Lake Mburo national park is known as the most easiest to reach Uganda national park and the closest park to the capital city Kampala and its largest city, it’s just a drive of 3-4 hours from capital city Kampala. The park was recognized in 1983, and it’s the only place in Uganda to see the Impalas and it’s from which Uganda’s capital and largest city Kampala was named because of the very many impala that existed. The park houses very many species of wildlife some of which can’t be seen elsewhere in the world. The most common are zebras, impalas, buffalos, topis, elands, leopards, hyenas, jackals bushbuck, sitatunga, common duiker, klipspringer, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bohor reed buck slender mongoose and secretive bush rat, Burchell’s zebra which only live here and in kidepo valley national park.
Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe after breakfast at 07:30am and driven to the South western part of Uganda; the drive takes about 3-4 hours to the park. You will stop at the equator crossing for photography and informative talks and then after continue to Lake Mburo national park a home to a wide variety of wildlife species; you will also have a chance to see the long horned Akole cattle on your way to the park, Arrive in time at the lodge for lunch. After, you will go on the lake Mburo and enjoy a 2 hours boat cruise on the Lake. The boat is rewarding with sights to very many species of wildlife including schools of hippos and crocodiles just meters from the boat while buffaloes and elephants can be seen along the shoreline plus many species of birds such as the fish eagle and kingfisher, pelicans, and a luck visitor can spot the rare shoebill stork. Dinner and overnight at Rwonyo rest camp, Arcadia cottages- (mid-range), Mantana and Mihingo both luxurious
Day 2: Morning game drive and transfer back to Kampala
After a cup of tea/coffee, the guide will take you for a game drive in the park to catch up with early risen, animals expect to see this morning include hyena, civet cats, lion, leopard elephant, zebra, impala, buffaloes, giraffe, sitatunga, common duiker, klipspringer, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bohor reed buck slender mongoose and secretive bush rat, plus many species of birds and butterflies. After, retire to the lodge for lunch and later you will be driven back to Kampala/ Hotel or at Entebbe international airport to meet your departure flight back home if scheduled on this day.
End of the tour
The safari includes
- Transportation and fuel in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
- Full Board Accommodation on Safari as included in the itinerary
- Game drive and Launch cruise on Lake Mburo
- Full English Speaking driver guide and all his associated expenses and any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
- park entrance fees
- Any other Activity fees as mentioned in the Itinerary
But it exclude,
- Accommodation in Kampala unless is on itinerary
- Visa fees,
- Airport taxes
- Item of personal nature, like bar bills, tipping, Laundry ,Beverages
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extra expenses not included above