2 Wonderful Days Great Tour to Lake Mburo in Uganda


The 2 wonderful days of the great tour to Lake Mburo National Park is one of the stunning wildlife adventure safaris that will lead you to the smallest but biodiversity-rich national park in Uganda found in the western part of Uganda in the district of Kiruhura. The parks cover 370 square kilometers and the wetland habitats consist of 20% of the park’s total largest surface area. Your wonderful days will make you enjoy over 350 bird species and the land well packed with wildlife species. It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi, and reedbuck.

Activities and attractions

The 2 wonderful days of the great tour to Lake Mburo National Park will expose you to several landscapes and wildlife safaris that can easily be explored through the game drive safaris or through the boat cruise that is conducted on Lake Mburo. Apart from Lake Mburo, you will also explore other 13 lakes within the National Park Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders. You will engage in activities such as bird watching for different bird species like African grey hornbill, black-billed barbet, crested francolin, red-necked spurfowl, and greenwood hoopoe, among others which are mainly found in the swamps of Miriti and Warukiri.

You will enjoy the game drives which whereby you will be able to spot leopards, zebras white-tailed mongoose among others. Visitors to the Park will get a chance to take the boat cruise on Lake Mburo and see a variety of animals including hippos crocodiles, side stripped jackals, leopards, hyenas, and antelopes along with site different bird species. Other attractions in Lake Mburo National Park include the Rubanga forest walks, visiting the salt lick, horseback riding, nature guided walks safaris, quad biking to sport the game among others.

Accessing Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National park is one of the parks with easy accessibility as compared to the other 9 national parks. It is found only 240 kilometers west of Kampala and it acts as the preparing group for visitors to link to other parks especially the gorilla parks of Bwindi and Mgahinga. Visitors will take only 4 hours to access the park from Kampala and immediately start seeing the 68 mammal specie filled park.

Enjoy the great sceneries during this great tour ranging from rolling hills to the forest areas, savannah grassland, and the seasonal and permanent swamps occupying the park. Don’t miss the sport fishing activity on the lake for your largest tilapia catch as you wind up your 2 wonderful days of the great tour to Lake Mburo National Park.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Discovery, Family, Guided Tours, Jungle, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the 2 Wonderful Days Great Tour to Lake Mburo in Uganda.

This 2 days tour in Uganda takes you to one of the smallest National Parks in Uganda; Lake Mburo National Park which is located about 240km (by road) west of Kampala City. The park is home to over 68 mammal species such as buffaloes, bush pigs, leopards, 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. While in the park you might not miss out on seeing the leopards, hyenas, and side stripped jackals in the night.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Park entry fees
  • Professional tour guide/driver(English speaking)
  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle
  • Accommodation(Full Board)
  • activities included in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Photography and touring
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flights
  • Accommodation while in Kampala(First and last night)
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses such as Souvenirs, crafts, and beverages/drinks
  • Tips given to staff and Laundry services
  • Any extra activity not added in the itinerary
  1. Day 1 Depart for Lake Mburo National Park, an evening Boat ride

    Have a morning breakfast at the hotel in Kampala after which you will be picked up by our driver guide, he will also brief you more about the 2 Days tour to Lake Mburo National Park. You will later drive to towards the Western part of Uganda through towns like Lyantonde and Masaka. You will have a stopover at Mpambire drum makers village where you will observe and also get to know how the locals make the drums.

    On arrival in the park, continue for lunch at any hotel or lodge of your choice as you proceed along the park trails you will spot various animals such as the elands, warthogs, buffaloes, zebras, and waterbucks. In the evening you will have a boat ride along the lake where you will have a great time having a chance to see different animals like the crocodiles, hippos, topis and birds like the fish eagles.

    Later return to the lodge for diner and an overnight.

  2. Day 2 Game drive & Return to Kampala

    Have an early morning breakfast and start off the game drive through the Park, it takes 3 hours. This will give you an amazing glimpse of the Savannah and the 5 lakes. You will also see various animals such as buffaloes, antelopes, zebras, hyenas, topis, hippos, also not forgetting the different bird species on the acacia trees and near the lake making beautiful sounds.

    After the game drive check out and head to Kampala, having a stopover in Masaka for lunch and also at the Equator for photos as you proceed to Kampala reaching in the afternoon.