Safari Overview

There’s everything unique about Lake Mburo National Park. It’s the closest wildlife park to the capital Kampala and Entebbe international airport. You must cross the equator line by road in order to access this beautiful Zebra capital.

The smallest of Uganda’s Savanna parks, has a markedly unique fauna. it is the best place in Uganda where one can see the cape Eland, Zebra, Topi and Impala (from Kampala city derives its name).

The five lakes within the park provides opportunities for viewing the Hippos, crocodiles and a variety of water birds.

Lake Mburo is the only place in Uganda to enjoy a horseback safari and top of the range cycling in a National Park. This provides unique opportunities for wildlife viewing.  

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Road trip to Lake Mburo National Park – Afternoon game drive.
Day 2: Morning Game Drive – Afternoon Boat ride. Optional Night game drive.
Day 3: Morning game drive or Walking Safari – Return to Kampala or Entebbe.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe – Lake Mburo National Park App. 5 hours’ drive.

Adventure Consults’ guide will mee you at the hotel or residence in Kampala or Entebbe. Have a briefing of the day’s schedule and start the adventure.

The panoramic drive towards the west of Uganda takes you through the busy towns, roadside markets, and scenic farmlands.

You will stop at the Equator Crossing line for interesting practical experiments/demonstrations. There are only 13 countries in the world that are crossed by the equator, and Uganda is one of them. You will watch and listen to the site guide as he demonstrates interesting facts using water. If you love random curious facts, this is the right place. The experiments will take you back to old school physics and Geography classes. Don’t miss out the photo-op on the green witch meridian or 0 meridian line with the equator sign as your photo frame.

The drive from Entebbe to the Equator crossing is about 2 hours and the site visit takes 30 – 45 minutes.

You will proceed with your journey for another three hours arriving Lake Mburo National Park in time for lunch.

Lake Mburo is the is it the smallest savannah Park in Uganda but boasts of over 68 mammal species and about 315 bird species.  The 370-square-kilometer Park is a compact treasure trove closest to Entebbe international airport and Uganda’s capital Kampala. The beautiful park can be explored by Game drives, mountain bikes, horseback rides, boats or even on foot.

In the afternoon, go for a game drive. The drive along the lakeshore track is unmissable with high chances/opportunities to see of Zebras, Cape buffaloes, Rothschild giraffes, Topis, Olive baboons, Topis, Vervet monkeys, Bush pigs, and spotted hyenas.

This evening, you have an option to go for a night game drive that starts at 0630 hours for about 2 to 3 hours. The night game drive provides opportunities for spotting nocturnal animals which may include among others the spotted hyenas, leopard, Bushbabies, porcupines, genet cats, honey badger and bats. On a dark clear night, don’t miss out on star gazing!

Meals and Overnight at the Lodge.
Standard inclusions: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
Some lodges include drinks with exclusion of premium/imported wines and spirits.
Standard exclusions: All drinks.

Day 3: Game Drive & Boat ride on Lake Mburo

After an early breakfast, head out for a game drive through the savannah interspersed with woodlands rocky kopjes and forested gorges to search for the big game. You may explore the network of game tracks in the east of the park, with interesting views of acacia woodlands, wetlands, grassy hillsides, rock outcrops and seasonally flooded valley floors. This kind of vegetation provides ideal environment for food and water for most part of the year.

Midmorning head back to the to the lodge.

After lunch, transfer to the jetty for a 2 pm boat ride on Lake Mburo. The biggest lake in the area is where this majestic park derives its name. The tranquil two-hour boat voyage is the best way to explore the Eastern banks of the lake. The lake shallow lake sides is where crocodiles bask, get up-close to small herds or individual buffaloes, hippos, the colorful Kingfishers, magnificent Fish Eagles and Hamerkops.

Return to the lodge, and time permitting, walk to the animal hide (if operational), camouflage and see zebras, buffalos and other wildlife at very close range as they come to the waterhole to drink. This is the best photography opportunity and excusive to Mihingo lodge guests only.

Meals and Overnight at the Lodge.
Standard inclusions: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
Some lodges include drinks with exclusion of premium/imported wines and spirits.

Day 3: Morning game drive or Bushwalk – Return to Entebbe or Kampala.

This morning, you have option to go for a guided Bushwalk. Here, you get close to nature. You are able to touch, smell and ask any questions while exploring the park on foot. Please ask Adventure Consults’ guide to book an armed ranger as it’s a requirement in order to participate in the nature walk.

Alternatively, unwind your experience with a morning game drive. You will see more that you might have missed during the previous game drives.

Return to the lodge for a full hearty breakfast. Check-out and start your journey out of the park.

You will have a stop at Mpambire drum makers in Mpigi. Have a test of the sound of Uganda’s traditional drums. Proceed to the city and drop off at your residence or Entebbe international airport.

If you have a connecting flight out of Entebbe today, ensure it’s scheduled to depart Entebbe not earlier than 1500 hours.

Where to Stay in Lake Mburo National Park.

Lake Mburo National Park has got accommodation facilities that cater for all travelers’ categories. These range from Luxury, midrange to price sensitive options.

All adventure Consults’ trips include accommodation on Full board basis. Here are some of the available options we will consider for your trip, but feel free to share ideas of the preferred lodge or safari camp is missing –

  • Mihingo Lodge.
  • Kigambira Safari Lodge.
  • Mantana Tented Camp.
  • Arcadia Cottages.
  • Rwakobo Rock Lodge.
  • Mburo Safari Lodge.
  • Mpogo Safari Lodge.
  • Hyena Hill Lodge.
  • Leopard Rest Camp.
  • Mburo Eagle’s Nest.