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 the 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 amazing Game drives, Boat rides and foot safari in search of wildlife and opportunities for 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 harbours 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.
3 DAYS LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK WILDLIFE SAFARI – DETAILED ITINERARY
DAY 1: Kampala – Lake Mburo National Park
Our safari guide will pick you up 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 harboured 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 and 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: Mburo Eagle’s Nest Lodge / Rwonyo Camp (Budget).
Meal Plan: (Lunch, Dinner ).
Driving Distance from Kampala: 253 Km
Travel Time Taken from Kampala: 4/5 Hours
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 Lake Mburo, allowing you 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 the Ankole region. After proceed to Igongo Cultural Museum and later return to Kampala or transfer to Entebbe airport for your flight. End of your 3 Days Lake Mburo National Park Wildlife Safari.
The above 3 Days Lake Mburo National Park Wildlife Safari 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
- Nature Walk
- Igongo Museum Visit
- Solar Eclipse Monument Visit
- Equator Visit
- Bottled Mineral Water while on Game drives
The above 3 Days Lake Mburo National Park Wildlife Safari is Exclusive of:
- International flight Fares and Visas
- Expenses of personal nature
- Travel Insurance
- Tips & Laundry
- Alcoholic Drinks
- Optional Activities such as Horse Ridding
Time & Dates of Travel: This is a private tour, departure can be organised for any time throughout the year subject to availability of accommodation and transport.
Accommodation Booking: The Accommodations Mentioned in the Program depend on availability and Reservations are only made after your booking Confirmation. In case the mentioned accommodations are not available during the requested period, we will always do our best to book one for you in the same Class. This is done only after consulting you. While on a Safari always be sure to have all your belongings before checking out of the Accommodations to avoid losing things that may be important to you.
Transport: Our Safaris involve a lot of travelling on the main Tarmac and Dirt Roads thus transport is provided in closed 4X4 Wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers for all luxury Tours and the standard 4×4 Wheel drive Safari minivans for all Midrange – Budget Safaris. All Vehicles are provided with pop-top roofs for easy and excellent safari viewing. All passengers will have a dedicated window seat. Your professional English-speaking and courteous driver/guide will be at your disposal for questions or translations.
For fly-in Tours/safaris / Private Charter flights: a combination of light aircraft and small plane Charters can fly you to all National Parks in Uganda Such as;
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Kisoro and Kihihi Airstrip) for your Gorilla Trekking Safari.
- Queen Elizabeth National Park (Mweya and Kasese Airstrip) to view the Park’s Big Five Game Safari.
- Murchison Falls National Park (Pakuba and Chobe Airstrip ) to view the Park’s Big Five Game Safari and the Murchison Falls.
- Lake Mburo National Park ( Mbarara Airstrip)
- Kibale Forest National Park ( Kasese Airstrip)
- Kidepo National Park. These Flights decrease the miles on the ground needed to reach remote destinations. This is also Combined with the use of closed 4×4 Wheel Drive Vehicles with pop-top roofs that pick you up from the Airfields since they are located far away from the National Parks and Lodges that are usually in remote areas and this may involve some travelling on main tarmac or dirt roads to reach the final destinations.
What to Carry with you for your 3 Days Lake Mburo National Park Wildlife Safari safari
- A rain jacket is essential as it could unpredictably Rain
- Light Clothes as the sun does shine pretty bright in Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks
- Torch is essential for safety purposes
- Sunglasses to protect you from direct sun rays
- A zoom lens Camera for photographs
- A good insect repellent to keep those persistent Insects and Mosquitoes away.
NB: It is not a Guarantee to see all the Various Animals in the Parks, especially Cats but there is a great chance that you might see them during an Evening or Early Morning Game drive because it is less hot around that time and therefore the animals are freely roaming around as opposed to typical afternoon hours when it gets too hot for the animals and they go undertaking cover from the sun.
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