Game drive Safaris in Lake Mburo national park : Lake Mburo National Park is Uganda’s smallest savannah national park, located in the western region’s Kiruhura district. Buffaloes, waterbucks, zebras, impalas, elands, giraffes, reedbucks, Topi, hyenas, leopards, hippos, and over 350 bird species may all be found at Lake Mburo National Park.
One of the most popular activities in Lake Mburo National Park is game drives, which allow tourists to explore the park in comfortable pop-up safari vehicles accompanied by expert driving guides who are familiar with the many wildlife routes. Game drives at Lake Mburo National Park may be done very early in the morning, about 6:30 a.m., when animals are most active, in the afternoon, or at night, when nocturnal species become active.
During the day game drives safaris in Lake Mburo national park, there are various game tracks to follow such as the zebra track, Kigambira loop trail, Kazuma track and Lakeside track where you will be able to spot different animals like impalas, topi, zebras, bushbucks, buffaloes, warthogs, elands, giraffes, hyenas, waterbucks, oribi, reedbucks, hippos, bush pigs among others.
Night game drives safaris at Lake Mburo National Park typically begin about 6:30pm or 7:00pm and allow tourists to explore the park at night with an armed ranger guide and spotlight lamps for clear views of nocturnal species. During the night game drive, you will be able to see nocturnal creatures such as leopards, hyenas, white tailed mongoose, genet cats, bush pigs, bushbucks, and hippos grazing, as well as warthogs, impalas, buffaloes, and topi.
Best time for game drives in Lake Mburo national park
Game drives in Lake Mburo National Park can be done at any time of year, but the best time is during the dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January, and February because there is less rainfall in the park during this period, so vegetation is thin and short, allowing you to see different wildlife species clearly.
Cost of game drives in Lake Mburo national park
A guided day game drive in Lake Mburo national park in a private vehicle costs 20 USD for a foreign non-resident vehicle, 15 USD for a foreign resident vehicle, and 20,000 UGX for an east African citizen vehicle, while a guided night game drive in a private vehicle costs 30 USD for a foreign non-resident vehicle, 20 USD for a foreign resident vehicle, and 50,000 UGX for an East African citizens.
A guided day game drive in Lake Mburo national park with a Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) vehicle costs 30 USD per person for foreign non-residents, 25 USD per person for foreign residents, and 20 UGX per person for East African citizens, whereas night game drives with a Uganda Wildlife Authority vehicle cost 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.
Self-game drive safaris in Lake Mburo national park costs 10 USD per vehicle for foreign nonresidents, 10 USD for foreign residents and 10,000 UGX for East African citizens.
Other activities in Lake Mburo national park
Other activities available during the safari include a boat cruise where you can see hippos and Nile crocodiles, guided nature walks where you can explore the park on foot with an armed park ranger, community experiences where you can interact with the local people in the community, sport fishing, and horseback riding where you can explore the park on horseback, among others.
How to get to Lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo National Park is located in western Uganda and is accessible by road. To get there, travel from Kampala to Masaka and then to the park headquarters, which takes around 3 to 4 hours.
Lake Mburo National Park may also be reached by air, with regular or charter domestic flights from Entebbe International Airport to Mbarara Airstrip, followed by a road transfer to the park headquarters.
Where to stay during your safari in Lake Mburo national park
Kigambira Safari Lodge, Mihingo Lodge, Eagles Nest Lodge, Hyena Hill Lodge, Rwakobo Rock Lodge, Mantana Tented Camp, Arcadia Lodge Lake Mburo, Lake Mburo Safari Lodge, Rwonyo Rest Camp, Lake Mburo Camp, Mpogo Safari Lodge, Leopard Rest Camp, and others offer budget, midrange, and luxury accommodation during your safari in Lake Mburo national park.
In Lake Mburo National Park, game drives can be coupled with gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking, Batwa trail adventure, or mountain mountaineering in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Please contact Explore Rwanda Tours for additional information about game drives in Lake Mburo National Park.