Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, Oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck. Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders. Once covered by open savannah, Lake Mburo National Park now contains much woodland as there are no elephants to tame the vegetation. In the western part of the park, the savannah is interspersed with rocky ridges and forested gorges while patches of papyrus swamp and narrow bands of lush riparian woodland line many lakes.
DAY 1: Depart from your Hotel in Kampala at 7.30Am and drive to Mbarara with stopovers at the Equator crossings for photography and a demonstration of the Earths movement, shopping of Art, Crafts and Lunch. Thereafter proceed to Lake Mburo N.P for check-in at the Lodge. Relax at your own pace, have Supper and overnight at leisure.
DAY 2: Have morning tea at 6.00Am before embarking on a game drive where zebras, impalas, buffaloes, eland, defassa waterbuck, leopard, hyena, topi, reedbuck and a variety of bird species will be sighted. Return to the Lodge for Breakfast and Lunch. Thereafter take a boat trip on the Lake before returning to the Lodge for entertainment, Supper and overnight.
DAY 3: Have breakfast at 8.30Am while enjoying the sights of rocky ridges, forested gorges and patches of papyrus swamps that surround the Park. Check-out and prepare to drive back to Kampala with a stopover enroute for lunch, shopping of Art, Crafts, Fruits and photography of places of interest before dropping you at your Hotel in Kampala.