Lake Mburo National Park is a stunning savanna safari park in Western Uganda with plenty of exciting safari activities available for tourists on the Uganda tour holiday to participate in. This park is considered the most accessible of all Uganda’s 10 national parks and given its proximity to the city center, it is possible to go 2 days Uganda wildlife safari in Lake Mburo National Park or even 3 days wildlife tour.

Lake Mburo National Park shelters a huge profusion of wildlife in its savannas and other habitats ranging from zebras, Rothschild giraffes, birds, warthogs, antelopes, buffaloes, hippos, leopard, lion, and a lot more. The top safari activities in Lake Mburo National Park range from sport fishing, boat cruise, bird watching, game drives to nature walks.

Below are amazing safari activities in Lake Mburo National Park

Game drives

Game viewing is one major reason the majority of tourists on Uganda safari holiday consider Lake Mburo National Park a must-visit. Game drives here present visitors opportunity to enjoy the view of the endangered Rothschild giraffes that exist only in 3 parks in Uganda (Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park and Lake Mburo National Park), lion, birds, leopard, buffaloes, huge volumes of antelopes (mostly impalas, topis, bushbucks, roan antelopes, eland, oribis to mention but a few.

Birding

A safari in Lake Mburo National Park is never complete without bird watching. There are diverse bird species sheltered in the park’s scenic swamps and savannas with the best birding sites include Miriti and Warukiri swamps. Among the many bird species to identify while on birding safari in Lake Mburo National Park include red-necked spurfowl, shoebill stork, emerald spotted wood dove, bared faced go-way bird, African grey hornbill, brown parrot, lilac-breasted rollers, Nubian woodpeckers, black-bellied bustards, African wattled plover rufous, crested francolin, yellow-throated long claw, southern red bishop, rufous chested swallow, and others.

Guided nature walks

A nature walk in Lake Mburo National Park is a distinct experience of its own. Compared to other protected areas, nature walks in this park can be conducted in any area with guidance of experienced and armed park ranger guide. Nature lovers on Uganda safari can be exposed to the park’s numerous antelope families, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, butterflies, birds and many more. You can go on a morning nature walk/in the afternoon.

Sport fishing

This is one of the extra-ordinary activities that distinguishes Lake Mburo National Park from the usual destinations. It is an incredible water sport involving anglers challenging themselves with heavy fish species at Mazinga spot that is also free of hippos and crocodiles.

Boat/launch cruise

A launch cruise is another most memorable recreational water sport Uganda safari travelers can engage in while on a holiday in Lake Mburo National Park. This exposes you to park’s numerous hippos, crocodiles as they bask on lake shores, water birds like African fish eagles, green necked doves, malachite kingfishers, cormorants, pied kingfishers, pelicans, rufous tailed starlings, shoebill stork, herons to mention but a few.

Horseback riding

Viewing wildlife on horseback is such a mesmerizing experience you shouldn’t miss out while on Uganda safari and Lake Mburo National Park should your must-visit destination. It is one of the 2 protected areas in Uganda where this adventure is conducted. You will enjoy amazing view of elands, zebras, birds while on the horsebacks instead of using a 4×4 Uganda safari vehicle.

Rubanga Forest walk

If you enjoy bird watching then a nature walk/forest walk in Rubanga forest should be your next thing. It shelters about 42 bird species including Narina trogon, shoebill, double toothed barbet, grey backed camaroptera and many more.

Other activities include a guided nature walk to the salt lick, community/cultural encounter, visit to Igongo cultural centre, Quad biking, walking/hiking tours especially on Kazuma hill.

Where to stay in Lake Mburo National Park

The various accommodation alternatives in and around Lake Mburo National Park range from lodges-Budget-luxury; hotels to campsites. They include Mantana Tented Camp, Lake Mburo Safari Lodge, Rwonyo Rest Camp and Arcadia Cottages.

Getting to Lake Mburo National Park

The best way to get to Lake Mburo National Park is by road and you can drive from Entebbe/Kampala along Kampala-Mbarara route about 4 hours’ drive. It is recommended that you use a comfortable 4×4 Land Cruiser/Safari van with open roof top for excellent game viewing experience.

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