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3 Days Safari Lake Mburo, Uganda Wildlife Safari Tour Lake Mburo National Park

3 Days Lake Mburo Safari, 3 Days Lake Mburo National Park Safari Uganda Wildlife Trip Tour

3 Days Lake Mburo Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW.

3 Days Lake Mburo safari is a 2 nights/3-days wildlife safari in Uganda tour to Lake Mburo National Park, featuring a remarkable and memorable stop at the Uganda Equator crossing for photoshoots, a magical wild game drive and game walking safari, a thrilling boat cruise on Lake Mburo and a fascinating interactive cultural tour in the Banyankole community.  

Lake Mburo National Park is Uganda’s most accessible and smallest savannah park situated in the southwestern region of the country on an area of 370km2, about 240km (3-4 hours) drive from Kampala, the capital of Uganda. This little park features a mosaic of habitats including five lakes, wetlands, savanna, acacia woodland, bush, forest, and rock outcrops that are populated with fantastic wildlife including:-

  • Thousands of Plains zebras
  • Impalas (only found here in Uganda)
  • Common elands
  • Cape buffalos
  • Rothschild’s giraffes
  • Defassa waterbucks
  • Bushbucks
  • Topis
  • Bohor reedbucks
  • Oribi
  • Hippos
  • Common warthogs
  • Crocodiles
  • Spotted hyenas
  • Vervet monkeys
  • Olive baboons, and
  • Over 350 bird species.

On this 3-day Lake Mburo safari, you also have several other optional activities to choose from (at extra cost) if you want. Maybe you can enjoy a night game drive in search of nocturnal creatures such as Bushbabies, Pottos, Bush pigs, White-tailed mongoose, spotted hyenas, and perhaps even a leopard or a sportfishing adventure in Lake Mburo. Alternatively, you can take a thrilling horseback safari that offers a close encounter with Zebras, Topis, Impala, Bushbuck, and Waterbuck. This tour starts and ends in Kampala.

You can book/customize this affordable 3 day-Lake Mburo Safari to include in your desired Uganda safari interests. 

3 Days Lake Mburo Safari – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

Game drive in search of Impalas, Zebras, Giraffes, Buffalos, Waterbucks, Topis, Elands, etc.

Game walking safari amongst the wild mammals of the park

Boat cruise on Lake Mburo

An interactive cultural tour to Banyankole community

Uganda Equator crossing experience

3 Days Lake Mburo Safari – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1 & 2: Uganda Equator crossing & Lake Mburo National Park

Day 3: Banyankole Community

3 Days Lake Mburo Safari Uganda Wildlife Trip Tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe & do an evening game drive on arrival.

Day 2: Do a game walking safari in the morning & an afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo.

Day 3: Visit the Banyankole Community & transfer back to Kampala

3 Days Lake Mburo Safari Uganda Wildlife Trip Tour – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 of the 3 Days Lake Mburo Safari: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe & Do an Evening Game Drive on Arrival.

Have an early breakfast at around 6.30 am and then embark on a 240km (3-4 hours) drive southwest to Lake Mburo National Park. You’ll break this journey after driving 77km from Kampala at the Equator crossing Kayabwe which is a renowned site for photography since most travelers prefer taking pictures with one leg in the southern hemisphere and the other in the northern hemisphere. There are also geographical experiments that can be carried out for the keen geographers to demonstrate the geographical separation of the two hemispheres.

You retreat from this break and continue on the drive to Lake Mburo Park. Upon arrival, you check-in at the lodge, settle for lunch and relaxation, and at 4 pm, you embark on an evening game drive to explore the impressive park landscapes with the views of the savannah at the sunset. Look for Impalas, Burchell’s zebras, Cape buffalo herds, Topis, Rothschild’s giraffes, Common elands, Common warthogs, Defassa waterbucks, and several bird species before retiring for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day:  – The Uganda Equator experience and evening game drive in Lake Mburo National Park.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/upmarket: – Mihingo Safari Lodge

Mid-range/Standard: – Rwakobo Rock/Arcadia Cottages Mburo/Mpogo Safari Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Eagles Nest Mburo

 Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

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

 Activities & Services of the day include:-

  • Transfer from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park
  • The Uganda Equator crossing experience
  • Evening game drive in Lake Mburo National Park

Other optional activities you can choose to do in Lake Mburo Park include:-

  • Evening boat cruise on Lake Mburo
  • Evening game walking safari
  • Horseback safari
  • Night game drive in search of nocturnal animals such as bushbabies, pottos, and perhaps even a leopard.

