2 Days Uganda Safari to Lake Mburo National Park, 2 days Lake Mburo Short Uganda safari trip


Uganda Safari to Lake Mburo National Park takes you to a typical African gem filled with magical wonders that one would wish to explore on the safari in Uganda. Considering its convenient location 240km from Kampala and a few Kilometers from the tarmac, the 2 Days are enough to explore the wilderness of this protected habitat with no pressure. Considered the smallest of all the savannah parks of Uganda, Lake Mburo NP stretches over 260km2 and is marked by ancient Precambrian rocks that date back to 500 million years ago. The Park supports 350 Species of birds including the Red Faced Barbet that is limited to Lake Mburo National Park in the whole of Uganda,African Finfoot along with the rare Shoebill. Other Species include; Saddle-billed Stork,African-wattled Lapwing, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Brown-chested Lapwing, Carruther’sCisticola, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, African Scops Owl and White-winged Warbler.

Lake Mburo National Park is gifted with verdant wildlife including the Impala antelope limited to Lake Mburo NP on Ugandan standards, the highest populations of Burchell’s Zebra found in only three protected areas in Uganda, Eland antelope also found in three protected areas. Other wild game like Rothschild Giraffe, the defassa water buck, the bushbuck, the warthog, the leopard, Cape Buffalo among other species thrive in the park and make it worth encountering on safari in Uganda.

Lake Mburo itself adjoins other thirteen (13) lakes in the area to create a wetland system that is 50km long that end up in the Lake Victoria catchment area. Besides the swamp vegetation that marks the wetland area, Lake Mburo National Park is greatly dominated by extensive Acacia hockii. The surrounding communities are greatly the Bahima pastoralists that graze long horned Ankole cattle very beautiful to encounter while on a 2 dayssafari in Uganda.


Day 1 of the 2 Days Uganda Safari to Lake Mburo National Park: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe en route and undertake a boat ride on Lake Mburo on arrival

Day 2 of the 2 Days Uganda Safari to Lake Mburo National Park: Undertake a game walking safari and transfer back to Kampala

Day 1of the 2 Days Uganda Safari to Lake Mburo National Park: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe en route and undertake a boat ride on Lake Mburo on arrival


After breakfast embark on the transfer to Lake Mburo National Park in the south west of Uganda departing your place of stay at 6:30am. The drive to Lake Mburo National Park is 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive and you will break this journey after driving only 77km from Kampala at the Equator crossing Kayabwe which is a re-known site for photography since most of the travellers prefer taking pictures with one leg in one hemisphere and the other leg in a different hemisphere. There are also geographical experiments that can be carried out for the keen geographers to demonstrate the geographical separation of the north and southern hemispheres. You retreat from this break and continue on the drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Upon arrival, you check in at the lodge, settle for lunch after which you connect to Rwonyo jetty for an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo. The thrilling afternoon boat ride presents rewarding views of the calm waters of Lake Mburo that provide an ideal habitat for Hippos and the Nile Crocodiles. The views of fringing swamp and Kigarama hill beyond are also amazing. The bird species like the African Fish eagle and the African fin foot may be spotted during the boat ride. Retire from the encounter and do a simple game drive as you connect to the lodge


Upmarket / Luxury:Mihingo Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Arcadia Cottages Mburo

Budget / Basic: Eagles Nest

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Day 2 of the 2 Days Uganda Safari to Lake Mburo National Park: Undertake a game walking safari and transfer back to Kampala


Lake Mburo National Park with an extensive savannah environment can be better explored on foot. The game walking safari at the sun rise allows you to explore the moist savannah dotted with magical acacia Species supporting a range of wildlife and birds. During the walk, you have possibilities of exploring the range of game including Impala, Rothschild giraffes,Burchell’s Zebra, Topis, waterbucks,Warthogs, bushbucks, Klipspringer, Cape Buffaloes, elands not forgetting acacia associated birds including the endemic Red faced Barbet. The hike to the Kazuma Hill allows you to gain beautiful views of the area and the myriad of lakes below including Lake Mburo and Lake Kacheera the only permanent water sources in the area. You retreat from the 3 – 4 hour encounter and embark on the transfer back to Kampala 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive.

End of the 2 Days Uganda Safari to Lake Mburo National Park

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  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • 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)

General 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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Mburo Safari Lodge is a midmarket inclined to Luxury accommodation on the border of Lake Mburo National Park. The lodge is positioned on a raised hill offering a panoramic view of the park.

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Safari Lodges in Lake Mburo National Park