3 Day Lake Mburo Safari – out of Kampala or Entebbe
Day one: Lake Mburo safari commencement
Morning departure out of Kampala or Entebbe, proceeding through the roadside fruit and vegetable Markets. You will drive pay local natives carrying “Matooke” (the native name for plantains) on bicycles. Have a brief stopover at the Uganda Equator where the local guide will give explanations on the different forces of nature. Later, drive through the Lukaya area, where the local fishermen sell different kinds of fish from the nearby Lake Victoria. We arrive at the Lodge or Safari Camp for lunch before an evening wildlife tour of Lake Mburo. The animals seen this day may include; Impala, Burchell’s Zebra, Eland and some rare birds like the scimitar-bills and the barefaced go away bird. Dinner, then overnight at the Mihingo Lodge, Lake Mburo Safari Lodge or the Rwakobo rock Lodge. Meal arrangements: Lunch and dinner.
Transit Time: About 3-4 Hours.
Day Two: Lake Mburo Tour
The morning breakfast and start the walk with a ranger guide. The Walking safari at Lake Mburo starts by driving from your overnight accommodation to a starting point, where you meet the armed guide. From here, start a 2 hour walk into the Hyena’s Den, where it is possible to see these animals inside their burrows, you walk through the Savannah, seeing Zebra, Cape Buffalo, Topi and at times Eland. These animals are attracted to a nearby salt lick, where you find warthog, Impala, Topi and other wildlife.
The walk finally ends at the Lake Mburo shores, where Zebras and Cape buffalo may be seen drinking water from the swamps while the Sitatunga may also be spotted using binoculars. Later, a mid morning game drive commences and you only return to camp for lunch, before taking the evening tour along the Lakeside track to see Hippos and crocodiles on the Lake. White Pelicans, Marabou storks and other water birds are usually present in large numbers here. In the evening, return to your accommodations for dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day Three: Nature Walk Tours
Breakfast at your lodge or safari camp and have another morning Lake Mburo safari adventure in the acacia forested Savannah. Later, transfer to Kampala a after a picnic lunch break at the Equator. Transit time of about 4 – 5 hours in normal traffic conditions.
Meal Plan – Breakfast and Lunch.
Transit Time: 3-4 HOURS.
Lake Mburo safari ends with a drop off, either in Kampala or Entebbe.
- National park entry fee,
- walking safari in the park with ranger guide to see Zebra and Elands,
- Game viewing around the Lake Mburo for Hippo and sitatunga,
- private game drives in open topped safari vehicle at Lake Mburo with return 4×4 transfers from Kampala or Entebbe to Lake Mburo National park.
- Personal expenditure whilst on safari,
- laundry, personal as well as optional tipping for exceptional safari guiding if necessary.
Other tour combinations close to Lake Mburo National park include:
- 7 Day Gorilla and chimpanzee safari to Bwindi
- Queen Elizabeth National park
- 3 Days Murchison falls safari out of Kampala
- 5 Rwanda Gorilla trek