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Lake Mburo National Park

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An Overview about Lake Mburo National Park

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Exodus Safaris is thrilled to presents Lake Mburo Safaris, an immersive journey into the scenic landscapes and abundant wildlife of Uganda’s Lake Mburo National Park. Nestled in the heart of western Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park is a jewel of biodiversity, characterized by rolling hills, open savannahs, and a network of picturesque lakes. With a commitment to responsible tourism and conservation, Lake Mburo Safaris curated by Exodus Safaris offer travelers an authentic and sustainable way to experience the natural wonders of Uganda.

Embarking on a Lake Mburo Safari with Exodus Safaris promises an unforgettable adventure filled with thrilling wildlife encounters and stunning scenery. Led by experienced guides with intimate knowledge of the park, participants embark on game drives, boat safaris, and walking safaris, allowing for close encounters with a variety of species including zebras, buffaloes, antelopes, and hippos.

From sunrise to sunset, Lake Mburo Safaris offer travelers the chance to witness the beauty and diversity of Uganda’s wildlife, whether it’s observing the graceful movements of giraffes or marveling at the vibrant birdlife that inhabits the park. With comfortable accommodations and personalized service, Lake Mburo Safaris with Exodus Safaris provide a truly immersive and enriching safari experience that celebrates the natural wonders of Lake Mburo National Park.

Why Go on Lake Mburo National Park Safari?

What to Do on the Lake Mburo National Park Safari

Game Drives

Lake Mburo National Park Safaris Game Drives

Game drives are one of the main attractions in the park. You can explore the savannah and woodlands to spot a wide range of wildlife, including zebras, impalas, elands, buffalos, topis, warthogs, giraffes (if they’ve been reintroduced), and numerous bird species. Game drives are typically best in the early morning and late afternoon when animals are most active.

Boat Safaris

Lake Mburo National Park Boat Safari

Taking a boat safari on Lake Mburo is a unique experience. You’ll have the opportunity to get close to hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of water birds. The boat trips provide a different perspective of the park’s wildlife and are especially beautiful during sunrise or sunset.

Nature Walks

Lake Mburo National Park Nature Walks

Guided nature walks are a fantastic way to explore the park’s flora and fauna on foot. It allows you to get closer to nature and observe some of the smaller creatures, birds, and plants that you might miss during a game drive.

Horseback Safaris

Lake Mburo National Park Horseback Safaris

Lake Mburo National Park is one of the few places in Uganda where you can go on a horseback safari. It’s a unique and exciting way to view wildlife while enjoying the thrill of horse riding.

Bird Watching

Lake Mburo National Park Birdwatching

The park is a haven for bird enthusiasts, with over 350 bird species, including the rare shoebill stork. Bring your binoculars and a field guide, and you’ll have a great time identifying the diverse birdlife.

Camping

Lake Mburo National Park Camping

There are designated camping areas within the park, allowing you to enjoy a night in the wilderness. Camping is a great way to experience the sounds of the bush at night and to stargaze.

Cultural Encounters

Cultural Encounters

Lake Mburo is surrounded by local communities, and some tour operators offer cultural encounters, allowing you to interact with the local people and learn about their way of life, traditions, and crafts.

Photography

Lake Mburo National Park Photography

Lake Mburo’s landscapes and wildlife provide excellent opportunities for photography. Be sure to bring your camera and capture the stunning scenery and the park’s diverse wildlife.

Picnicking

Lake Mburo National Park Picnicking

The park has designated picnic areas, which are perfect for relaxing, having a meal, and enjoying the natural surroundings.

Fishing

Lake Mburo National Park Fishing

Fishing is permitted on Lake Mburo, but you need to obtain a fishing permit. It’s a great way to enjoy the tranquility of the lake and catch some fish.

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When is the best month to travel to Lake Mburo National Park ?

Lake Mburo National Park in January

  • Weather: Warm temperatures, with occasional rainfall.
  • Wildlife: Abundant wildlife including zebras, impalas, buffaloes, and various bird species.
  • Events: No major events, but it’s a great time for a wildlife safari with the chance to see newborn animals.

Lake Mburo National Park in February

  • Weather: Warm temperatures with some rainfall.
  • Wildlife: Good wildlife viewing, especially around water sources.
  • Events: No major events, but boat safaris are recommended to enjoy the scenery and spot water-loving animals.
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Lake Mburo National Park in March

  • Weather: The end of the rainy season, lush green landscapes.
  • Wildlife: Excellent time for bird watching; migratory birds start arriving.
  • Events: No major events, but consider a birdwatching safari to witness the diverse avian population.
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Lake Mburo National Park in April

  • Weather: Continuing green landscapes, occasional showers.
  • Wildlife: Migratory birds are at their peak; lush vegetation may make it a bit challenging to spot certain animals.
  • Events: No major events, but guided walking safaris could be a rewarding experience in this weather.

