2022 Activities in Lake Mburo national park
2022 Activities in Lake Mburo national park; Lake Mburo national park is the smallest savannah vegetation located in western Uganda along Kampala-Mbarara highway. The national park covers a total area of 370 square kilometers which is comprised open savannah vegetation, woodland, swamps among others which harbor different animal species like buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, impalas, elands, oribi, waterbucks, topi, warthogs, bushbucks, reedbucks, leopards, hippos, Nile crocodiles, hyenas among others and more than 310 bird species including papyrus gonolek, blue headed coucal, bare faced go away bird, African wattled lapwing among others. Lake Mburo national park offers interesting activities to tourists on a safari in Uganda which include,
2022 Activities in Lake Mburo national park
Game drives in Lake Mburo national park
Game drive is the major activity in Lake Mburo national park where tourists get a chance to explore the park in a comfortable pop up safari vehicle. Game drives in the park can either be done in the morning or in the afternoon with a professional driver guide who will help you to spot animals like elands, buffaloes, warthogs, zebras, giraffes, waterbucks, topi, impalas, oribi, bushbucks, predators like hyenas and leopards.
Lake Mburo national park also offers night game drive where you will be able to drive around the park at night with spotlight torches in search of nocturnal animals. During the night game drive where you will be accompanied by an armed game ranger, you will be able to view nocturnal animals like leopards, hyenas, bush babies, porcupines, view hippos grazing among others.
Boat cruise in Lake Mburo national park
Boat cruise is an interesting activity in Lake Mburo national park where you will be able to cruise alongside wildlife species including buffaloes, warthogs, waterbucks among others drinking water along the shores, view hippos and crocodiles in water, aquatic bird species like the shoebill stork, hornbills, cormorants, king fishers, fish eagles, bee-eaters, herons, pelicans, hammer kops among others. You will also be able to view fisher men preparing their fishing gears for night fishing among others.
Nature walks/ hiking in Lake Mburo national park
Nature walk is an exciting activity in Lake Mburo national park where you will be able to explore the park on foot with the company of an experienced park guide and park ranger to protect you from dangerous animals. During the guided nature walk you will follow different trails including trails to the salt lick at Rwonyo, trails to Rubanga forest, trails to the lake banks among others. During the nature walk you will get up-close and personal to different wildlife species, view variety of bird species, colorful butterflies, listen to sweet sounds of bird species, take beautiful pictures, enjoy the cool breeze among others.
Horseback riding in Lake Mburo national park
Horseback riding is an adventurous activity in Lake Mburo national park where tourists get an opportunity to see different wildlife species while on a horse back. Lake Mburo national park is however the only national park in Uganda that offers the interesting horseback riding, during the horseback ride, experienced riders spend 4 to 5 hours while the beginners or inexperienced riders are recommended to only walk. During horseback riding you will be able to view animals like zebras, waterbucks, bushbucks, warthogs, impalas, topi, giraffes, duiker, elands, view predators like leopards if you are lucky among others.
Bird watching in Lake Mburo national park
Lake mburo national park is a home of more than 310 recorded bird species including water birds, forest birds, savannah birds and migratory birds which make Lake Mburo national park one of the best birding destinations in Uganda. Bird watching in Lake Mburo national park is done in different areas like Rwonyo camp, Rubanga forest, swampy valleys of Mariti, salt lick area among others. during bird watching you will be accompanied by an experienced bird guide who will help you to spot different bird species like Nubian wood pecker, rufous bellied heron, white headed barbet, bare faced go away, black bellied bustard, red shouldered tit, African fish eagle, long tailed cisticola, grey crowned crane, white winged tit, red shouldered cuckoo, red faced barbet, yellow breasted apalis, emerald spotted wood dove, African scops owl, papyrus gonolek, shoebill stork, brown chested lapwing, white winged swamp warbler among others.
Sport fishing in Lake Mburo national park
Sport fishing is another interesting activity in Lake Mburo national park which is carried out at Mazinga area. The national park has six types of fish species which are caught during the fishing experience including tilapia, lung fish, tiger fish, cat fish, Angara fish and barbell . Fish anglers are should carry their own fishing equipment’s and they are required to first acquire sport fishing permits which are obtained at the park headquarters or from Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Best time to visit Lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo national park can be visited anytime throughout the year though the best time is during the dry season also known as the peak season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February. During the dry season animals will gather around the water bodies to drink water and vegetation in the park with be thin due to little rainfall which helps you to clearly view abundant wildlife animals.
How to get to Lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo national park is located in western Uganda and can be accessed by road transport means where by you will drive from Kampala/ Entebbe via Masaka to the park headquarters which takes about 4 to 5 hours’ drive in a 4 WD safari vehicle.
The park can also be accessed by air transport means whereby you will book charter or scheduled flights from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Mbarara airstrip and then connect to the park headquarters by road.
Where to stay in Lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo national park has a number of accommodation facilities where you can stay during your Uganda safari. The accommodations range from luxury, midrange, budget and campsites including Mihingo Lodge, Rwakobo Rock Lodge, Mburo Safari Lodge, Arcadia Lodge, Mpogo Safari Lodge, Leopard Rest Camp, Rwonyo Rest Camp, Mantana Tented Camp, Mburo Eagles Nest Lodge among others.
Lake Mburo national park is one of the best destinations that shouldn’t be missed during your safari in Uganda, for more information, you can contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website for affordable packages.