Walking Safaris in Lake Mburo National Park is an exceptional way to enjoy and experience the wildlife in this park, given the fact the park has no lions and elephants and the leopard is very rare here this offers you a safe walking safari into the park plains where you will meet and experience various Savannah wildlife and birds up-close. 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. We do incorporate walking safaris in Lake Mburo National Park for all our safaris to this park here are some of our popular safari packages.
Walking Safaris in Lake Mburo are done within the park and outside the park both offering you a great experience and wildlife encounters. The walking safaris within the park are managed and guided by Uganda Wildlife Authority where you will be allocated by one of the park rangers to take you on the walk in the park; the walk takes you approximately 2 hours in various parts of the park where you will have a chance to see various wildlife and birds including Giraffes, Zebras, Elands, Topis, Impalas, the bird list of this park contains papyrus and acacia species which include the papyrus gonelek, papyrus yellow warbler, white-winged warbler and the shoebill stork.
The walking safaris outside the park are conducted by the local communities and the lodges Rwakobo Rock Lodge and Mihingo Lodge, this walk as well give you an opportunity to see same wildlife like in the park with added visit to the local communities and seeing the local traditional Ankole long horned cattle. Contact us here and we will book for you as per your choosing during your stay in Lake Mburo National Park.
The walking safari with in the park that is managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority costs $15 for both Foreign Non residents and foreign residents and for the East African Citizens it is 10,000 Uganda shillings. For the walking safari outside the park managed by the local communities and the lodges this varies in the price as per the lodge ranging from $10 to $20 per person per walk.
A walking safari in Lake Mburo can be booked in advance or arrival, booking in advance will require you to pay the nature walk fees at Uganda Wildlife Authority who will give you a wildlife card that will be shown upon arrival to Lake Mburo for the walking safari. 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 or at the Lodges you are booked for your stay and then you will be given a receipt confirming your payment and go ahead with the walking safari in the park.
The best time to do the walking safari in Lake Mburo 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 walking safaris in the park is much more easy.
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 Camp Site, 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.
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 228 km 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.
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