Lake Mburo Park Wildlife Game Drive – Boat Safa
Affordable Value+ Midrange 3-Day Safari in Lake Mburo Park
Value+ Midrange 3-Day Safari in Lake Mburo Park Highlights
- Natur3e Walks in Lake Mburo Park: Guided nature walks with Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger,
- Boat Cruise on Lake Mburo: Enjoy the Wildlife and Birds.
- Game Drive: Take a game drive with driver-guide and ranger.
- Safari Vehicle: You will have your safari vehicle with an experienced driver-guide.
- Kigarama Wilderness Lodge: Full Board stay at the comfortable Kigarama Wilderness Lodge, where you have a private cottage and a swimming pool.
- Mbamba Wetlands Swamp: On a guided boat ride, you will search for the Shoebill.
- Visit the Equator: This is a not to be missed equator visit.
Not included: Drinks at the lodge and tips.
3-day Lake Mburo Park Wildlife Hiking Safari Highlights in Detail\;
Day 1 – Lake Mburo Park:
Value+ Midrange 3-Day Safari in Lake Mburo Park: Your adventure begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the scenic 3-hour drive to Lake Mburo, where an exciting experience awaits you.
Our first stop takes us to the renowned Mabamba Swamp, considered the best spot in Uganda for sighting the majestic Shoebill Stork and other fascinating water birds and swamp specialists. Located along the picturesque shores of Lake Victoria, this RAMSAR site provides a remarkable opportunity for birdwatching enthusiasts.
Step aboard a fishing boat accompanied by an expert birding guide and navigate through the narrow channels within the swamp. Stay alert and keep your eyes peeled for the magnificent Shoebill Stork as you explore. These iconic African birds are often spotted in the early mornings, standing motionless in the swamp as they search for lungfish and other prey. Witness the awe-inspiring sight of their beaks swooping down to devour their catch, and if luck is on your side, capture some incredible photographs of these majestic creatures.
After this unforgettable experience at Mabamba Swamp, we continue our journey to Lake Mburo National Park. Known as the smallest savanna park in Uganda, Lake Mburo offers a unique opportunity to embark on a scenic hike from one end of the park to the other. Throughout your walk, you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable Uganda Wildlife Ranger Escort, who will enhance your experience by sharing insights about the park’s wildlife and ecosystem.
Kigarama Wilderness Lodge:
Welcome to the captivating Kigarama Wilderness Lodge, nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of Lake Mburo Park. This enchanting lodge offers a unique and immersive experience in the heart of nature.
Kigarama Wilderness Lodge is a haven of tranquility and seclusion, providing a peaceful retreat for guests seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The lodge is strategically located to offer sweeping views of the park, allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty surrounding you.
Accommodations at Kigarama Wilderness Lodge are designed to provide comfort and relaxation. The lodge offers spacious and well-appointed cottages, ensuring a comfortable stay during your visit. Each cabin features modern amenities and en-suite bathrooms, allowing you to unwind and rejuvenate after a day of exploration.
The lodge’s setting is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Be amazed as various animals roam freely around the club, including zebras, warthogs, impalas, and bushbucks. You may even spot them gathering at the nearby water sources, allowing you to observe their natural behavior up close.
Indulge your taste buds at the lodge’s restaurant, where you can savor delicious meals prepared with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The dining area also offers panoramic views of the park, creating a truly remarkable dining experience.
In the evenings, Kigarama Wilderness Lodge comes alive with the bush sounds. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing symphony of nature as you gather around the campfire, enjoying the warmth and sharing stories under the starlit sky.
Take the exhilarating afternoon Boat Launch Safari on the magnificent Lake Mburo, where abundant wildlife and stunning scenery await.
Limited to just 16 passengers, the boat provides an intimate and immersive experience. Life vests are readily available, ensuring your safety throughout the 1 1/2 hour or longer safari. Prepare to be captivated by the diverse wildlife inhabiting this pristine ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled for the magnificent hippos, sunbathing crocodiles, and three different species of otters, some of which are remarkably large.
As you glide across the lake, marvel at the sight of water birds soaring overhead and local fishermen casting their nets in search of tilapia and other fish species. Witness mammals are quenching their thirst or seeking respite from the heat along the lake’s edge. The combination of avian wonders, wildlife encounters, and breathtaking scenery makes Lake Mburo an extraordinary place to explore.
Following the Boat Launch Safari, embark on an unforgettable game drive. Our vehicle has a convenient pop-up roof, providing optimal wildlife viewing opportunities. Rest assured, a knowledgeable Uganda Wildlife Ranger will accompany you on this adventure.
