3 days Lake Mburo Safari
Lake Mburo National Park safari is a 3 day Uganda wildlife safari tour. This African safari in Uganda takes you to the Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo National Park is home to Impala and Burchell’s Zebra. These are wildlife that are rarely seen in other game reserve in Uganda.
The highlights of the 3 days Lake Mburo National Park safari in Uganda is wildlife game viewing. While on this wildlife safari in Uganda you will also enjoy a boat ride on the Lake Mburo.
It is on Lake Mburo National Park safari in Uganda that one is able to enjoy a walking tour experience. Some animals to be seen include topi, bushbuck, common duiker, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bofor reedbuck. If you are lucky you may see the Sitatunga and the elusive leopard.
What to see on the 3 day Lake Mburo National Park Safari
Lake Mburo National Park harbors several species not observed elsewhere in Uganda. It is the only place in Uganda to support a population of impala (from which Kampala city derives its name), and only one of the three protected areas countrywide where Burchell’s zebra occurs, the other two being the far less accessible Kidepo and Pian-Upe.
Other antelopes easily seen are topi, bushbuck, common duiker, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bofor reedbuck, while the lake and lush fringing vegetation support healthy populations of buffalo, warthog, bush-pig and hippopotamus.
Large herds of the majestic eland keep roaming the park. The sitatunga confines itself to the swampy areas of the park. Only two diurnal primates occur in Lake Mburo: the vervet monkey and olive baboon.
Nocturnal calls of the spotted hyena can be heard through the night. Leopard, side-striped jackal and various smaller predators are also present, most visibly the white-tailed mongoose and three other species resident in the lakes.
About Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years.
It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck.
Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders. Once covered by open savanna, Lake Mburo National Park now contains much woodland as there are no elephants to tame the vegetation.
Lake Mburo National Park Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival – Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park
Our Uganda safari rep will meet you at your Kampala hotel. You will be briefed on this Lake Mburo National Park safari before you depart. You will exit Kampala driving west through the Baganda Kingdom administrative seat.
You will stop at the Equator to enjoy some photo moments. This is to be kept for remembrance of the awesome times in Africa. A stop at Mbarara will be necessary for some hot lunch. You will have an opportunity to taste both local and international cuisine here. You will proceed to the lake Mburo National Park.
Check in on arrival at your Lake Mburo National Park accommodation before you enjoy some short rest. At 1600hrs you will have a game drive in the evening. You should be on the lookout for zebras, topis, buffalo, elland, impala, water hogs, waterbucks.
You may also opt to enjoy a boat ride on Lake Mburo on this day. You will later return to Lake Mburo safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Game Drive – Lake Mburo National Park
You will have the whole day in Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda. The day will commence with breakfast to ready you for the day. Enjoy a morning game drive that will give you the best of wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park.
Some rest and lunch will prepare you for a walking game viewing in the evening. You may opt to close the day with a boat ride on the Lake Mburo. That is if you did not have it the day before. Your dinner and overnight will be at Lake Mburo Safari Lodge.
Day 3: Game Drive and Departure – Lake Mburo – Kampala
Wake up to an early game in the Lake Mburo National Park. This game drive will give you a good chance of seeing hyenas that are coming back to their dens. You may also see hippos walking back to the water. Keep an eye out for buffalo, zebra, impala and topi.
This is to be followed by a return to the lodge for breakfast. Checking out of the lodge will put you on the road back to Kampala. The drive will be through magnificent hilly country and lush cultivation. On arrival, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Kampala.
End of Lake Mburo National Park Safari in Uganda
3 days Lake Mburo National Park Safari Costs
The 3 days Queen Elizabeth Safaricost includes
- Accommodation with meals as per program
- Bottled water
- Park entrance fees
- Private safari-vehicle
- An English speaking guide
- Boat Cruise on Lake Mburo
- Game drives as per program
- Park access fees
- Government taxes
- Lots of fun and African sunshine
The 3 days Lake Mburo National Park Safari cost does not include
- Items of personal use
- All drinks, beverages and alcohol other than what is served at breakfast
- Deviation from the Itinerary
- Tips and porterage
What you carry for your 3 days Lake Mburo National Park Safari
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Sun Screen
- Insect Repelant
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots