2 DAYS LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK SAFARI UGANDA

Our 2 Days Lake Mburo National Park Safari Uganda explores Lake Mburo National Park,from the 2 Days Uganda Road Safari Holidays the closest National Park to Kampala and the smallest savannah national park in Uganda.

With an area of 370 square kilometers, Lake Mburo National Park is the only Uganda National Park that contains an entire Lake.

The park is characterized with a varied landscape of open savanna and acacia woodland, rock kopjes, seasonal and permanent swamps, forest and open water.

The Park is a home to a number of wild game including zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck and over 350 bird species. The bird population is also impressive including the rare Shoebill stork.

Lake Mburo is the only place in Uganda where Impala can be found and the best place to see large herds of Elands (African’s largest Antelopes).

2 DAYS LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK SAFARI UGANDA ITINERARY

Day 1: Entebbe/ Kampala – Drive To Lake Mburo National Park

0730 Hours: After breakfast at your hotel our safari driver guide will meet and pick you up and proceed south west of Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park.

The journey will take approximately 3.5 hours.  The driving distance from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park is 270 km’s.

You will stopover at the Equator for an opportunity to stand in both the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time.

Later 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.

1130 Hours: Upon arrival at the park you will proceed with a game drive en route to the lodge. En-route in the park we might see Zebras, Elands, and Uganda Kobs among others.

1230 Hours: Check-in our accommodations then lunch follows with some rest time.

1400 Hours: Our afternoon begins with a boat ride for about 2 hours on Lake Mburo searching for wild animals in the water and along the shores. The Lake Mburo is a natural haven for fauna and flora.

The bank teems with animals and birds. Crocodiles and hippopotami are permanent residents, and buffalos come to drink during the dry season.

The wide variety of resident birds includes kingfishers, fish eagles, starlings, weavers, doves, Hammerkops, Pelicans, Herons, Cormorants and even rare Shoebills.

In the late afternoon we enjoy a game drive across Lake Mburo savanna, through some acacia trees seeing an abundance of animals such as zebras, buffaloes, and a variety of antelopes.

1830 Hours: Return to the lodging for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation:
 Mihingo Lodge, Mburo Eagles Nest, Lake Mburo Luxury Tented Camp or Mantana Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Mburo Safari Lodge, Rwako Rock Lodge or Arcadia Cottages
Budget Accommodation: Rwonyo Rest Camp, Eagles Nest Mburo or Conservation Education Centre (Sanga)

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Lake Mburo National Park – Drive To Entebbe/ Kampala

0700 Hours: Enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge/ camp followed by a morning game drive in the rolling hills and open grasslands. The park’s varied habitats support 68 mammal species.

Rarities include impala, which, in Uganda, only lives in Lake Mburo, and Burchell’s zebra and eland which are found only here and in Kidepo.

Other species include warthog, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and reedbuck. Leopard and hyena are also present while crocodile and over 300 hippos are found in the lake.

Previously extinct in the park, lions have recently been sighted again. The park also offers activities such as nature walks, sport fishing, walks in Rubanga Forest, horseback riding and quad biking.

These need to be booked in advance. After the game drive we exit the park and begin our journey back to Kampala.

1300 Hours: We have lunch in Masaka town, stop at the Equator that runs through Uganda and visit the famous Baganda drum makers located a short distance away.

1800 Hours: We arrive late afternoon in Kampala and drop you off at your hotel/ residence.

Meal Plan {Breakfast & Lunch}

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