Lake Mburo Weekend getaway safari will take you to one of the smallest National Parks in Uganda– Lake Mburo National Park which is located approximately 240km (by road) west of Kampala.
With an exciting and thrilling wildlife watching in arm’s reach of Kampala, Lake Mburo National Park is amazingly the closest national park to Kampala city, it takes you about 4 hours to drive to the Park. This is the best weekend getaway with your buddies and family.
Lake Mburo found in Kiruhura district is endowed with several wildlife species including but not limited to giraffes, buffaloes, elands, waterbucks, antelopes, zebras, oribis, topis, warthogs and as you take a boat cruise you will be in position to observe hippos and crocodiles.
Lots of activities including: Game drives, boat cruise, birdwatching, nature walks, cycling, fishing, horse riding, cultural tours among others. The park is home to over 68 mammal species such as buffaloes, bush pigs and zebras as well as various bird species. It is famous for having large numbers of Zebras.
The park also has great sceneries starting from the rolling hills, the lush forests to the Savannah grasslands, and seasonal swamps to lakes. There are 5 lakes in the park where by you can engage in sport fishing where you can catch a large tilapia and other fish species, also large numbers of hippos occupy the lakes.
With more than 350 bird species, Lake Mburo National Park is the perfect place for birdwachers to observe, among others, the rare Red-faced Barbet from popular spots such as Rubanga Forest. However, all animal and nature lovers are rewarded at the park; the lake itself offers a great spot for wildlife watching, while for those who enjoy hiking, Rwonyo is the best place to start. For the adventurous, quad biking and game drives are also available.
As Uganda is situated on the equator, the journey offers the opportunity to stop and stand over both the north and southern hemispheres. A day trip consists of a guided safari drive through the park, with a stop at one of the lakes for lunch. You can also add a guided nature walk, or perhaps a boat ride for a chance to see the crocodiles up close.
Organizing a Lake Mburo weekend safari will a great opportunity for a weekend getaway, just a few hours drive from Uganda’s busy capital city. One of the special characteristic of this safari is the possibility to book a horseback safari or a mountain bike safari in the national park.
SunTrack Adventueres organizes affordable 2 days lake mburo national park safari for groups and private travelers. We also organize a range of accommodations in Lake Mburo to choose from, ranging from budget, moderate to luxury. Did You Know? Twenty percent of the entrance fee into the park is used to fund local community projects, such as building clinics and schools.