3 DAYS LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK WILDLIFE SAFARI
Our 3 Days Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari is to one of Uganda’s Smallest but closest and most accessible National Park to the Cities of Kampala and Mbarara Respectively. It is located in the Western part of Uganda along the Masaka – Mbarara Highway.
Lake Mburo National Park is recovering from the wildlife – human conflict of the 1970s where important Animals like lions were killed to extinction, however with the Efforts of Uganda Wildlife Authority to restore the National Park to its former glory some animals such as lions and giraffes have been restored. This 3 Days Wildlife Safari will grant you for amazing Game drives, Boat ride and foot safari in search for Wildlife and opportunities of Bird watching with about 313 bird species recorded including the Rare shoebill stork, White winged Warbler, crested Francolin and many others.
Lake Mburo National Park harbors several species not observed elsewhere in Uganda. It is the only national park in Uganda with a large number of impalas (from which Kampala city derives its name), and only one of the three protected areas countrywide where the Burchell’s zebras can be seen. Other antelopes easily seen in Lake Mburo National Park are topis, bushbucks, common duikers, oribis, Defassa waterbucks, and Bofor reedbucks. The lake and lush fringing vegetation support healthy populations of buffalos, warthogs, bush-pigs and hippopotamus. Large herds of the majestic elands roam the park too.
In the swampy areas of the park, it is possible to see Sitatungas, a swamp-dwelling antelope. Only two diurnal primates have been seen in Lake Mburo National Park, the vervet monkey and olive baboon. At Lake Mburo National Park, nocturnal calls of the spotted hyena can be heard through the night. Leopards, side-striped jackals and various smaller predators are also present, most visibly the white-tailed mongoose and three otter species reside near the lakes.
DETAILED ITINERARY FOR YOUR 3 DAYS UGANDA LAKE MBURO WILDLIFE SAFARI
DAY 1: Kampala – Lake Mburo National Park
Our safari guide will pick you from your hotel and depart by road to Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo is one of Uganda’s smaller national parks extending over 370sq Km of undulating territory. Have a stopover at the Equator for photography, and at Royal Drum makers to see the ceremonial drums of the Buganda Kingdom. Have Lunch Enroute. Proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive will give you the chance to view different animals harbored in the park. These include Burchell’s zebras, Oribis, Defassa waterbucks, Bohor reedbuck, impalas, elands and other ungulates. There are also bird viewing opportunities since the park is blessed with a number of birds such as African fin foot, papyrus bush shrike. After checking in, you will take an evening game drive. Dinner and Overnight at
Luxury Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge / Mantana Tented Camp
Midrange Accommodation: Rwakobo rock Lodge / Mburo Safari Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Mpogo Lodge / Mburo Eagle’s Nest Lodge / Arcadia Cottages
Rwonyo Camp (Budget).
Meal Plan: (Lunch, Dinner / HB).
Estimated Distance from Kampala: 253 KM
Estimated Journey Time taken from Kampala: 3Hours Drive
DAY 2: Game drive – Nature walk – Boat cruise on the Lake Mburo
Take a morning game drive to catch up with the early risers. Return to the lodge for breakfast. A ranger guide takes you for a nature walk to the Salt Lick Area which is a strategically located wooden platform (Observation point). You will have the chance to see at least four different species of animals at any one point while they lick the salty soil. Lake Mburo is the only place in this part of Uganda where you can see zebras and Impalas licking salt. It’s also the best place to see the African Eland, Africa’s largest antelope! After lunch we proceed for a boat ride on the Lake Mburo giving you the chance to view water animals like; Crocodiles, Hippopotamus and water birds including; Fish Eagles, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, Cormorant, and the rare shoebill stork. Return to your lodge for a relaxed evening for dinner and overnight as above. Meal Plan: FB
DAY 3: A visit to the Eclipse Monument & Igongo Cultural Museum and later return to Kampala
After breakfast, we shall check out of our Lodge and proceed with our journey to the Eclipse Monument for interesting History about the most powerful kingdoms of Ankole region. After proceed to Igongo Cultural Museum and later return to Kampala or transfer to Entebbe airport for flight.
The above Safari Itinerary is Inclusive of:
– All Accommodation and Meals as Per the Tour Plan / Itinerary
– All Ground Transport and Fuel in a 4×4 wheel drive.
– An Experienced English speaking Driver guide and all his Expenses
– Park Entrance fees, Vehicle Entrance Fees
– Ranger Guide Fees
– Game drive
– Boat Cruise on the Lake Mburo
-Igongo Museum Visit
-Solar Eclipse Monument Visit
-Bottled Mineral Water while on Game drives
The above Safari Itinerary is Exclusive of:
– International flight Fares and Visas
– Expenses of personal nature
– Tips & Laundry
– Alcoholic Drinks
– Optional Activities such as Horse Ridding