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Kampala 1 Day Tour Lake Mburo National Park is a wildlife day trip to Lake Mburo National Park located only 3 Hours away from Kampala by road. Lake Mburo is one of Uganda’s smaller national parks but well worth a visit with a mix of lakes and plains and fantastic for bird watching.
Game drives, walks and boat trips can be enjoyed here and it is within easy reach of Kampala and ideally situated for a stopover between the capital and the gorilla parks to the west.
The park covers an area of around 260 km square and has a good mix of habitats and scenery with rolling grasslands and hills and areas of acacia forest.
There are five main lakes, the largest of which is Lake Mburo itself lying within the boundaries of the park. Many plains animals are found here such as zebra, buffalo, topi, eland, bush pigs and plenty of hippos in the waterways.
Lake Mburo National Park wetland areas support a huge variety of bird-life with over 350 species. Of the many antelope species that thrive here the sitatunga are more unusual and found around the swampy areas.
Predators here include leopard, jackal, hyena and the smaller mongoose species which can be seen after dark. Lions were hunted to extinction in the 70s and their current status in the area is unknown.
Vervet monkeys and baboons are common here. There is a tented camp near the lake inside the park and a lovely eco-lodge just outside the park.
Lake Mburo National Park highlights: Equator for photographs and ‘polar-water experiment’, game drive, boat trip on Lake Mburo and a local craft village visit (Mpabire Village).
Kampala 1 Day Tour Lake Mburo National Park Itinerary
0600 Hours: Breakfast at your hotel/ residence in Kampala then depart by road to Lake Mburo National Park located in Western Uganda. The park is approximately 240 kilometers/ 150 miles from Kampala and takes about 3.5 Hours.
Along the way, you will see Mpanga forest, colorful Ugandan village farms and towns. Your first rest stop will be at the Equator for photographs and ‘polar-water experiment’.
0930 Hours: Upon arrival, we proceed for an extensive game drive in the park. Lake Mburo national Park is the smallest of the Uganda’s savanna National Parks. It is dotted with acacia trees and numerous lakes surrounded by swamps which provide home for water birds and wildlife.
The park has and has over 68 different species of mammals. The common animals are the herbivores like Zebra, Impala, Buffalo and Topi. The Eland, Roan antelope, leopard, lion, Hyenas and jackals are also seen.
1230 Hours: We enjoy our picnic lunch boxes by Lake Mburo.
1330 Hours: After lunch we embark on a boat cruise to see animals, birds and plant species that can only be clearly viewed on a boat ride. Crocodiles, hippopotamuses and birds like Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, cormorant and fish eagle are easily seen on the ride.
1530 Hours: After our 2 hours of amazing experience on the boat we board our safari vehicle and enjoy a game drive as we exit the park. You may wish to make a stop at the Mpabire drum village (see how the locals make drums), craft shops and fruit market as we return to Kampala.
Kampala 1 Day Tour Lake Mburo National Park Prices
Kampala 1 Day Tour Lake Mburo National Park Rates Includes:
Lunch + Price per person + Kampala 1 Day Tour Lake Mburo National Park + Pick-up from your hotel in Kampala and drop-off to your hotel + All park entry fees, service charge and taxes where applicable & Professional English speaking guides. All are experts in the African wildlife, culture, and tour guiding, many of who speak other European languages
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* Lake Mburo activities in the park include Game Viewing, bird watching and boat cruise on Lake Mburo. Other activities that we can arrange for you upon request but beforehand include; Guided nature walks, walk to a salt lick, Exploring Rubanga forest and Fishing for Tilapia
Kampala 1 Day Tour Lake Mburo National Park Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)