Top Activities and Attractions in Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo National Park gives you an opportunity to enjoy wildlife up close, while in Lake Mburo National park you can do various activities and see various attractions including game drives, walking safaris, nature walk, and horseback riding among others. Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest savannah national park in Uganda; it is a home to an impressive diversity of wildlife with 69 mammal species and 332 bird species. Lake Mburo National Park is the only park in Uganda that contains impalas and the only one in western Uganda where you can see the Zebras, Giraffes and Elands. Various Top Activities and Attractions in Lake Mburo National Park can be explored while on our various safari trips.
Activities to do in Lake Mburo National Park
Day Game drives in Lake Mburo National Park
Game drives in Lake Mburo National Park can be done in the morning, mid-morning, afternoon and evening hours, this means any time you arrive at the park you will be able to do a game drive to search for wildlife, the best time though is during morning and evening hours, this will give you a opportunity to see various savannah animals and birds including Giraffes, Zebras, Elands, Topis, Impalas among others.
Night Game Drives in Lake Mburo National Park
A night Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park gives you a chance to see nocturnal animals such as bushbabys, pottos and depending on luck a leopard though this is very rear.
Lake Mburo Boat Safari
This is done on Lake Mburo; this two hour voyage gives you an opportunity to watch crocodiles and hippos among various water animals including a variety of birds.
A Walking Safari in Lake Mburo gives you an opportunity to spend time with savannah animals in this park up-close giving you a great experience like no other great opportunity for photographs and learning about these animals.
Mountain Biking in Lake Mburo is operated by Rwakobo Rock and Leopard Rest Camp; this as well gives you an opportunity to experience wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park Up-close.
Lake Mburo National Park hosts 332 species of birds making it one of the great places to go for birding in Uganda, the bird list of this park contains papyrus and acacia species which include the papyrus gonelek, papyrus yellow warbler, white-winged warbler and the shoebill stork.
The small tract of forest on the western side of Lake Mburo is a home to a variety of forest bird species giving more areas for birding.
The Horseback safaris operated by Mihinga lodge are another activity in Lake Mburo national park that gives you an up-close encounter with wildlife in the park. However for this activity you will need to book in advance contact us here given the fact it sells out very quickly.
Attractions in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National park contains an impressive diversity of wildlife with 69 mammal species, a number of this park’s herbivores are rarely and many are only found here. Lake Mburo is the only park in Uganda where you can find the impalas and the only one in western Uganda where you can see the Giraffes, Zebras and Elands.
Lake Mburo National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Uganda and it attracts many avian tourists throughout the year, the park has over 332 recorded bird species.
Local Ankole Cattle
Parts of Lake Mburo National Park are grazing areas for various local herds’ men whom on your game drive in some parts of the park you will be able to meet with this giving you an opportunity to see and learn about the local tradition Ankole cattle, only fond in Uganda commonly described as the cattle with long horns
View Points and Sightseeing
The lake Mburo side track climbs onto Kigarama Hill which provides a panoramic view of Lake Mburo as well as the Lake Mburo plains offering great breathtaking sights for photographs.
How to access Lake Mburo National Park
By Road: Lake Mburo National Park is located between the towns of Masaka and Mbarara close to the main south western road that links Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. It is 228km drive from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park which takes you approximately 3-4 hours drive each way. 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. The park is close to the main road making it easy for accessibility you will need to follow sign posts of Uganda Wildlife Authority.
By Air; Flying Safari to Lake Mburo National Park is also available 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 with the minimum being 4 people.
Where to stay in Lake Mburo National Park
Lodge options in Lake Mburo National Park you can stay in range from budget, mid-range to luxury. Budget options include Rwonyo Rest Camp, UWA Bandas and Camp Site, Leopard Rest Camp and Mantana Tented Camp among others fares range from 90-100 dollars a night per person, mid-range options include Rwakobo Rock Lodge, Mpongo Lodge, Mburo Safari Lodge and Acadia Lodge among others fares range from 100-200 dollars a night per person and then Luxury options Mihingo Safari Lodge and Emburara Lodge among others fares range from 200-400 dollars a night per person.
For travelers visiting Lake Mburo National Park by air we do recommend you spend atleast a night in Entebbe or Kampala before the start and end day of your safari given the fact the flight routing times change and to avoid all this it is better to have a night to well arrange your travel, then as well to avoid risk of missing the flight in case of uncertainties like loss of your luggage, missed connecting flight to Entebbe on your flight to Uganda among others.
Best time to visit Lake Mburo National Park
The best time to visit Lake Mburo National Park is during the dry months of December to February and then June to October during this time the road accessing the park are dry and driving through is easy compared to wet season, as well viewing wildlife and doing game drives it is easy given the fact during this time many animals converge at the various water points in the park and seeing them it is very easy compared to wet seasons of March to May and Later October to November. However the park can as well be visited throughout the year and you will be able to do the above activities in Lake Mburo National Park.
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