As you traverse the park, prepare to encounter many wildlife species. Look out for the towering Rothschild giraffes, formidable Cape buffaloes, graceful Burchell zebras, elegant topis, and the majestic Eland giraffes. Along the way, you may even have the remarkable fortune of spotting elusive leopards and cunning hyenas or hearing the distant roar of a lion.
The game drive spans approximately 3 hours, allowing ample time to immerse yourself in the wonders of Lake Mburo Park. As the sun sets, be mesmerized by the sight of leopards beginning their evening and night prowl. This magical time of day adds an extra layer of enchantment to your safari experience.
Enjoy the adventure filled with wildlife encounters, breathtaking landscapes, and unforgettable moments as you embark on the Boat Launch Safari and enthralling game drive in Lake Mburo Park.
Meal Plan: Lunch – Dinner
Day 2 – Hiking Safari in Lake Mburo:
Morning Wildlife Bike Rise:
Experience the thrill of Bicycling Safaris in Lake Mburo: Discover a whole new way to explore and immerse yourself in the beauty of Lake Mburo and its surrounding areas with our Mountain Biking Safari Rides. These guided bike rides range from one hour to as long as you desire.
Pedal your way through the park, riding alongside antelopes, zebras, and buffaloes in the park’s flat areas. For the avid Mountain Biker seeking more challenges, Lake Mburo’s terrain offers a variety of options to test your skills.
Bicycling Safaris provide a unique opportunity to leave the safari vehicle and connect with nature. We can incorporate Lake Mburo into your Uganda bike safari, ensuring that bikes are available for you to enjoy whenever possible.
There’s nothing quite like the exhilaration of hitting the trails of Lake Mburo and its surrounding areas on a bike. The freedom and adventure of exploring these picturesque landscapes on two wheels create an unforgettable experience.
Afternoon Saltlick Hike – Nature Walk:
Enjoy a delightful lunch before embarking on an exhilarating day of hiking in the captivating Lake Mburo Park, accompanied by a knowledgeable Ugandan Wildlife Authority Ranger. To ensure a successful hiking experience, coming prepared with the proper clothing, equipment, and a packed lunch is essential.
A daypack will prove invaluable, allowing you to carry your essentials comfortably. Bring at least two liters of drinking water to stay hydrated throughout the hike. A delicious picnic lunch will also be provided, allowing you to savor your meal while sitting on a scenic ridge overlooking the park.
When it comes to clothing, it is essential to prioritize protection. While you may see people in the picture wearing shorts and t-shirts, it is advisable to follow the lead of your ranger guide. Opt for wellies or boots, long trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt. These clothing choices provide essential protection against thorns, brush, potential snake bites, Savanna Tsetse Flies (which played a role in the creation of Lake Mburo Park through the spread of sleeping sickness, though they no longer carry the disease), mosquitoes, flies, and ants. Hiking boots are a necessity, offering ankle support and enhanced protection. Bring a lightweight rain jacket to prepare for any unexpected drizzles or showers during the day.
Enjoy the afternoon with a guided hike to Salt Lake, a remarkable experience that will take you to the top of a hill. From this vantage point, you can marvel at the breathtaking views of nine regional lakes while enjoying lunch. The mountain and the hike leading up to it are teeming with diverse bird species and fascinating mammals, providing ample opportunities for incredible wildlife sightings.
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Day-3-Return to Kampala or Entebbe
Take your final game drive in Lake Mburo Park, savoring the opportunity to observe the wildlife one last time. Marvel at the diverse animals that call this park home, capturing memories and photographs of these remarkable creatures. Enjoy a satisfying breakfast to fuel your day of exploration and adventure.
As you return to Kampala or Entebbe, make a memorable stop at the Equator. Here, witness captivating water flow demonstrations, showcasing the unique dynamics of water in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. While these demonstrations may not be entirely accurate, you can still appreciate the concept by observing water flow in sinks at various locations across Uganda.
Continue your journey with a visit to the Royal Drum Makers, an esteemed community that has been crafting drums for over 300 years. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage as you witness the skilled artisans. This is ideal for purchasing authentic Ugandan drums, ensuring you take home a genuine piece of local craftsmanship. While the Djembe-like drums originated in West Africa, they are produced in Uganda specifically for tourists. Opt for an original Ugandan drum to support the local artisans and bring back a unique piece of Uganda.
Your Value+ Midrange 3-Day Safari in Lake Mburo Park ends: Arrive in Kampala or Entebbe in the late afternoon, reflecting on your incredible experiences and fond memories while in Lake Mburo Park. Contact us.