2 day Safari Lake Mburo National Park


This 2 day Safari Lake Mburo National Park takes you to one of Uganda’s smallest national parks covering both total land and water surface area of 260 Km2 Km. The park is located Kiruhura district in western region of Uganda which is 240 kilometers (by road) west of Kampala. The travel there takes around 4 hours. In addition to several bird species, the park is home to over 68 different mammal species, including buffalo, bush pigs, leopards, and zebras. It is well known for having a lot of zebras. The park also includes beautiful landscapes, like rolling hills, luscious forests, Savannah grasslands, seasonal wetlands, and lakes. At the park, there are 5 lakes where you can go sport fishing and capture big tilapia and other fish species. The lakes are also home to a lot of hippos. You might not want to miss seeing the side-striped jackals, hyenas, and leopards at night while you’re in the park.

Lake Mburo National Park was designated in 1933 as a protected hunting grounds but late along in 1993 was then upgrade to national park. It is under the guides and protection of the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Lake Mburo is one of 13 lakes in the region that are connected by a swamp which extend 50 kilometers, five of these lakes are located on the park’s boundaries. The lake is home to six different fish species, including tilapia, lungfish, mudfish, and haplochromes. A shade is also available at the campsite to ensure the tourists’ optimum relaxation while they are at the lake. Visitors can spend some of their time using the hooks to capture this fish.

2 day Safari Lake Mburo National Park The park provides a variety of activities for visitors taking a safari to Lake Mburo National Park, such as a boat tour that allows visitors to see a variety of bird species and other wildlife, such as crocodiles and hippos, among other things. Another significant excursion that you shouldn’t skip is game drives or game viewing, both daytime and nighttime game drives are available. For those who might have missed the daytime drives, nighttime game drives are undertaken. The sport fishing might be another pastime that appeals to you. Visitors who appreciate fishing often participate in it with the help of the locals to observe how they do it there. They are given the chance to learn from the locals and also locals to learn from them.

Lake Mburo National Park ought to be a potential destination for you whether you’re thinking about going on an African wildlife safari, a birding safari, or just want to enjoy some game viewing. For those who would truly love to go on birding safaris in Uganda, the majority of our Uganda safaris, vacation packages, and Uganda tours include this national park on their itineraries. The famous open savannah National park delivers its name from a magnificent lake in the park called Mburo. Ankole mythology also serves as the basis for the principal origin narrative of Lake Mburo. Kigarama and Mburo, two brothers, used to reside in a large valley. Kigarama decides to tell his brother that they must relocate after having a dream one day. Kigarama decides to move up into the hills while Mburo simply ignores his brother. Mburo was drowned when the Valley below was inundated with water and turned into a lake. From this day, the lake was named after him, and his own brother’s name is given to the adjacent hills by renaming them Kigarama.

Tour highlights

  • Transfer to Lake Mburo
  • Morning game drive

    Price Includes:

    • Park entry fees
    • English speaking guide/driver
    • Transport in a 4WD vehicle
    • Accommodation (Full Board)
    • Activities included in the itinerary
    • Bottled drinking water

    Price Excludes:

    • International flights
    • Accommodation while in Kampala (First and last night)
    • Visas
    • Personal expenses such as Souvenirs, crafts, and beverages/drinks
    • Tips given to staff and Laundry services

Itinary in details

Enjoy breakfast in the morning at your hotel in Kampala. Our driver or guide will then pick you up and tell you more about the 2-day safari in Lake Mburo. Next, you’ll take a journey via towns like Lyantonde and Masaka to reach Uganda’s western region. You’ll make a pit stop at the Mpambire drum manufacturers’ hamlet, where you can watch and learn about how the locals create drums. After entering the park, keep going for lunch at any hotel or lodge of your choosing. After reaching you driving around the park’s trails, you’ll see a variety of species, including elands, warthogs, buffaloes, zebras, and waterbucks. The opportunity to witness many species, including crocodiles, hippos, topis, and birds like fish eagles, will be provided during the nighttime boat ride along the lake. Later, return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation choices include the luxurious Mihingo Resort, the mid-range Lake Mburo Safari Lodge, and the inexpensive Eagle’s Nest Lodge.

The three-hour game drive around the park begins with an early morning brunch. You’ll have a breathtaking view of the Savannah and the five lakes from this. You will also observe a variety of creatures, including buffalo, antelope, zebras, hyenas, topis, and hippos. Not to mention the diverse bird species that sing in the acacia trees and around the lake. After the wildlife drive, check out and travel to Kampala, stopping in Masaka for lunch and at the Equator for pictures along the way. You will arrive in Kampala in the afternoon.

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