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Safari in Uganda, Lake Mburo NP
Lake Mburo National Game Park is the smallest of Uganda's savanna parks. The park has a number of different animal species such as Zebras, Buffalos, Hippos, Elands and the newly relocated giraffes. Important to note, it is the only park with Impalas in Uganda. There is also a small population of big cats such as leopards and lions, but these are very elusive and hard to sight.
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Suggested 2 Days Lake Mburo Itinerary
Day 1: Travel to Lake mburo - afternoon boat cruise and evening game drive
Set off is usually at 6:45 am, the driver picks you up from the hotel / place of residence to start the safari, travelling westwards, making a stopover at the Uganda Equator. Thereafter proceed to the park. Check in and have lunch at the lodge and then proceed for a boat ride on Lake Mburo where you are bound to view lots of animals like hippos, zebras, crocodiles and a variety of birds and the breathtaking views of the surrounding wetland and grassy hills in the distance, after go for an evening game drive, which usually takes 1- 2 hours, after make your way back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Morning nature walk - drive back to Kampala
Wake up very early in the morning at around 6 :45 am, have breakfast and then proceed for the nature walk(accompanied by an armed guide) in order to be able to view the nocturnal animals before they retreat back to their hiding places. Expect to view animals including impalas, warthogs, zebras, bushbucks, giraffes and buffalos. You also stand a chance of seeing the elusive Leopard if lucky. You can also decide whether to go to the salt licks at Rwonyo and also do the small hike to the Rubanga Hilltop to view the mesmerizing lake views. After the nature walk/hike, come back to the lodge, refresh, check out and go for lunch and thereafter, start the journey back to Kampala, arriving at around 6:30pm in the evening.
Suggested 3 Days Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth Itinerary
DAY 1: ENTEBBE/KAMPALA-LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
Today after your breakfast from your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala, drive to the park with a stopover at the equator for snacks, life memory photos and informative talks arrive in time for lunch. After the lunch break, take an afternoon Boat ride along Lake Mburo where you will have high opportunities to spot a variety of wildlife and bird species along the banks of the Lake. Evening game drive.
While at the park an extension of Tanzanian plain, expect to spot rare wildlife not found elsewhere in Uganda like zebras, elands, impalas, and other species like sitatungas, Uganda kobs, water-bucks are spotted.
Dinner and Overnight at Mihingo Lodge/Mantana lodge/Mburo Safari lodge OR Rwakobo rock.
Meal plan: F/B
DAY 2: LAKE MBURO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Have a breakfast, then depart for Queen Elizabeth national park- the land of vast Savannah herds of animals. Lunch. Afternoon, take the boat cruise along the Kazinga channel a home of big aquatic wildlife like Hippos and crocodiles. Over this cruise, it is a clear platform to view a variety of wildlife along the River banks like Buffaloes, Hippopotamus, Warthog, Uganda kobs, water-bucks.
Apart from spotting animals here expect to spot a variety of birds like the African fish eagle, African skimmers, ox-peckers, lapwings, kingfishers and others.
Dinner and Overnight at Mweya lodge/Katara lodge/Enganzi lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp/Bush lodge.
Meal plan: F/B
DAY 3: GAME DRIVE-DEPARTURE
Dawn game drive to catch-up early riser animals and other wildlife like some of the great big five like lions, buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, water-bucks, bush-bucks among others. Return to the lodge for Breakfast and after, get back to our safari truck and drive back to Kampala/Entebbe airport for your return flight. Meal plan: H/B