4 days Mburo safari offers one a chance to visit one of Uganda’s smallest grassland parks for an unforgettable encounter with some of Africa’s most famous fauna species, including both animals and birds. Optional activities on this4 days Mburo safari to Lake Mburo National Park include wildlife sighting game drives, a boat cruise safari on Lake Mburo, a guided nature walk safari, fishing, a layover at the Equator, and jungle horseback riding. It is great for a weekend in the outdoors for a family, couple, or group of friends.
The highlights of this 4 days Mburo safari
- Morning, evening and night game drives
- Viewing of wild animals
- Scenic drives
- Boat cruise
- Photo shooting at the Equator
- Nature guided walking, birding,
- Other optional activities fishing, cycling, quad biking and horseback ride
Brief information about Lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo National Park is Uganda’s smallest national park, located around 240 kilometers from Kampala and only 30 kilometers from Mbarara, Western Uganda’s largest town. It is roughly 290 kilometers from Entebbe airport to Lake Mburo National Park. The national park is surrounded by four major districts in Uganda: Mbarara town, Lyantonde, Isingiro North, and Kiruhura.
Lake Mburo National Park was established as a regulated hunting area in 1933 and was later converted to a game reserve in 1963. The area was dominated by Banyankore pastoralists (also known as Bahima), who kept on herd their cattle and other livestock in the reserve until the Obote regime gave it national park status in 1983. The decision to designate Lake Mburo Reserve as a National Park was made in part to punish the Banyankore, who were suspected of assisting anti-Obote insurgents.
Lake Mburo National Park is a unique site with a diverse ecosystem and abundant wildlife, particularly in its western region, which has Rocky Ridges and forested gorges, narrow bands of lush, riparian forests, and much more. It is home to 68 animal species but lacks elephants and lions. Because there are no lions, tourists may freely approach close to the animals and enjoy close encounters with them. The park features a variety of birds that are visible to guests as they fly across the sky. Among the species spotted in this park are the uncommon shoebill, stork, African fin foot, pelican, and heron
Day 1: Pickup from the hotel in Kampala and transfer to Lake Mburo national park
Today of 4 days Mburo safari After an early breakfast, our driver guide will pick you up from your Kampala hotel and travel for 4-5 hours south of the equator to Lake Mburo National Park in western Uganda. You will stop at the Kayabwe equator, which is among the most well-known landmarks in the world, to witness an amazing water experiment on both ends of the world, take some memento photos with one leg in the Northern Hemisphere and another in the Southern Hemisphere, and then continue the drive through a number of papyrus swamps and numerous ranches of long-horned Ankole cattle. Head to the Igongo Cultural Museum for refreshments.
Explore this incredible museum, which displays one of Uganda’s richest legacies, with the past and rituals of the Ankole people and southwest Uganda that will transport you back in time centuries.
After lunch, drive to the park and check into your booked lodge to spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and preparing for evening and night game drives where you will see a variety of wildlife species such as African caped Buffaloes, Giraffes, a high concentration of Zebras, Warthogs, Elands, Impalas, and some primate species, Leopard, among others, and a variety of bird species. Lake Mburo is one of Uganda’s best savannah national parks for night game drives in search of nocturnal wildlife such as porcupine, the elusive leopard, and white-tailed deer. Dinner and night sleep at the hotel
Meal plan: All meal are included
Day 2: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise
Wake up early for breakfast, then go on a game drive along the Kazuma route. The Kazuma trail offers great views of the park, including rolling hills. This morning game drive will take you deeper into the park in quest of sightings of Zebras, Eland, water bucks, bush bucks, warthogs, impalas, Klipspringer, and other species, as well as night dwellers and predators like hyenas, leopards, and jackals. Return to the resort for lunch and some rest.
Embark on afternoon boat cruise to see water mammals such as Hippopotamuses, Nile crocodiles, otters, and other land mammals such as Zebras and Buffaloes, as well as numerous birds such as the African grey hornbill, African fin foot, Common Scimitar bill, Brown Parrot, fish eagles, and Crested Francol. Return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay after the boat excursion on Lake Mburo.
Meal plan: All meals are included
Day 3: Guided nature walk and relaxation at lake shores
Today of 4 days mburo safari,Following your early morning breakfast, you will go on a morning bush walk to get a closer interaction with nature and to see and photograph additional species. Lake Mburo National Park is a truly unique location, with diverse, intriguing, and colorful elements in every direction. The majority of the species lives in the park’s huge marsh region.
Spend the rest of the afternoon lounging around the lakeshores and observing numerous bird species. You can also go on a night wildlife safari to look for nocturnal creatures, like as the leopard, which is generally seen at night.
Meal plan: All meals are included
Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala
After a leisurely breakfast, depart on the journey back to Kampala, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or the airport in Entebbe for your scheduled flight home, putting this 4 days lake Mburo safari to an end.
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch
- Ground transportation and game drives
- Accommodation while on safari
- An English speaking driver/guide
- Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while on safari,
- Park entrance fees
- All activities while on the tour as mentioned detailed in the itinerary.
- International flights
- Additional accommodation before and after the tour
- Tips to drivers and guides
- Personal items like Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees.
- Government imposed increase of taxes