1 Day Lake Mburo Safari Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park Wildlife Safari In Uganda Tour- TRIP OVERVIEW.

1 Day Lake Mburo Safari in Uganda is a one-day Lake Mburo National Park wildlife safari in Uganda trip, which is the smallest, and closest Uganda national park to Kampala with 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive time and boasts of counts of animal biodiversity and amazing scenic landscapes. The 1 day Uganda safari tour to Lake Mburo National Park features a game drive in the savannah plains and a boat cruise on Lake Mburo. This 1 day Lake Mburo Safari Uganda trip has been designed to take you away from the hustle and bustle of Kampala City into a serene place that is only 240km (3-4 hours) away from Kampala. Lake Mburo National Park harbors several wildlife species not observed elsewhere in Uganda.

The Lake Mburo National Park is situated in the traditional rangelands of the Bahima pastoralist and has extensive savannah that initially supported the count of the Ankole long-horned cattle before it was gazetted to support a range of wild animals. This 370km2 park is the only place in Uganda that supports a population of Impala, one of Africa’s most elegant antelopes, after which Kampala city is named. The park harbors a population of more than 30,000 impalas. Lake Mburo Park is also where you will see thousands of Burchell’s Zebras. The park hosts a population of over 20,000 zebras and their large herds of Common eland (the world’s second-largest antelope). Some 15 Rothschild’s giraffe from Murchison Falls National Park were introduced in Lake Mburo National Park in 2015; the herds have since settled well into the savannah northeast of the Lake Mburo where is often seen on game drives, and the first calf was born in 2018.

Other mammals in the park include Buffalos, Defassa waterbucks, Bushbucks, Common duikers, Bohor reedbucks, Oribis, Klipspringer, Hippos, Warthogs, and Leopards (rarely seen) plus much more as the checklist of Mammals reach 68 species. You will also see a variety of bird species a Lake Mburo NP is home to 350 bird species. This amazing 1 day Lake Mburo safari game viewing tour also includes 15 minutes break at the equator for photoshoots. The tour starts and ends in Kampala.

1 Day Lake Mburo Safari Uganda Tour Top Mammals To Look Out For:

  • Rothschild Giraffes
  • Burchell’s Zebras/Plains Zebras
  • Cape Buffalos
  • Common Elands
  • Topis
  • Impalas
  • Oribis
  • Defassa Waterbucks
  • Bushbucks
  • Hippopotamus
  • Leopard
  • Common Warthogs

If you’d like to book/customize this 1 day Lake Mburo safari in Uganda to include your special desires, please let us know and we shall plan it your way.

1 Day Lake Mburo Safari Uganda Tour– PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

Game drive

Boat cruise on Lake Mburo

Uganda Equator crossing experience at Kayabwe

1 Day Lake Mburo Safari Uganda Tour – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Lake Mburo National Park

Uganda Equator Crossing at Kayabwe

1 Day Lake Mburo Safari Uganda Tour− SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Have an early morning breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala or Entebbe
  • Drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Make a 15 minutes stop at the equator.
  • Undertake a game drive and boat cruise in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Drive back to Kampala or Entebbe

1 Day Lake Mburo Safari Uganda Tour – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 of the 1 Days Lake Mburo Safari: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park with a stop at Uganda Equator En Route.

1 Day Lake Mburo Safari Uganda Tour, Lake Mburo National Park

Game Walking Safari In Lake Mburo National Park

This 1 day Lake Mburo Safari game viewing tour in Uganda starts after an early breakfast preferably at 6.30 am at your place of stay in Entebbe or Kampala and after which you embark on a 240km (3-4 hours) drive to Lake Mburo National Park in the southwest of Uganda.

Drive through Uganda towns and villages enjoying the colorful scenery of the ‘Pearl of Africa’ accentuated with hues of green.

