Lake Mburo National Park is one of the best parks in Uganda to do safari game drives giving you an opportunity to view various wildlife which include Giraffes, Zebras, Elands, Topis, Impalas among others. Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest savannah national park in Uganda; it is a home to an impressive diversity of wildlife with 69 mammal species and 332 bird species. Lake Mburo National Park is the only park in Uganda that contains impalas and the only one in western Uganda where you can see the Zebras, Giraffes and Elands. Safari Game Drives in Lake Mburo can be done in the morning, mid-morning, afternoon, evening and night these give you an opportunity to see a variety of savanna animals and birds. The location of Lake Mburo national park makes it the quickly and easier accessible national park from Kampala or Entebbe offering you a day’s trip for you to enjoy the safari game drives in Lake Mburo.
Safari Vacation and Travel Services will help you plan and book for you safari to Lake Mburo national park with travel ranging from Budget, Mid-range to luxury. We do have package options available for you to choose that will enable you do the safari game drives in lake Mburo.
Lake Mburo National park contains an impressive diversity of wildlife with 69 mammal species, a number of this park’s herbivores are rarely and many are only found here. Lake Mburo is the only park in Uganda where you can find the impalas and the only one in western Uganda where you can see the Giraffes, Zebras and Elands. Leopards and hyenas are also present though rarely sighted in the park. Hippos and crocodiles can as well be sight during a boat trip on Lake Mburo. Wildlife in Lake Mburo can be sighted during game drives and best time is during the morning and evening hours. Night game drives are also done in the park giving you a chance to see nocturnal animals such as bushbabys, pottos and depending on luck a leopard.
Lake Mburo National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Uganda and it attracts many avian tourists throughout the year, the park has over 332 recorded bird species. Many papyrus and acacia species can be spotted in the park such as the papyrus gonelok, papyrus yellow warbler, white-winged warbler and the shoebill stork. It is one of the places in Uganda to see the shoebill stork.
Local Ankole Cattle.
Parts of Lake Mburo National Park are grazing areas for various local herds’ men whom on your game drive in some parts of the park you will be able to meet with this giving you an opportunity to see and learn about the local tradition Ankole cattle, only fond in Uganda commonly described as the cattle with long horns.
Lake Mburo has various local communities, these provide the opportunity to learn about their life and how they survive alongside with wildlife. You will have an opportunity as well to be entertained with local dances and art.
The best time to visit Lake Mburo National Park for Safari Game Drives is during the dry months of December to February and then June to October during this time the road accessing the park are dry and driving through is easy compared to wet season and doing the safari game drives in the park is much more easy as drive through the tracks is not hard.
Safari Game drives in Lake Mburo, the day game drive that is done between 7am to 6pm costs USD40 for foreign non residents, USD30 for foreign residents, 20,000 Uganda Shillings for East African Citizens for Adults and then for Children it is USD20, USD10 and 5000 Uganda Shillings respectively. The Night Game drive which starts after 6pm costs USD30 for the foreign non residents, USD30 foreign residents and 50,000 Uganda Shillings for East African Citizens the rates are based on per person as per Uganda Wildlife Authority official tariff for entrance fees in Uganda National parks.
Safari Game drives in Lake Mburo can be booked in advance or arrival, booking in advance will require you to pay the entrance fees at Uganda Wildlife Authority who will give you a wildlife card that will be shown upon arrival to Lake Mburo for the game drives. Contact us here we will help you and book for you your game drive in advance. You can as well pay on arrival at Lake Mburo National Park offices and then you will be given a receipt confirming your payment and go ahead with the game drives in the park.
By Road: Lake Mburo National Park is located between the towns of Masaka and Mbarara close to the main south western road that links Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. It is 228km drive from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park which takes you approximately 3-4 hours drive each way. The park can be accessed from various main gates which include Kyanyanshara Gate linking you to Mihingo Lodge, Akagate Gate and Sanga Gate which leads you to Rwakobo Rock Lodge. The park is close to the main road making it easy for accessibility you will need to follow sign posts of Uganda Wildlife Authority.
By Air; Flying Safari to Lake Mburo National Park is also available via charter and scheduled flights from Kajjansi and Entebbe International Airport, operators of these route include Aero Link Uganda and Fly Uganda among others. This however needs to be booked in advance given the fact the routing is mostly determined by the number of travelers aboard the flight with the minimum being 4 people.
Lodge options in Lake Mburo National Park you can stay in range from budget, mid-range to luxury. Budget options include Rwonyo Rest Camp, UWA Bandas and Campsite, Leopard Rest Camp and Mantana Tented Camp among others fares range from 90-100 dollars a night per person, mid-range options include Rwakobo Rock Lodge, Mpongo Lodge, Mburo Safari Lodge and Acadia Lodge among others fares range from 100-200 dollars a night per person and then Luxury options Mihingo Safari Lodge and Emburara Lodge among others fares range from 200-400 dollars a night per person.
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