Lake Mburo Safari - Lake Mburo National Park
$40 pp (Park entrance fees)

Wildlife Safaris | Best time to go: December to February and June to November

Destination: Kampale/Entebbe – Lake Mburo National Park

Activities: Wildlife Safari, Boat Safari, Walking, Bike Ride, Horseback Safari

Lake Mburo National Park


With exciting African wildlife watching in arm’s reach of the capital, the 370-sq-km Lake Mburo National Park is an increasingly common stop on the safari circuit.

It’s the only place in southern Uganda to see zebras and the only park in the country with impalas, slender mongoose and giant bush rats. You can also look for hyenas, leopards, topis, elands and recently reintroduced Rothschild’s giraffes. Lions are rarely sighted – it’s thought there’s only one left here. Few big predators means there are horse-riding and mountain-biking opportunities. Some of the 325 bird species include martial eagles and red-faced barbets in the acacia-wooded savannah, and papyrus yellow warblers and African finfoots in the wetlands.

Lake Mburo National Park Highlights

  • Only park in the country with impalas
  • Lions are rarely sighted
  • Horse-riding and mountain-biking activities
  • Over 325 bird species recorded
  • The famed long-horned Ankole cattle a common sight
  • Forest walk – Rubanga Forest, Boat trips, nature trails and Fishing activities
  • En-route to Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Forest National Parks

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About Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National game park that lies towards western Uganda along the Kampala, Masaka Mbarara high-way. If you are interested in seeing the best of Africa’s herbivorous beasts in the wild, this is the best place to go. See Eland, antelope, as well as zebras and water buck. It is has beautiful rolling hills and open grass valleys, interspersed with thickets, woodlands and rich wetlands. In Lake Mburo you will get to see, among many other animals, the impala, water bucks, the cape buffalo,oribi,hyena, topi,reed buck,leopard and zebra.

Birding watching in Lake Mburo National Park is mainly in areas like the swampy valleys of Warukiri and Miriti, and the roadsides between Rwonyo camp and the jetty. There are also ideally-situated viewing platforms at the salt lick, in Miriti Valley, and in Rubanga Forest. Species observed at these locations include the Rufous-bellied Heron, Bateleur, Coqui Francolin, Grey Crowned Crane, Black-bellied Bustard, Brown-chested Lapwing, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Brown Parrot, Red-headed Lovebird, Ross’s Turaco, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Green Wood-hoopoe, Common Scimitarbill, White-headed Barbet, Red-faced Barbet, Nubian Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike, Long-tailed Cisticola, Yellow-breasted Apalis, White-winged Tit and Finfoot among others.
Rubanga Forest can be visited using a vehicle or on foot. This is a real draw for keen birders, and prior arrangement should be made with the warden. The rare Red-faced Barbet – only seen in Lake Mburo National Park – is one of the of the forest’s featured species

DAY 1: Morning Drive Mbarara-Masaka Road

Early morning pick up from your hotel after breakfast. Head for Mbarara through Masaka along Masaka road. Just this journey has a lot for you to see and you stop along the way to witness some of the largest banana plantation farms. You will also make stops at Mpambire to see the Royal Drum Makers at their craft. You will be taken to the pint where the northern and southern hemispheres of the world separate with each other. Stand over the equator line take photographs. You will arrive in Mbarara for lunch. Head for Lake Mburo National Park. Uganda Safari You will get to see wild animals grazing side by side with domestic cattle. You will enter the park through the Nshara gate. You will take an afternoon boat trip on Lake Mburo itself. Retire for the evening.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
Up-market: Mihingo Lodge
Moderate: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge
Lowest Price: Rwonyo Campsite

DAY 2: Game Drive for wildlife and scenery viewing

Early morning regroup at the lodge. Prepare to take an early morning game drive through the national park with your guides on spacious 4 wheel drive vehicles. You will return to the lodge to have breakfast and then go back for more adventure. You will take another game drive or walk under the escort of a game ranger after your breakfast. This game park is used to graze domestic cattle. Get to see zebra and the long horned domestic cattle grazing along side peaceably. Retire for the evening for the

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Mihingo Lodge

Moderate: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge

Lowest Price: Rwonyo Campsite

DAY 3: Community tour and Back to Kampala

Early morning regroup at the lodge. Briefing by the guides before an early morning departure to Biharwe. Prepare to go Bicycle cycling through the park. There are no large hills to climb. You cross some marshy low-lying areas, skirting larger hills through small villages and smallholdings. Return to the camp. Depart for Kampala. Arrive late Evening. Retire to your hotel

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