Game Viewing in Lake Mburo National Park

Game Viewing in Lake Mburo National Park

Game Viewing in Lake Mburo National Park : Game viewing in Lake Mburo national park is among the exciting experiences to do during a safari in Uganda.

Lake Mburo national park is a small national park located in the western part of Uganda. There are many wildlife species which can be seen around the destination as well as a variety of bird species.

Some of the wildlife species which can be seen during game viewing around Lake Mburo national park include zebras, buffalos, warthogs, hippos, hyenas and different antelope species like impalas, waterbucks, topi, elands, reedbucks among others.

Park entrance fees of Lake Mburo national park

Park entrance fees are among the charges for visitors on safari around Lake Mburo national park and they are as follows;

Foreign nonresidents visiting Lake Mburo national park are charged park entrance fees of 40 USD for adults and children aged between 5 and 15 years are charged entrance fee of 20 USD to visit the national park.

Foreign residents during visits to Lake Mburo national park are charged park entrance fee of 30 USD for adults and children are charged park entrance fee of 10 USD to visit the national park.

East African citizens visiting Lake Mburo national park are charged park entrance fee of 20,000 Uganda shillings and children pay entrance fee of 5,000 Uganda shillings.

Children below the age of 5 years are not charged park entrance fees to visit Lake Mburo national park.

When visiting Lake Mburo national park, other costs incurred during safaris include nature walk fees which are 15 USD for foreign nonresidents, 10 USD for foreign residents and 10,000 Uganda shillings for East Africans.

Boat rides along Lake Mburo during safaris in the national park cost 30 USD for foreign nonresidents, 25 USD for foreign residents and 30,000 Uganda shillings for East Africans. This fee is also the same for cycling tours around Lake Mburo national park.

Activities to do around Lake Mburo national park

There are a variety of activities to do around Lake Mburo national park during safaris and they include game drives, guided nature walks, horse riding, cycling, bird watching and also boat safaris.

  • Game drives

Game drives around Lake Mburo national park are among the popular safari activities and they take place in the morning and in the afternoon.

During game drives in Lake Mburo national park, tourists can explore the wilderness in search of a wide range of wildlife species including zebras, impalas, elands, buffalos, and hippos by following different tracks.

  • Guided nature walks

Guided nature walks around Lake Mburo national park are the perfect opportunity for tourists to explore the park on foot.

These guided nature walks provide an opportunity to observe the small details of the national park and also encounter wildlife in Lake Mburo national park on foot such as zebras, giraffes, antelopes among others.

This activity is guided by ranger guides when exploring Lake Mburo national park.

  • Horse riding

Horseback Riding Safaris in Lake Mburo national park are an exciting way of seeing the wildlife species found around the destination.

Exploring Lake Mburo national park on horseback is organized by some of the lodges in the park and can be done around the savannah plains on well-trained horses.

  • Cycling

Lake Mburo national park is also among the few destinations where tourists can engage in cycling adventures ad also encounter different wildlife species during the experience.

Cycling in Lake Mburo national park takes about 2 hours and is guided by ranger guides and protective gear like helmets are also provided during the activity.

Game Viewing in Lake Mburo National Park
Bicycle Safari in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Bird watching

Lake Mburo national park is home to over 350 bird species which include the African finfoot, Papyrus gonolek, Crested Francolin, Red necked Spurfowl, Red faced Barbet, White Pelican, and many more making it the best destination for your birding safari.

  • Boat safaris

Boat cruise in Lake Mburo national park are part of the exciting safari experience and take about 2 hours.

This activity can be done in the morning or in the afternoon and tourists during the boat safaris can enjoy seeing different wildlife species like hippos, Nile crocodiles among others by the water shores as well as different water birds.

  • Cultural tours

Around the surrounding areas of Lake Mburo national park, tourists can take part in cultural tours and interact with the locals and get to know about their way of life and culture.

Tourists can interact with the people of the Ankole tribe during visits to Lake Mburo national park and get to know how cattle keeping, milking, ghee churning and other practices done among this tribe famous for the long horned cattle, learn how to prepare a local type of mayonnaise called eshabwe and also enjoy their traditional dance performances among other exciting experiences.

Best time to visit Lake Mburo national park

The best time to visit Lake Mburo National Park is during the dry season from December to February and also around June to October which is a time of the year when the vegetation is less grown making it easier to spot wildlife, the weather conditions are favorable and the weather is favorable and wildlife species can be seen around the water sources. The dry season is also part of the high season when many tourists visit the national park.

Visiting during the wet season around March, April and May allows tourists to avoid large crowds around Lake Mburo national park, as this period falls outside of the peak tourist months and bird watching is also best done during this time of the year.

Where to stay in Lake Mburo national park

Lake Mburo national park offers different accommodations for visitors to stay during game viewing and they include midrange, budget, and luxury accommodations. Camping can also be done around the national park.

Some of the lodges around Lake Mburo national park include Mihingo lodge, Eagles nest lodge, Arcadia cottages, Kigambira safari lodge, Mpogo safari lodge, Rwakobo rock lodge, Matana tented camp, Mburo safari lodge, Leopard Rest camp,  Hyena hill lodge among others.

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