Lake Mburo National Park is one of the best and dearest safari destinations in Uganda. Located in the famous Ankole – Masaka corridor, this park is where you will have an encounter with Impalas, Zebras, Giraffes, Elands and many other animal species found here.
Lake Mburo National Park is a home to several water animal species such as the hippopotamus, crocodiles, several water birds and many more that can be encountered by visitors during their stay in the park.
What to do in Lake Mburo National Park
Birding experience in Lake Mburo National Park
Uganda being one of the best places for the birding experience in Africa, Lake Mburo National Park is one of the spots where visitors can enjoy a unique birding experience. The best spots for birding in this park include; the swampy valleys of Miriti and the Warukiri as well as the roadsides between Rwonyo camp as well as jetty, the Rubanga forest and Miriti valley. Visitors here may encounter several bird species such as Coqui Francolin, Emerald-spotted Wood, Rufous-bellied Heron, Bateleur, Brown-chested Lapwing, Grey Crowned Crane, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Red-faced Barbet, Green Wood-hoopoe, Red-headed Lovebird, Ross’s Turaco, Black-bellied Bustard, Nubian Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike, White-headed Barbet, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Finfoot, Common Scimitar bill, White-winged Tit and the Brown Parrot, Long-tailed Cisticola, and many more.
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Nature walks in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is one of the few places in Uganda where clients can have a guided nature walk for a close up experience with wildlife. The Guided nature walks take you through the salt lick where you will find many animals especially the Impalas that are attracted to the salty rocks. In this walk that normally starts in the morning or later in the afternoons, and takes up-to about three hours, you will meet many animals including the hippos, Elands, Zebras, Impalas , Giraffes and many more. For birder’s, this is an opportunity to get closer to several bird species residing here by passing through several spots. With the help of the walking safari guide and ranger, you will be able to spot different animals and bird species here, making your walking experience a really memorable and rewarding one.
Game drives in Lake Mburo National Park.
Lake Mburo National Park is one of the parks in Uganda ideal for the game drives. With the help of your private safari guide, you will have as many game drives as possible while in this park. Several animals and bird species will be encountered in the game drives. These game drives can be done in the morning to meet the nocturnal as they return to the hideouts, and at the same time meet several animal species as they start their new day. Sunset game drives also provide visitors with an excellent platform to view as many animal species as possible as the sun goes down.
Boat cruise on Lake Mburo National Park
This boat cruise will get you to come face to face with the flora and fauna of the lake. And along the bank, you will also see many animals that come to the water especially in the dry season. You will also see many hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, buffaloes, and over 3 types of otters that are found in the lake. Also when it comes to the birds, you will view the malachite kingfishers, African Fish eagles, blue headed weavers, Rufuos long tailed starlings, the pied kingfishers, hammerkobs, Herons, pelicans, and many more. This boat safari will also give you a chance to view the crocodiles as well as the hippos in their natural habitat, making your safari a complete adventure.
This park is the only place in Uganda where you can go for game viewing on a horse. This is yet another rewarding and excellent way of getting closer to wildlife. Found at Mihingo Lodge, you will be allocated a trained staff that will accompany you for a game viewing safari on horse, an experience that may take up-to about three hours, but very rewarding and memorable as your safari guide will point out several animals and bird species for you during the safari.
Love cycling?? Well Lake Mburo National Park is another place to enjoy wildlife on a bicycle. There are several well trained cycling safari guides that will offer you several cycling packages to choose from, ranging from one hour. With the cycling safari, you go an extra mile and get closer to the wildlife at your convenience, giving you perfect opportunities to take as many pictures as possible. You will ride among the zebras, antelopes, buffaloes within the flat areas of the national park.
This is also the best way to get out of the vehicle into the nature, another way to end your safari in the Pearl of Africa and have a truly rewarding and memorable safari experience.