Lake Mburo National Park Safari
Destination: Lake Mburo N. Park
This one-day safari takes you to Lake Mburo National Park, an area of rolling hills and open grassy valleys interspersed with thickets, woodlands, and rich wetlands. Major attractions include game viewing, birding, nature walks, village cultural exposures, and boat cruises on Lake Mburo.
This park is the only place in Uganda where Impala can be found and the best place to see large herds of Elands (Africa’s largest antelopes) and the only national park where you can experience a safari on foot and also enjoy a night game drive to see the elusive leopard and other nocturnal animals. The bird population is also impressive including the rare Shoebill stork.
- Equator experience
- Game drive in the park
- Boat ride on Lake Mburo
- Walking safari
Travel to Lake Mburo National Park
You will set off from Kampala at 6:30 am and head to the western part of Uganda to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive takes 3-4 hours with a stopover at the Equator for an opportunity to stand in both the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time. You will continue through the savannah grasslands dotted with settlements, plantations, and several herds of local long-horned Ankole cattle endemic to this part of the country.
Game drive and Boat launch on Lake Mburo
Immediately you get to Lake Mburo National Park you will for a game drive in search of the plain game like zebra, hippos, crocodiles, eland, antelope, impala, and a variety of birds. You will have a lunch break after which you will go for a 2-hour boat launch on Lake Mburo which is endowed with a variety of water animals such as hippos and crocodiles and several bird species.
Nature walk In the Park
After your boat ride, you will go for a guided walking safari. This walk takes you to the salt lick area which offers a chance to see at least four different species of animals at any one point while they lick the salty soil.
Travel back to Kampala
You will drive back to Kampala arriving in the late afternoon.
Requirements for this Safari:
- A Visa – you can apply for the visa online or very easily get one at the point of entry into the country (airport)
- Travel & Health insurance – This should be arranged by you in your home country before you travel.
- Physical fitness
The Safari package includes:
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- 4WD safari vehicle with popup roof
- Bottled drinking water
- Services of an English Speaking Driver/guide.
- Community visit fees
- Pickup and Return airport transfers
The Safari package excludes
- expenses of a personal nature such as:
- 0ther drinks
- Tips to local guides
- Telephone expenses
- Porter fees
- Personal insurance