3Days Lake Mburo National ParkCollins Mann
It just wouldn’t be a trip to Uganda without visiting Lake Mburo National Park. A magic undeniable, yes, undeniable! It has nearly 10,000 zebras roaming over a hilly Savannah landscape alongside an array of game in the antelope family. It is the nearest park to Kampala, located 240kms to its West. 30Kms to its far West is Mbarara-the largest metropolitan city of the Ankole region. You will need at least two days here, though you could easily spend a full day exploring its rocky ridges and coursing in its lake.
Over 350 bird species call this park home…and so do giraffes, impalas, buffalos, waterbucks, hippos, hyenas, topis, reedbucks and elands. Impressive acacia woodland increasingly dominates a major part of its landscape. Mburo also doubles as the only park where long horned cattle co-exist alongside with wild animals.
This tour takes you to Uganda’s smallest savannah national park with a total od 370km2. The park is a home to over 350 bird species as well as Zebra, eland, impala, buffalo, oribi, leopard, defassa waterbuck, hippopotamus, hyena, Topi, reedbuck and giraffes.
Day 1: Kampala- Lake Mburo
This morning you’ll meet up with your guide and head off to the Lake Mburo. The drive will be about 4 to 5 hours. Stop at the Equator and marvel at the amazing illustrations by a local guide.We shall then Proceed to Igongo cultural centre for lunch. After Lunch drive to the Lake ready for a boat trip. Here expect to see species of birds, Hippos and other species of animals. The calmness of the lake with animals coming to drink water is another memorable experience. Later proceed for an evening game drive before retiring at your lodge for Dinner and Overnight at Mihingo lodge. B.L.D
Day 2: Horseback Safari- Lake Mburo National Park
Go for a morning 4-hour horseback safari with bush breakfast set in the middle of the park. Here expect to see warthogs, Topi, impalas, duikers, bushbucks, waterbucks, giraffes and zebras. Return to the lodge and relax till evening. Later in the day you can opt for night game drives, walking safaris, cultural experience, birding or cycling into the park. Dinner and Overnight at Mihingo lodge. B.L.D
Day 3: Safari on foot – Departure
In the morning, we will go for Safari on foot. Lake Mburo is the only park in Uganda where you can take a safari on foot. Expect to see, Impalas, Zebras, Elands only to mention but a few. Return to the lodge, pack your luggage in the car and enjoy your scenic drive to back. You will stop at the equator for pictures and later continue to Kampala.
End of Tour!