How many days are best for safari in Lake Mburo national park; Lake Mburo national park is good to go for safari since it boosts with lots of wildlife species, bird life, beautiful nature and diversity of tourist attractions. However, the park sits in Kiruhura district in the western region of Uganda which is 30 kilometers east of Mbarara and about 240 kilometers by road west of Kampala. Originally, Lake Mburo national park gazette as a national park in 1933 as a controlled hunting area and ungraded to a game reserve in 1963. More so, the park as an area of about 260 square kilometers and it was established to protect variety of wildlife species which are under conservation of Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Wildlife species to adventure here on safari include  zebras  ,impala ,warthogs ,common eland ,African buffalo, common eland ,genets ,civet ,jackals ,hippos ,serval cats  among others  ,inhabitant of various beautiful birds  such as African wattled lapwing ,Bare-faced go –away bird ,Black-bellied bustard ,Great painted –snipe ,Saddle- billed stork ,Papyrus gonolek ,shoebill ,Blue-headed coucal ,African finfoot ,Brown-chested lapwing ,Hairy-breasted barbet ,Mosque swallow ,Yellow-rumped tinker bird ,White-winged swamp warbler ,Southern ground hornbill among others.

The 3 days are the best safari tour package to enjoy at Lake Mburo National Park.

Detailed Itinerary

Day1: Transfer to Lake Mburo –Evening game drive

Depending on your location in Kampala or Entebbe, you will meet your safari guide waiting for you and drive off to Lake Mburo national park early in the morning, along the way you will have chances of having a stopover in Kayabwe at the equator to take memorable photography and water experiment, visit the craft shop around. Then after proceed to a drive to the park and have lunch at the lodge, rest at the lodge.

How Many Days Are Best for Safari in Lake Mburo National Park
Game Drives in Lake Mburo,

Later on, you will go for evening game drive where expect to explore the park’s scenic landscape with its inhabits such as eland. zebras, topi, giraffes, buffaloes, otter ,water bucks and different notable bird species .After drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay .

After lunch, relax at the lodge before you connect for an evening game drive. Expect to see the park’s treasures including zebras, eland, topi, giraffes, buffaloes, otter, water bucks plus different unique bird species. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay and dinner.

Accommodation options

Mihingo Lodge –Luxury Accommodation

Arcadia Cottages –Mid-range Accommodation

Eagle Nest Lodge –budget Accommodation

Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise

Wake up have a coffee breakfast with delicious snacks and meet up with the drive or guide to escort you. While on game drive expect to encounter lots of animals in an open savannah grassland such as buffaloes, eland, topi, water bucks, impala, zebra and morning game drive is the best time to see nocturnal species before they return back to their hideouts. After game drive back to the lodge and have lunch.

After lunch you will drive for an afternoon boat cruise which starts at 2pm at Lake Mburo. At boat cruise on Lake Mburo you will have chances of cruising near the water animals such as hippos and crocodiles and other species can be viewed along the water banks like otter, antelopes, waterbucks, eland, topi, zebras and water bird species like pelican, fish eagles, kingfishers, per-historic shoe bill stork, heron, among others. After drive back to the lodge do refreshment and dinner.

How Many Days Are Best for Safari in Lake Mburo National Park
Boat Cruise

Day 3: Morning National walk and Depart back to Kampala /Entebbe

Wake up have breakfast, go for morning nature walk with an armed range guide within park and be able to hidden treasure of the area. Along nature walk, you will be able to spot different bird species such as black- bellied bustard emerald spotted wood, African fish eagle, grey crown among others.

After drive out of the park to be dropped to Kampala hotel or Entebbe International Airport for flight departure.

Tour includes,

  • Pick up and drop off Kampala/Entebbe
  • Park entrance fees/ game drive
  • Walking safari
  • Knowledgeable English speaking guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • 4X4 Safari Vehicle and fuel
  • Boat cruise on lake Mburo
  • Bottled mineral water served on safari

Tour excludes

  • International flights and Visas
  • Personal expense like telephone calls, laundry, extra meals, soft drinks and hard drinks, portage and wait staff gratitude

Best Time Visit Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo is all year visited safari destination on wildlife viewing, boat cruise and attractions. Although the best starts from the month of June to September and December to February –Christmas holidays.

What to pack with on safari to Lake Mburo national park

Useful essentials to pack with include; comfortable shoes, enough mineral water, hat, jumper, sun screen glasses, pair of binoculars, snacks among others.

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