Lake Mburo National Parkin May

  • Weather: Beginning of the dry season, comfortable temperatures.
  • Wildlife: Animals gather around water sources; good chance to see predators.
  • Events: No major events, but a traditional game drive is recommended for optimal wildlife viewing.

Lake Mburo National Park in June

  • Weather: Dry season; cooler temperatures in the morning and evening.
  • Wildlife: Excellent time for wildlife viewing as animals concentrate around waterholes.
  • Events: No major events, but a classic game drive or a night safari can be exciting.

Lake Mburo National Park in July

  • Weather: Dry and cool; ideal for daytime safaris.
  • Wildlife: Prime time for wildlife viewing; herds of buffaloes and zebras are common.
  • Events: No major events, but a combination of game drives and boat safaris can offer a diverse experience.

Lake Mburo National Park in August

  • Weather: Dry and cool; ideal for daytime safaris.
  • Wildlife: Excellent wildlife sightings, with good opportunities for photography.
  • Events: No major events, but consider a hot air balloon safari for a unique perspective.

Lake Mburo National Park in September

  • Weather: Dry and warm; wildlife is active.
  • Wildlife: Great time for animal sightings; vegetation is still relatively low.
  • Events: No major events, but a walking safari or horseback safari can provide a different adventure.

Lake Mburo National Park in October

  • Weather: Dry and warm; some vegetation starts to dry out.
  • Wildlife: Excellent for wildlife viewing, especially large herds of zebras.
  • Events: No major events, but a birding safari or a guided nature walk could be rewarding.

Lake Mburo National Park in November

  • Weather: Beginning of the short rains; lush greenery returns.
  • Wildlife: Animals are still active, and bird watching remains good.
  • Events: No major events, but it’s a good time for a cultural safari to explore local communities.
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Lake Mburo National Park in December

  • Weather: Short rains may continue; lush green landscapes.
  • Wildlife: Animals are still active; bird watching remains excellent.
  • Events: No major events, but a combination of game drives and boat safaris is recommended for a diverse experience.
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FAQ about Lake Mburo National Park Safaris

  • You can see a variety of wildlife, including zebras, impalas, elands, buffalos, warthogs, topis, hippos, crocodiles, and numerous bird species.

  • Yes, the park is excellent for birdwatching, with over 350 bird species, including the rare shoebill stork.

  •  You should pack light clothing, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, binoculars, a camera, and a field guide for birdwatching.

  • The park is generally safe for visitors, but it's essential to follow park regulations, respect the wildlife, and take necessary precautions, such as not approaching wild animals too closely.

  • You can reach the park by road from Kampala, which takes about 4-5 hours. There are also tour operators that offer transportation and guided safaris.

  • Yes, you'll need to purchase an entry permit to access the park, and additional permits for specific activities, such as boat safaris or horseback riding, may be required.

     

5 Best Accommodations While On Lake Mburo Safaris

Mihingo Lodge

  • Location: Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda.
  • Price: Approximately $250 – $400 per person per night.
  • Description: Mihingo Lodge offers luxury tented accommodations perched on a rocky outcrop with panoramic views of the park. Guests can enjoy game drives, boat safaris, horseback riding, and cultural visits to nearby communities.

Rwakobo Rock

  • Location: Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda.
  • Price: Approximately $100 – $200 per person per night.
  • Description: Rwakobo Rock provides rustic-chic accommodations in cottages and safari tents nestled amidst the wilderness. Guests can unwind by the pool, go on guided nature walks, birdwatching excursions, and enjoy bush breakfasts.

Eagles Nest

  • Location: Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda.
  • Price: Approximately $50 – $100 per person per night.
  • Description: Eagles Nest offers budget-friendly accommodations in traditional safari tents and cottages. Situated on a hilltop, guests can enjoy stunning views of the park, guided walks, mountain biking, and night game drives.

Arcadia Cottages

  • Location: Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda.
  • Price: Approximately $100 – $200 per person per night.
  • Description: Arcadia Cottages offers comfortable accommodations in self-contained cottages overlooking Lake Mburo. Guests can relax on the veranda, enjoy boat cruises, nature walks, and birdwatching, and dine at the on-site restaurant.

Lake Mburo Safari Lodge

  • Location: Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda.
  • Price: Approximately $150 – $300 per person per night.
  • Description: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge provides traditional safari-style accommodations in tented chalets and cottages. Guests can explore the park on game drives, guided walks, and boat safaris, and relax by the campfire under the African sky.

