Cycling safari in Lake Mburo national park : Lake Mburo national park is an interesting and the smallest savannah national park in Uganda located in western region in Kiruhura district. The national park covers a total area of 370 square kilometres and it’s a home of different animals including giraffes, zebras, elands, buffaloes, impalas, leopards, hyenas, reedbucks, topi, waterbucks, oribi, warthogs, bushbucks, hippos among others and over 350 bird species including the elusive shoebill stork.
Cycling is one of the exciting activities in Lake Mburo national park where tourists will be able to explore the park on a bicycle with the company of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) park rangers to protect you from any danger and also guide you on the trails to use. Cycling in Lake Mburo national park takes about 1 to 2 hours passing through flat savannah plains, swampy valleys, forested areas among others and during the experience, you will get up-close and personal with different wildlife species, view animals like buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, topi, impalas, elands, hippos among others at a close range grazing in open savannah plains, view bird species, plant and tree species among others.
Tourists interested in cycling safari are required to carry various items like a helmet, light clothes, waterproof rain jacket to protect you from rainfall in case it rains, insect repellent to protect you from biting insects, sunglasses, energy snacks and drinking water to keep you hydrated, a pair of binoculars, cameras and extra batteries to take photos and record videos among others.
Best time to do cycling in Lake Mburo national park
Cycling in Lake Mburo national park can be done all year round though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February because during this period there is less rainfall in the park therefore cycling trails will be dry and passable which makes cycling easy compared to the rainy season when the trails are muddy and slippery which makes cycling difficult.
Where to stay in Lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo national park has a number of accommodation facilities ranging from budget, midrange and luxury where you can stay during your safari including Mihingo Lodge, Hyena Hill Lodge, Arcadia Lodge Lake Mburo, Kigambira Safari Lodge, Mburo Eagles Nest, Rwakobo Rock, Mburo Safari Lodge, Leopard Rest Camp, Mantana Tented Camp, Mpongo Safari Lodge, Rwonyo Rest Camp, Kigarama Wilderness Lodge among others.
How to get to Lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo national park is located in western part of Uganda and can be accessed by road transport means where you will drive from Kampala via masaka and then to the park headquarters which takes about 3 to 4 hours’ drive in a safari vehicle.
Lake Mburo national park can also be accessed by air transport means where you will book scheduled or charter domestic flights with Aerolink Uganda from Entebbe international airport to Mbarara airstrip and then connect to the park headquarters by road.
Other activities in Lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo national park offers other interesting activities that you can engage in during the safari apart from cycling including Game drives where you will be able to explore the park in a comfortable safari vehicle and view animals like elands, impalas, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, leopards, warthogs among others. Night game drive where you will explore the park at night, Boat cruise where you will be able to view hippos and crocodiles in water, guided nature walks where you will be able to explore the park on foot with an experienced park guide, Bird watching where you will be able to view variety of bird species such as the shoebill stork, saddle-billed stork, red-faced barbet, papyrus gonolek among others, Sport fishing where you will be able to catch different fish species, Horseback riding where you will be able to explore the park on a horse back and Community tour where you will be able to interact with the local people in the neighboring communities.
For more information about cycling safari in Lake Mburo national park, you can contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website for various safari packages.