Game drives in Lake Mburo national park 2024 : Lake Mburo national park is one of the savannah national parks in Uganda located in western region in Kiruhura district along Kampala-Mbarara highway. Lake Mburo national park is a home of different animal species including elands, impalas, buffaloes, giraffes, waterbucks, zebras, oribi, reedbucks, hyenas, leopards, hippos, bush pigs, warthogs, topi and over 350 bird species.
Game drive is one of the most popular activities in Lake Mburo national park where tourists will be able to explore the park in a comfortable 4 WD pop up safari vehicle with a professional driver guide. Game drives in Lake Mburo national park can either be done very early in the morning when animals are more active, in the afternoon or in the evening when animals are going back to their hiding areas. During the game drives, you will follow different game drive tracks like the Lakeside track, Kazuma track, Zebra track, Kigambira loop trail among others where you will be able to view animals like reedbucks, oribi, zebras, impalas, bushbucks, waterbucks, buffaloes, topi, giraffes, warthogs, elands, leopards, hyenas among others and different bird species like the black-bellied bustard,
Lake Mburo national park also offers night game drive where tourists will be able to explore the park at night with an armed ranger guide and spotlight torches for clear viewing of nocturnal animals which become active at night. Night game drive in Lake Mburo national park starts at around 6:00pm or 7:00pm and during the game drive, you will be able to view nocturnal animals like leopards, bush babies, hyenas, bush pigs, genet cats, white tailed mongoose, porcupines, view hippos grazing and other animals like buffaloes, zebras among others.
Cost of game drives in Lake Mburo national park
Game drive in Lake Mburo national park is not charged however tourist are required to pay park entrance fee which costs 40 USD per person for foreign non residents, 30 USD per person for foreign residents and 20,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
Night game drive in Lake Mburo national park costs 30 USD per person for foreign non residents, 20 USD per person for foreign residents and 50,000 UGX per person for East African citizens when using a private vehicle and when using Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) vehicle, night game drive costs 40 USD per person for foreign non residents, 35 USD per person for foreign residents and 40,000 UGX per person for East African citizens. Only pre-registered vehicles will undertake night game drives and use of UWA guides is mandatory for night game drives.
Best time for game drives in Lake Mburo national park
Game drives in Lake Mburo national park can be done anytime throughout the year 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 or little rainfall in the park therefore access game drive tracks in the park will be dry and passable. During the dry season vegetation will be short which gives you an opportunity to view different animals clearly.
What to pack for game drives in Lake Mburo national park 2024
When planning a safari in Lake Mburo national park, there are a number of items to you should pack for game drive safari including camera and extra batteries, light clothes and warm clothes for night game drive, insect repellent, a hat and sun screen, drinking water, a pair of binoculars, spotlight torches among others.
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 Kigambira Safari Lodge, Mihingo Lodge, Arcadia Cottages, Mpongo Safari Lodge, Rwakobo Rock, Mburo Safari Lodge, Mantana Tented Camp, Leopard Rest Camp, Mburo Eagles Nest, Rwonyo Rest Camp, Hyena Hill Lodge, Kigarama Wilderness Lodge among others.
Other activities in lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo national park offers other interesting activities that tourists can engage in during the safari including bird watching, sport fishing, horseback riding, cultural tour, guided nature walks, cycling 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.
Lake Mburo national park can also be accessed by air transport means where you will book scheduled or charter domestic flights from Entebbe international airport to Mbarara airstrip and then connect to the park headquarters by road.
You can as well contact Lake Mburo national park from Bwindi impenetrable national park which takes about 4 to 5 hours’ drive.
Game drive is an exciting activity in Lake Mburo national park that can be combined with gorilla trekking, gorilla habituation experience or Batwa cultural experience in Bwindi impenetrable national park. for more information about game drives in Lake Mburo national park, you can reach out to us at Achieve Global Safaris.