Stopover at the Uganda Equator crossing: You have a very short break after driving 77km from Kampala (of about 15 minutes) at the Uganda Equator crossing at Kayabwe which is a renowned site for photography since most of the travelers prefer taking pictures with one leg in the southern hemisphere and the other in the northern hemisphere. Here take some photos and stretch your legs.

There are also geographical experiments that can be carried out for keen geographers to demonstrate the geographical separation of the two hemispheres, but you may not have much time for polar water experiments. You retreat from this break and continue on the drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Upon arrival, you head to the park office as you view the game and birds. At the park office, you are assigned Uganda Wildlife Authority armed guide.

1 Day Lake Mburo Safari Uganda Tour, Lake Mburo National Park

Wildlife Animals In Lake Mburo National Park

Game drive: Go for a three hours game drive which offers fantastic views of Burchell’s Zebras/Plains Zebras, Rothschild’s Giraffes, Common Elands (the world’s second-largest antelope, second to the Giant eland), Impala (only found here in Uganda), Cape Buffalos, Common warthog, Oribi, Defassa waterbuck, and Reedbuck.

Of course, there are birds here too! Over 350 species have been recorded in the park with some rare and endemic species. Some of the top birds you search for are the endemic Red-faced Barbet, Rufous-bellied Heron, Bateleur, Coqui Francolin, Grey Crowned Crane, Brown-chested Lapwing, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Black-bellied Bustard, Red-headed Lovebird, Ross’s Turaco, Brown Parrot, Green Wood-hoopoe, Common Scimitarbill, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Red-faced Barbet, White-headed Barbet, Long-tailed Cisticola, Nubian Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike, White-winged Tit and Yellow-breasted Apalis among other birds.  Retreat from the activity for relaxation and lunch.

Boat cruise on Lake Mburo: After lunch, connect to Rwonyo jetty for an afternoon 2-hours boat cruise on Lake Mburo. In addition to the attractive scenery and simple pleasure attached to being on the water, this thrilling afternoon boat ride offers reliable and spectacular sightings of hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, waterbucks, and bushbucks.

You can also lookout for the three species of otters that inhabit the lake. Several waterbirds including African fish eagles, Kingfishers, Egrets, and Herons can all be seen on the lake while Ross’s turaco and Narina trogon are frequently seen in lakeside thickets.

Lake Mburo is also a great place in Uganda to see the elusive African Finfoot, which is generally associated with still water below overhanging branches

Drive back to Kampala: Retire from the encounter, say farewell to the great staff in the Lake Mburo National Park as you depart to Kampala. You will be in Kampala in the evening.

The highlight of the day: – The rewarding game drive and afternoon boat cruise in Lake Mburo National Park.

Meal Plan: – Lunch

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 240km or 3 – 4 hours

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Transfer from Kampala to Lake Mburo
  • Photoshoots at the Equator
  • Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Boat cruise on Lake Mburo
  • Drive back to Kampala

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day:-

  • Horseback safaris
  • Game walking safari in Lake Mburo NP
  • Sportfishing on Lake Mburo
  • Birding in Lake Mburo
  • Cycling tour in Lake Mburo
  • Visit Igongo Cultural Centre and Museum
  • Banyankore community visit
  • Visit Mpambire drum village

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

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4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda


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1 Day Lake Mburo Safari Uganda Tour− SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari


1 Day Lake Mburo Safari Uganda Tour − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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Accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park 

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  • Budget accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park

Visas For Uganda – Do You Need A Visa To Enter/Tour Uganda? Here Is The List Of Uganda Entry, Exit, And Visa Requirements


Any world traveler interested in a Uganda safari or a Uganda tour is required to be in possession of a valid passport issued by the respective country of origin. Uganda immigration Authorities require that the passport copy should be 6 months valid and must have at least one page where the stamp can be put.

Regarding the citizens of the East African Community, it can be noted that they do not require passports to enter Uganda. They can travel under the admissible temporary document and use their national identification cards for identification.

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