Game drives in Lake Mburo national park

Game drives in Lake Mburo national park; Lake Mburo national park is the smallest savannah national park in Uganda located in western region in Kiruhura district. Lake Mburo national park is a home of different wildlife species including buffaloes, waterbucks, zebras, impalas, elands, giraffes, reedbucks, topi, hyenas, leopards, hippos and over 350 bird species.

Game drive is one of the major activities in Lake Mburo national park where visitors get an opportunity to explore the national park in comfortable pop up safari vehicles with professional driver guides who are well conversant with different game tracks. Game drives in Lake Mburo national park can either be done very early in the morning at around 6:30 am when animals are most active, in the afternoon or at night where you will be able to view nocturnal animals which becomes active at night. During the day game drives in Lake Mburo national park, there are various game tracks to follow such as the zebra track, Kigambira loop trail, Kazuma track and Lakeside track where you will be able to spot different animals like impalas, topi, zebras, bushbucks, buffaloes, warthogs, elands, giraffes, hyenas, waterbucks, oribi, reedbucks, hippos, bush pigs among others.

Game drives in Lake Mburo national park
Game drives in Lake Mburo national park

Night game drives in Lake Mburo national park usually start at around 6:30pm or 7:00pm and they give visitors an opportunity to explore the park at night with an armed ranger guide and spotlight torches for clear viewing of nocturnal animals. During the night game drive, you will be able to view different nocturnal animals like leopards, hyenas, white tailed mongoose, genet cats, bush pigs, bushbucks, view hippos feeding and other animals like warthogs, impalas, buffaloes, topi among others.

Best time for game drives in Lake Mburo national park

Game drives in Lake Mburo national park can be done anytime throughout the year though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February because during this period, there is less rainfall in the park therefore vegetation will be thin and short which gives you an opportunity to view different wildlife species clearly.

Cost of game drives in Lake Mburo national park

Guided day game drive in Lake Mburo national park using a private vehicle costs 20 USD with a foreign non resident vehicle, 15 USD with a foreign resident vehicle and 20,000 UGX with an east African citizen vehicle which guided night game drive using a private vehicle costs 30 USD per person for foreign non residents, 20 USD per person for foreign residents and 50,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.

Guided day game drive in Lake Mburo national park using Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) vehicle costs 30 USD per person for foreign non residents, 25 USD per person for foreign residents and 20 UGX per person for East African citizens while night game drives using Uganda Wildlife Authority vehicle costs 40 USD per person for foreign non residents, 35 USD per person for foreign residents and 40,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.

Self game drive in Lake Mburo national park costs 10 USD per vehicle for foreign non residents, 10 USD for foreign residents and 10,000 UGX for East African citizens.

Other activities in Lake Mburo national park

Lake Mburo national park offers other activities to engage in during the safari including boat cruise where you will be able to view hippos and Nile crocodiles, guided nature walks where you will be able to explore the park on foot with an armed park ranger, community experiences where you will be able to interact with the local people in the community, sport fishing, horseback riding where you will explore the park on a horse back among others.

How to get to Lake Mburo national park

Lake Mburo national park is located in western part of Uganda and can be accessed by road transport means whereby you will drive from Kampala via Masaka and then to the park headquarters which takes about 3 to 4 hours’ drive.

Game drives in Lake Mburo national park
Game drives in Lake Mburo national park

Lake Mburo national park can also be accessed by air transport means whereby you will book scheduled or charter domestic flights from Entebbe international airport to Mbarara airstrip and then transfer to the park headquarters by road.

Where to stay during your safari in Lake Mburo national park

There are various accommodation facilities ranging from budget, midrange and luxury where you can stay during your Uganda safari in Lake Mburo national park including Kigambira Safari Lodge, Mihingo Lodge, Eagles Nest Lodge, Hyena Hill Lodge, Rwakobo Rock Lodge, Mantana Tented Camp, Arcadia Lodge Lake Mburo, Lake Mburo Safari Lodge, Rwonyo Rest Camp, Lake Mburo Camp, Mpogo Safari Lodge, Leopard Rest Camp among others.

Game drive is an exciting activity in Lake Mburo national park that can be combined with gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking, Batwa trail experience or mountain hiking in Mgahinga gorilla national park. For more information about game drives in Lake Mburo national park, do not hesitate to contact us at Achieve Global Safaris.

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