Night game drives in Lake Mburo National Park; Lake Mburo is one of the few national parks where one can go for night game drive adventure. One engaging in night game drive can be able to see a diversity of animals which you would not encounter during day game drive such animals include genet cat, bush pigs and white mongoose to mention but a few. However, the park lies in the western region of Uganda and its the only Uganda national park located near to Kampala city. Moreover, the park is comprised of beautiful scenery such as wetlands, acacia and grassy hillsides.
In fact ,night game drive gives the best chances of finding leopards, spotted hyena and in the park there is one male lion who resides down by Lake Mburo itself. Night game drives is quite awesome experience out at brightening star with a strong hold spotlight, which is an unusual twist on your regular game drives.
Furthermore, it offers a gainful chances of seeing the nocturnal wildlife species like hyenas, porcupine, honey badgers, serval cats ,white tailed mongoose ,bush pigs ,civet ,leopards and galago.
Description of game drive and other activities –Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National park night game drive takes about 2 hours as tourists to experience the savannah in the darkness and it is carried out using spotlight that help them in providing light for exploring the diversity of wildlife species in the nightfall.
In Lake Mburo national park night game drive lasts about 1 to 2 hours ,visitors can be guided by park ranger in an open savannah in the dark and it can be done while using a strong touch to help in lightening wildlife species in the nightfall, Night Game Drives in Lake Mburo National Park .
Night game drive in Lake Mburo goes at USD30 for foreign nonresident, USD15 for foreign resident and UGX50,000 for East African members. This activity starts from 6:30 pm to 7:00pm.
During night game drive ,visitors are accompanied by trained ranger guides who keep them safe from any form of danger as they engage in the game drive. The activity is more rewarding pop safari vehicle or Uganda Wildlife Authority vehicles in regard to see the nocturnal wildlife species due to their pop up roofs.
Best time for game drive safaris in Lake Mburo national park
Game drives in Lake Mburo national park can be done throughout the year but best rewarding in dry season in the months of June to September and December to January which is best time to see diversity of wildlife species around water holes in the park.
You can choose to do morning game drive or full day game drives with options of getting the best wildlife viewing safaris in the park. Morning game drive is the best to time to encounter variety of wildlife species, during morning hours’ animals are more active at the day compared to the evening and afternoon game drives has great opportunity of seeing different wildlife species which is slightly less but not impossible to see most of the species, lake Mburo horse rides.
However, there are several ways of exploring the wildlife species such as engaging in horseback riding and nature walks. Nature walk is also best way to experience the wilderness of the national park which involves in guidance by park ranger, on nature walk you’re able to see variety of wildlife species and many different tourist attractions in the park.
Horseback riding is also part of experience to explore the wild in Lake Mburo national park where you can be able to ride close to wildlife species and other attractions in the national park.
Wildlife Species in Lake Mburo National Park
Wildlife to see in the park include; impala, zebras, warthog, eland, waterbucks, giraffes ,oribis ,reedbucks ,buffalos and many others .Bird species to encounter in Lake Mburo national park include shoebill ,papyrus yellow warbler ,saddle-billed stork ,African finfoot ,cisticola ,African fish eagle , brown chested wattled plover many more.
Besides doing night game drive in Lake Mburo national park there are many activities to do such as walking safaris, fishing boat trips, cultural tours, horseback riding, birdwatching and nature walks among others.
Where to stay in Lake Mburo national park
The park has outstanding comfortable accommodation with affordable price, lodges including Mihingo Lodge, Arcadia cottages, Emburara farm lodge, Eagle’s nest lodge, Mburo safari lodge among others.
Getting to Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo national park can be out reached by road from Kampala pass Masaka route –Mbarara to Kiruhura. The park can be accessed in two gates which is Sanga gate and Nshara gate.
Get started now! Explore the wild in the dark through visiting Lake Mburo national park for a night game drive.
Book with us in time in order to start organizing your night drive as it is mandatory to have a guide for all night drives. Note ,there are only a limited number of spotlight so book in advance to avoid disappointment. Nigh game drive can be done in your own vehicle but most especially using 4×4 vehecle.