A Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park is one of the most safari activities to do in Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located in western Uganda it is the closest national park to Kampala and Entebbe. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and has key selling points that are, it is the only park in Uganda with eland, impala and klipspringer. It is also home to the largest population of zebras in Uganda estimated at about 5,000. This makes the park’s landscape so amazing for Wildlife viewing making the game drives in Lake Mburo National Park worth the money.
There is morning, afternoon, evening and night game drives in Lake Mburo National Park. The morning game drive starts very early in the morning at round 6:00am for chances of cats till evening, the game drives can be done at any time of the day and they are normally done along the main trails of the park. It is always better to do the game drive with a vehicle which has a pop-up roof that allows you to view clearly, even in a distance and also great Photograph. The driver guide will help you in Identifying the animals and birds as you drive on a snail speed.
How are game drives in Lake Mburo National Park worth the money?
What you pay as entrance fees for the Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park this gives you an opportunity to see wildlife as you enjoy the beautiful African wilderness sceneries which is an amazing experience worth the money. The money paid also helps in conservation of wildlife and their natural habitat in Lake Mburo National Park which makes the money spent on the game drives worth it.
Money spent on the game drives in Lake Mburo National Park and park entrance fees to the park also helps to benefit the local communities that leave near and within Lake Mburo National Park this in turn encourages the local communities to conserve and protect the wildlife in the park since their importance is known by the local communities through the 20% money they receive every year off the park entrance fees paid by tourists who visit Lake Mburo National Park. This money goes to the local communities directly through payment of the local communities who are on the lead committees and indirectly through infrastructure and projects that help contribute to a better life of the local communities through construction of schools, hospitals and practicing agriculture, this thus also makes the money spent on the game drives in Lake Mburo National Park worth it.
What is the cost of game drives in Lake Mburo National Park?
Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park can be done on different schedules of the itinerary you booked. You can opt to do Morning, afternoon, evening and night game drive to fully explore the Park but this will require more days of stay. You will be required to Pay Park entrance fees of USD40 per person for Non-foreign residents to be allowed to do game drives in Lake Mburo National Park. The night game drives cost USD40 per person per day for Foreigners and UGX 40,000 per person per day for the East Africans while the day game drives cost USD 30 for foreigners per person per day and UGX. 30,000 shillings for East Africans per person per day. The charge is paid to Uganda wildlife Authority at the Park headquarters or at the head office.
Best time to do game drives in Lake Mburo National Park
The best time to do game drives in Lake Mburo National Park is during dry season from June to September and December to February every year. The park can as well be visited all year around and you will be able to see the wildlife and do a safari in Lake Mburo National Park, dry seasons offer great sighting of wildlife compared to wet seasons.
Where to stay in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park has a variety of accommodation choices where you can stay while on your safari. The lodges range from high Market Luxurious to Budget Lodges. It is always advised to choose Lodges depending on the airstrip you are flying too for easy accessibility. The luxury hotels/Lodges include Montana Luxury tented Camp, Arcadia Lodge and Mihingo Safari Lodge and range from USD200-400 per person per night, the budget/Midrange include Rwakobo rock lodge, Lake Mburo safari lodge, Emburara lodge and these cost range from USD70-100 per person per night. Contact us with a lodge of your choice and we tailor your itinerary or even suggest for you the best option depending on your budget.
How to get to Lake Mburo National Park
By Road; The Park can be accessed by road, it is approximately 3-4 hours’ drive each way from either Kampala/ Entebbe. The park can be accessed from various main gates which include Kyanyanshara Gate linking you to Mihingo Lodge, Akagate Gate and Sanga Gate which leads you to Rwakobo Rock Lodge.
By Air; You can as well opt to for Flying Safari to Lake Mburo National Park via charter and scheduled flights from Kajjansi and Entebbe International Airport, operators of these route include Aero Link Uganda and Fly Uganda among others. This however needs to be booked in advance given the fact the routing is mostly determined by the number of travelers aboard the flight, their destination and weather. You will fly to the Airstrip in Mbarara and the flight trip is about 45 minutes and then you drive to Lake Mburo national park. The flight costs ranges from USD300 per Adult one way.
Why book your game drive in Lake Mburo National Park with Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris takes pride in customizing tailor made safaris in Lake Mburo National Park. It has a very diligent and trust worthy team. Your queries are answered within 30 minutes by our team of professional tour consultants. These consultants will make you a travel plan for you, answer to all your questions and make sure all your services are booked in advance for you to avoid inconveniences. We also have very knowledgeable safari guides depending on your language preferences. It all depends on your preference. Feel free to contact us here.