Day 2 of the 3 Days Lake Mburo Safari: Do a Game Walking Safari in the Morning & an Afternoon Boat Ride on Lake Mburo.

Enjoy your breakfast at around 6.30 am and then undertake a 3-4 hours game walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park. This game walk at sunrise allows you to explore the moist savannah dotted with magical acacia species supporting a range of wildlife and birds. During the walk, you have the possibility of exploring the range of animals including Impala, Burchell’s Zebra, Rothschild giraffes, Topis, Defassa waterbucks, Common warthogs, Bushbucks, Cape Buffaloes, and Common elands.

Of course, you will also see a variety of birds! Over 350 species have been recorded in the park, ranging from a variety of waterbirds to rare and range-restricted species.  Some of the top birds we will search for today are the Red-faced Barbet, Rufous-bellied Heron, Bateleur, Coqui Francolin, Grey Crowned Crane, Black-bellied Bustard, Brown-chested Lapwing, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Brown Parrot, Red-headed Lovebird, Ross’s Turaco, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Green Wood-hoopoe, Common Scimitarbill, White-headed Barbet, Nubian Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike, Long-tailed Cisticola, Yellow-breasted Apalis, White-winged Tit to name just a few.

You retreat from the encounter and transfer back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.  In the afternoon, connect to the Rwonyo jetty for a 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 look out for the three Otter species 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.

The highlight of the day:  – The morning game walking safari amongst the wild mammals of Lake Mburo National Park.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/upmarket: – Mihingo Safari Lodge

Mid-range/Standard: – Rwakobo Rock/Arcadia Cottages Mburo/Mpogo Safari Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Eagles Nest Mburo

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Game walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo

Other optional activities you can choose to do in Lake Mburo Park include:-

  • Birding
  • Horseback safari
  • Sportfishing in Lake Mburo
  • Night game drive

Day 3 of the 3 Days Lake Mburo Safari: Visit the Banyankole Community & Transfer Back to Kampala.

Wake up at 6 am and connect to the Enyemebwa center to catch up with the herdsmen getting up to do the milking and their daily routine. You arrive and get the milking equipment including the tying rope and the milking pot to actively participate in the traditional hand milking of the world-famous Ankole long-horned cattle, selected for sake of their conservation considering the beauty and color of the body. They’re diverse and unique reflecting the true traits of ancient cattle that were left behind by the famous Chwezi people.

From milking, you participate in sick animal treating, caring for cows like brushing their body using the locally made fiber brush (Enkuyo) and set out to graze in the wilderness. You enjoy the stimulating sounds that are made by the herd’s men as they set out to the grazing field and be mesmerized by the cows know how to align themselves forming a line headed by those that have a special character of leading others.

You retreat and visit the traditional hut where you find the women churning milk in the churning gourd, from here the guide can take you to explore the crop bit of it exploring the extensive banana plantations where you learn about various banana types and their respective use participate in pruning and weeding using local methods and then participate in initial arrangements for traditional lunch. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer back to Kampala in the afternoon 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive.

The highlight of the day:  – The interactive cultural tour to the Banyankore community.

 Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

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

 Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Cultural tour to the Banyankore Community
  • Transfer back to Kampala

Other optional activities you can choose to do in Lake Mburo Park include:-

  • Morning game drive
  • Morning boat cruise on Lake Mburo
  • Cycling tour in Lake Mburo
  • Birding in Lake Mburo National Park

End of the 3 Days Lake Mburo Safari

Getting To Lake Mburo National Park For The 3 Days Uganda Safari

3 Days Lake Mburo Safari Uganda Tour SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • 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 to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

3 Days 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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