Top 5 Safari Activities in Lake Mburo National Park

Top 5 Safari Activities in Lake Mburo National Park: Lake Mburo national park is the smallest savanna park situated in the western part of Uganda along Masaka-Mbarara road and the nearest park to Kampala the Capital city of Uganda. This small park comprises waterbodies including 5 lakes, stunning acacia woodland, gorges, rocks and a good number of wildlife species. Taking a 2 or 3 days on a Uganda safari to Lake Mburo national park is such a fascinating adventure as you enjoy lots of tourist activities but the major activities not to miss out include;

  1. Game drive;

With over 68 species of mammals, Lake Mburo national park is undoubtedly one of the best savanna parks to visit for a game drive safari in Uganda to get an opportunity of encountering with Zebras, Buffaloes, Bush pigs, Antelopes, impalas, Giraffes, Hyenas, Elands, Duiker, Waterbuck, Elands, jackals and many more. Game drive is always the best way to explore most of savanna parks in Uganda though one may as well choose to view abundant of wildlife species while at the horse’s back termed as horseback ride which is yet an optional activities usually enjoyed at Lake Mburo national park. There is also another optional fascinating activity of Biking in the park through well designated trails through terrains. While on a game drive safari at Lake Mburo national park, there is also an optional of taking a nocturnal game drive to spot the nocturnal mammals that are always visible in the night and hide during the day such as Leopards, Porcupines etc. Thus the best way to encounter with them is by taking a nocturnal game drive with armed rangers.

  1. Boat cruise,

Boat cruise is yet another adventurous tourist activity enjoyed at Lake Mburo national park. with 5 lakes inside the park and 3 lakes outside the park, tourists have a chance of carrying out a breath taking boat trip along one of the lake with an opportunity of spotting Crocodiles, Hippos and plenty of other aquatic wildlife like water birds and other animals that visit the lake to quench their thirst especially over hot scotching afternoon sun such as zebras, Buffaloes, antelopes and many more.

  1. Birding;

With over 350 species of birds thrilling in Lake Mburo national park, Birding /bird watching is indeed one of the best tourist activity not to Miss out while on a Uganda safari to this small savanna park. For bird lovers, prepare to carry a pair of binoculars and a birding book then head out to enjoy the best and memorable birding experience as you watch abundant of birdlife which are even easy to see. Be sure to spot water birds, forest birds, savanna birds and many more. The list of birds to look out for is endless but here are a few samples of the bird species to expect during this birding safari in Lake Mburo national park and they include; Malachite king fishers, pied Kingfishers, Shining-blue Kingfishers, African Fin foot, Brown Parrot, Grey Woodpeckers, African-grey Hornbill, Red-necked spur fowl, Greenwood Hoopoe, Black-winged Bishop, Blue-spotted Wood Dove, Blue Quails, African-wattled Plover Rufous napped, Yellow-throated Long claw, Great Swamp Warblers,  Herons, African Fish Eagle, Pelicans and many more.

  1. Walking safari;

Lake Mburo national park is one of the best savanna park for walking in the whole of Uganda the pearl of Africa. In fact, most tourist with limited travel time usually substitute Game drive with walking safari as the taking a walk on foot can enable one reach to various parts of the park including those that can’t be easily reached while in a vehicle such as walking to the top of hills that offers stunning views of the park at a glance. One may choose to take a morning walk or even walk all coming with plenty of encounters with different wildlife species. Morning walks are more fascinating offering a chance to spot nocturnal mammals and early risers in the park. 

  1. Spot Fishing;

Obviously the name of the park itself indicates that there are lakes within the park thus spot fishing is included amongst the top tourist activities done in Lake Mburo national park and it is conducted on Mazinga where one is able to catch Tilapia fish species, and other species since the lake thrills with 6 species of fish. One needs to carry his own fishing equipment or hire some if need be.


Apart from the top 5 tourist activities mentioned above, Lake Mburo national park thrills with many other activities that can be done at any givem period of time such as Cultural tour, hose back ride, Biking and many more. Check out our 2 days Lake Mburo national park safari and 3 days Lake mburo national park safari plus other combined safaris with in Uganda and East Africa at large.