TOURIST ACTIVITIES IN LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

Tourist activities in Lake Mburo national park : Lake Mburo national park is one of the best savanna parks in Uganda and as well one the nearest park Kampala the Capital City of Uganda which is about 4 hours’ drive from the city center and about 5 hours’ drive from Entebbe international airport.

Being the nearest park has made it one of the best visited destination for tourists who have limited travel time since it can be explore on a 2 days wildlife viewing safari itinerary.

Though it’s best to give it ample time in order to fully exploit the best of time. Lake Mburo national park thrills with several tourist activities including Game drives, Boat cruise, walking safari, birding, spot fishing, community tours and many more.

Let’s talk about the tourist activities enjoyed while on a Uganda safari to Lake Mburo national park;

Game drives in Lake Mburo National park

The best way to enjoy the stunning attractions within Lake Mburo national park is by taking on a game drive safari. The park offers full day game drives but since it’s a small park, one can opt for a half day game drive either early morning game drives to spot the early risers and hunters or grab an afternoon game drive to watch the animals as they gather along waterholes to quench their thirst.

There is as well an evening game drive. All these game drives in Lake Mburo national park are best enjoyed with a 4×4 safari vehicle.  During the game drive in this smallest savanna park, look out for Zebras, Buffaloes, bushbucks, and many more. There are always well designated trails in the park where tourists on a game drive pass.

Walking safaris in Lake Mburo national park

Lake Mburo national park is one of those parks in Uganda where one can enjoy a walking safari. The park is has an alluring and stunning vegetation cover that thrills with plenty of wildlife species. Taking a walking safari is not different from game drive only that with a walk, you get an opportunity to reach to places which are unreachable with the vehicle.

During the guided walks in Lake Mburo national park, tourists are guarded by armed rangers for security purposes. Surprisingly while on a walk, there you end up spotting similar wildlife as seen while on a game drive only that on foot, you really get the feeling of being in the wilderness surrounded by plenty of wildlife.

Boat cruise in Lake Mburo national park

Lake Mburo national park has about 8 Lakes some situated within the park and the rest outside the park thus taking a boat ride along one of these lake is such a fascinating experienced enjoyed while on a Uganda safari. During the boat ride, you have an opportunity to spot hippos, crocodiles and several water birds among others. The best time of the day to enjoy the boat cruise is during the afternoon when several animals are seen gathering along the water bodies.

Birding and bird watching in Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo national park thrills with over 135 species of birds making birding one of the enjoyed tourist activities carried out in this smallest savanna park. Lake Mburo national park has several birding spots including near the Rwonyo salt licks, within the Warukiri valley, Miriti valley, in Rubanga forest and within the savanna vegetation of the park.

Some of the bird species to watch in Lake Mburo national park include; African Fin foot, Brown-chested Lapwing, Grey Crowned Crane, Rufous-bellied Heron, owl, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Nubian Woodpecker, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Brown Parrot, White-headed Barbet, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Black-bellied Bustard, Red-headed Lovebird, Ross’s Turaco, and the rare Red-faced Barbet which is endemic to Lake Mburo national park among others.

Horse Back Safaris in Lake Mburo national park

Horseback riding safari is one of the sport activity enjoyed while on a Uganda safari in Lake Mburo national park. Horseback ride is organized and managed by Mihingo lodge and is one of the best ways to get the closet view of the wildlife species as they graze within the savanna grassland. While on a horseback ride, the horse takes you up close to the grazing zebras and elands as they shy away from the horse.

Tourist activities in Lake Mburo national park

Cultural and community tour

While on a safari to Lake Mburo national park, tourists enjoy a more fascinating adventure of visiting the cultural center located just outside the park where tourists get an opportunity meet and interact with the locals, learn how to milk, how preserve milk and how to make ghee among other. During this tour you can as well decide to support the local people.

Conclusion,

Lake Mburo national park is one of the best destination to visit while on you short Uganda safari. Lake Mburo national park can be explored on 2 days adventure as well as in 3 days adventure as well as combined wildlife safari to other different parts of Uganda. Book your safari with us to enjoy the unbeaten experience at ease.