How long does a Boat cruise on Lake Mburo take in Lake Mburo National Park? A boat cruise on Lake Mburo takes 2 to 3 hours and this is done in two sessions per day one starts in the morning between 9 to 11am and the other late in the afternoon 2:00pm to 5:00pm giving you an opportunity to see several large water mammals including hippos, and land mammals that come to drink, feed, and bathe around the shores. The park is 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.
What you pay for the boat cruise on Lake Mburo this gives you an opportunity to see wildlife as you enjoy the cruise which is an amazing experience. The money paid also helps in the conservation of wildlife and their natural habitat Lake Mburo National Park which makes the money spent on the boat cruise on Lake Mburo worth it.
Money spent on the boat cruise on Lake Mburo 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 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 boat cruise on Lake Mburo in Lake Mburo National Park worth.
How to book the boat cruise on Lake Mburo
A boat cruise on Lake Mburo in Lake Mburo National Park can be booked in advance through Uganda Wildlife Authority or on arrival at the park at the pier before you board the boat to go for the cruise along the Channel. There is also an option to book through the community boats on arrival in case you miss out on the set departures of Uganda Wildlife Authority boats. The boat cruise on Lake Mburo in Lake Mburo National Park cost $30 and is done in shifts between 9 am to 5 pm. Each cruise lasts for two hours and starts from pier.
Best time to do the boat cruise on Lake Mburo
The best time to do the boat cruise on Lake Mburo is during Dry season from June to September and December to February every year is the best time to visit Lake Mburo National park great time when animals are very common on the shores of the channel. 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 boat cruise on 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 20minutes 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.