Activities in Lake Mburo National Park
Activities in Lake Mburo National Park include the amazing venture in which travelers can engage in so that they can enjoy their safari in Uganda. Lake Mburo National Park is one of the most rewarding national parks in Uganda that a tourist can visit to ensure that you have an amazing trip while in Uganda. The park is famous for its high numbers of herbivores like the oribi, reed bushbucks, common eland, African buffalo, hippopotamus, warthogs, and the most common herbivore the zebras.
Activities in Lake Mburo National Park
Interested in having a great time while in the park you can participate in some of the activities the park has to offer like;
BOAT RIDES: In the park, you will find Lake Mburo where the name of the park was derived from, Lake Mburo offers the perfect opportunity for tourists to participate in boat rides/boat cruise in Lake Mburo in order to have an amazing Lake Mburo National Park tour while in the park. While carrying out boat rides on the lake, you will get the chance to see a number of bird species including, Blue Quails, he Lesser and Great Swamp Warblers, Chubb’s and Caruthers’s Cisticola Black Crake, Common Squacco, Striated, Black-headed, Herons White-headed, and Black-billed Barbet, Greenwood Hoopoe, Blue-breasted Shining-blue Kingfishers, Lilac-breasted Roller, Black-winged Bishop, Great White, and Pink-backed Pelicans, during the boat rides you will also see a number of other animal and amphibian species, for instance, the crocodiles can be seen sun-basking. You can also have the chance to see a number of animal species in the plains of the park, for instance, the zebras, antelopes, bushbucks, buffaloes, and other animal species.
BIRDING: Birding in Lake Mburo National Park can be very rewarding because it offers amazing opportunities for birding, you will have the chance to see a number of bird species in the woodlands of the country for instance; Acacia woodland, woody gorges, which act as habitats for the numerous bird species like the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori nightjar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler and during the boat rides you will also have the chance to see a number of water birds. It is also important to note that during your birding safaris in the park, you should carry your binoculars in order for you to see a number of bird species even from afar.
FISHING: Among the activities in Lake Mburo National Park, you can engage in fishing in Lake Mburo where you will get the chance to catch the different types of fish. In the park, Mazinga was set aside as a fishing spot for travellers interested in carrying out fishing in the park because it is free from crocodiles and hippos making it the safest area within the park. There are different fish kinds that can be caught in the lake for instance tilapia which is the commonest type of fish that is caught in the Mazinga area of Lake Mburo. As a reward for your participation in the activity where you get o keep the fish caught and you can take it back home or to your hotel and prepare it. During fishing on the area, you will get to see a number of water birds like the African king Fischer, the Grey-crowned cranes and Great cormorants among other bird species.
GAME DRIVES: The park is home to 69 mammal species among which you can find herbivores like the different Antelope species, Common Duiker, Defassa Waterbuck, Impalas, Buffalos, Bush pigs, Giraffes, Eland, and Zebras. Game Drives in Lake Mburo National Park are one of the top activities in Lake Mburo National Park. In the park, you will have the opportunity to participate in game viewing with the different game drives that can be carried out in the park. In the morning game drive, you will get to see the early risers like the zebras, bushbucks, antelopes among other herbivores; you will also get to see a number of attractions like the different bird species, you can also have a chance to see hyenas and other carnivore heading back to their habitats in order to get some rest since they spend their nights hunting for prey. In the night game drives you will have the opportunity to see carnivores like the African leopard, the hyenas among other animal species which is quite interesting.
There are different tracks in the park that can be embarked on like the zebra tracks where you will have the chance to see a number of zebras especially the Burchell’s zebra which is the most common animal species that can be seen there but you will also get the chance to see other animal species like bushbucks, Oribi, and reedbucks. Kazuma track will give you the best opportunities to see a number of scenic views within the park. Kigambira loop is another game drive track where you will go through the woods, where you will see a number of herbivores like the duikers, bushbucks among other tracks.
GUIDED NATURE WALKS: The park has a number of walking trails that you can embark on to lead you to a number of attractions. During the activity, you are accompanied by a guide and an armed ranger who will protect you from any attacks from the wild animals and it is important for you to follow the instructions of the guide in order to have a safe and interesting activity in the park.
While on the trails you will discover the beauty hidden within the park you will get to see numerous bird species that can be seen in Rubanga forest where you can find about 40 bird species that can be seen within the park. For tourists interested in game viewing during nature walks there is the viewing platform from which you can see a number of animals grazing in the plains in the park.
HORSEBACK RIDING: It should be noted that the horseback riding activity although it is carried out in the park, is not arranged by the park management but rather Mihingo lodge. Therefore if you are interested in participating in the activity, it is advised that you make bookings in advance to have the opportunity to participate in the activity. The activity gives more of an up-close look at the animals more than during the game drives because during the activity you will get to get closer to the animals while they graze in the grasslands.