and lakes. Lake Mburo National park is thought to be an extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti plains and will treat you to incredible biodiversity and landscape that is different from other parks in Uganda. Fourteen lakes are found within the park and each is surrounded by vast wetlands allowing over 300 species of birds to thrive.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and go for a Game drive

Our Guide/Driver will pick you up from your hotel or residence after taking your breakfast in the morning to start the approximately 4-hour journey to Lake Mburo National Park. Lunch will be taken in Mbarara town.

On reaching the park, you will be taken to your hotel for check-in and refreshment. After check-in and relaxation, the Driver will take you for the first game drive to see giraffes, Buffaloes, bush babies, Zebras, Elands, antelopes, and many of the park animals along the Kigambira loop trail. This could be in the evening or afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at an accommodation of your choice.

Day 2: Game drive – Afternoon Lake Mburo Boat cruise

After breakfast on day 2, we will head out to the Kazuma track for a game drive. The Kazuma track offers amazing views of the park including the rolling hills and all the five lakes. This game drive will involve exploring the deeper parts of the park for encounters with Zebras, Eland, waterbucks, bushbucks, warthogs, impalas, Klipspringer, and many other mammals. This morning game drive will allow you to sport the night creatures and predators like hyenas, leopards, and jackals.

You will then return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation before heading out for an afternoon boat ride close to the shores of Lake Mburo. During this cruise, birders will be able to spot many birds including the African finfoot, African grey hornbill, Brown Parrot, Common Scimitar bill, Crested Francolin, fish eagles, herons, Nubian Woodpecker, papyrus bush strike, pelicans, shoebill stork, weaver birds, white-winged warbler and Yellow-breasted Apalis.

Dinner and overnight at an accommodation of your choice.

Day 3: Nature walk/ Community experience/ Quad biking safari/ Horseback safari and transfer to Kampala.

On this final day of this 3-day safari, you will have a choice of which activities to enjoy after breakfast. You can choose to go for a walking safari, birding, fishing, cycling, quad biking or a safari on a horseback.

Note that Lake Mburo National Park is the only park where one can take part in a horseback safari and (or) a quad biking safari.

The best place to go for a guided nature walk is at the salt lick area. This is where Zebras, Impalas, and other park animals go to lick salt. A hidden wooden platform has been constructed where visitors can go and watch as park animals visit the salt mine. If you are not interested in the nature walk, you can go and discover the park using a quad bike, mountain bike or on horseback.

The horseback safari allows you to get very close to the park animals as they are less alert in the company of horses. All these activities are led by a game ranger who knows where to find the animals.

Those who are interested in a rewarding cultural experience can opt for the village walk which goes up to the Enyemembwa center. Here you will encounter the local Banyankore herdsmen with their unique long-horned Ankole cows. The Banyankore are cattle keepers with most of their customs and traditions centered around their cattle. You can visit one of the homes and learn how to milk a cow or go out grazing in the savanna.

After your chosen experience, we will exit the park to return to the airport, Kampala City or other drop-off point of your choice.

 

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