3 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari to Lake Mburo NP

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Overview

The 3 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari to Lake Mburo National Park offers you a short wildlife encounter that is closer to Kampala. The impressive savannah landscapes of Lake Mburo are more covered by acacia species and are marked by flat plains and undulating hills supporting counts of grazers including the newly introduced Rothschild Giraffes, Buffaloes, topis, Impala which is only found here in all the Uganda’s national parks, Burchell’s Zebra with their highest Ugandan concentration in Mburo, Elands which are found here and Kidepo and Pian Upe among other wild life. The lake supports Nile crocodiles and Hippos. The stretch to the Banyankole community opens you to impressive traditions including the cattle keeping practices and banana plantation farming. You have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the entire cultural experience.

Safari Highlight

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe en route and do an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo upon arrival

Day 2: Do morning game walking encounter and afternoon Banyankole community tour

Day 3: Do a game drive and transfer back to Kampala

Detailed Safari Itinerary

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Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe en route and do an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo upon arrival

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Lake Mburo National Park 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive. You head to the country’s south west and make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for impressive photo shots and water experiments that justifies the geographical divide between the north and southern hemispheres. You proceed to Lake Mburo National Park where on arrival; you will undertake a thrilling boat cruise on Lake Mburo. You have opportunities to encounter the Hippos, Nile crocodiles and water birds like the African fish eagle and African fin foot along the cruise. The sun set views of the lake are impressive too. Retreat for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mihingo Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Arcadia Cottages Mburo (Midrange / Standard) or Eagles Nest (Budget / Basic).

Day 2: Do morning game walking encounter and afternoon Banyankole community tour

After breakfast, embark on a thrilling game walking safari after the sunrise to explore the impressive savannah acacia landscapes with rolling hills marked with protruding  Kopje rocks and ancient Precambrian rocks that have existed in the area for over 500 million years past. The animals that can be encountered include; Impala antelope which only exist in Lake Mburo NP, Burchell’s Zebra, Rothschild Giraffes, Topis, water bucks, warthogs, among other wildlife. Retreat from the 3 – 4 hour activity and embark on the transfer back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit the Enyemebwa center to encounter the heritage of the local people including their traditional Ankole long horned cattle, their impressive arts and crafts, traditional homestead and remarkable dances and performances. Retreat from the encounter and retire for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mihingo Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Arcadia Cottages Mburo (Midrange / Standard) or Eagles Nest (Budget / Basic).

Day 3: Do a game drive and transfer back to Kampala

Do an early morning game drive exploring the park for the last time with possible views of various wild game including zebras, Impala, topis, warthogs among others after which you embark on the transfer back to Kampala to mark the end of the safari.

End of Safari
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