Types of Lake Mburo National Park Safaris

Game Drives

Lake Mburo National Park Safari Game Drives

Game drives are one of the most popular safari activities in the park. You can explore the savannah and woodlands in a vehicle, accompanied by an experienced guide, to spot a variety of wildlife, including zebras, impalas, buffalos, elands, topis, and more. Morning and evening game drives are typically available for different wildlife viewing opportunities.

Game Drives

Lake Mburo National Park Safari Game Drives

Game drives are one of the most popular safari activities in the park. You can explore the savannah and woodlands in a vehicle, accompanied by an experienced guide, to spot a variety of wildlife, including zebras, impalas, buffalos, elands, topis, and more. Morning and evening game drives are typically available for different wildlife viewing opportunities.

Game Drives

Game drives are one of the most popular safari activities in the park. You can explore the savannah and woodlands in a vehicle, accompanied by an experienced guide, to spot a variety of wildlife, including zebras, impalas, buffalos, elands, topis, and more. Morning and evening game drives are typically available for different wildlife viewing opportunities.

Game Drives

Game drives are one of the most popular safari activities in the park. You can explore the savannah and woodlands in a vehicle, accompanied by an experienced guide, to spot a variety of wildlife, including zebras, impalas, buffalos, elands, topis, and more. Morning and evening game drives are typically available for different wildlife viewing opportunities.

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, originally a massive volcano, is the world’s largest preserved crater. Some say it would have been higher than Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro before it erupted.
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Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, originally a massive volcano, is the world’s largest preserved crater. Some say it would have been higher than Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro before it erupted.
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Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, originally a massive volcano, is the world’s largest preserved crater. Some say it would have been higher than Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro before it erupted.
rhino crater floor wildlife ngorongoro crater tanzania safari 28129

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, originally a massive volcano, is the world’s largest preserved crater. Some say it would have been higher than Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro before it erupted.
rhino crater floor wildlife ngorongoro crater tanzania safari 28129

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, originally a massive volcano, is the world’s largest preserved crater. Some say it would have been higher than Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro before it erupted.
rhino crater floor wildlife ngorongoro crater tanzania safari 28129

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, originally a massive volcano, is the world’s largest preserved crater. Some say it would have been higher than Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro before it erupted.
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Everything About the Lake Mburo National Park Safaris

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is one of Uganda’s smaller national parks, but it offers a rich and diverse safari experience.

 Lake Mburo National Park offers a unique and more intimate safari experience compared to some of the larger East African parks. Its diverse wildlife, scenic landscapes, and range of safari activities make it a great destination for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury safari or an affordable adventure, Lake Mburo National Park has something to offer.

Here’s everything you need to know about Lake Mburo National Park safaris:

Location

Location

Lake Mburo National Park is situated in western Uganda, approximately 260 kilometers (160 miles) by road from the capital city, Kampala. It covers an area of about 370 square kilometers (142 square miles).

Wildlife

Wildlife

Lake Mburo National Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including zebras, impalas, buffaloes, topis, elands, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, leopards, hyenas, and over 350 bird species. It’s one of the few places in Uganda where you can see zebras, and the park’s wildlife is concentrated around water sources, making it easier to spot.

Safari Activities

Safari Activities

Safaris in Lake Mburo National Park typically include the following activities:

  1. Game Drives:Morning and evening game drives are popular, allowing you to explore the park and spot its wildlife. The park has a well-maintained network of game drive tracks.
  2. Boat Safaris: Lake Mburo is known for its boat safaris, where you can see hippos, crocodiles, and various waterbirds. The boat trips provide a unique perspective of the park.
  3. Walking Safaris: Guided walking safaris provide a more intimate wildlife experience, allowing you to get closer to the flora and fauna of the park.
  4. Night Game Drives: Some lodges offer night game drives, offering the opportunity to spot nocturnal animals like leopards and hyenas.
  5. Horseback Safaris: Lake Mburo National Park is one of the few places in Uganda where you can go on a safari while riding on horseback.
  6. Cultural Experiences: The park is near the Ankole community, and you can explore their culture and traditions, including cattle herding and milk production.
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Accommodations

Accomodations

Lake Mburo National Park offers a range of accommodations, including lodges, campsites, and guesthouses. There are options for various budgets, from luxury lodges to more affordable camping facilities.

Best Time to Visit

 

The best time to visit Lake Mburo National Park for wildlife viewing is during the dry season from June to August and in September and November. However, if you’re interested in birdwatching, visiting during the wetter months can be rewarding.

Accessibility

Accessibility

Lake Mburo National Park is one of the most accessible national parks in Uganda, and it’s reachable by both road and air. The park’s proximity to Kampala makes it a convenient option for travelers.