Top Done Activities and Attractions in Lake Mburo National Park
Top Done Activities and Attractions in Lake Mburo National Park : Lake Mburo national park is home for diversity of wildlife species ,birds which is a closest park to Uganda’s capital city that takes few driving kilometers to access the park right from Kampala or Entebbe .The park is open throughout the year for the activity where visitors intend to the several amazing experience in life time such as guided walking safari which is usually conducted along with an armed park ranger guide starting from Rwonyo the park center and takes you to the salt lick best place within the park for viewing large number of wildlife.
Below are the highlight activities one can be able to experience in on Uganda wildlife safari as follows;
Lake Mburo home of 68 mammal species and over 350 species birds recorded The park is a growing giraffe family and a healthy concentration of hippos and other species like zebras, Uganda kobs, elands, among others. Surprisingly on your visit here you can opt to do boat ride so that you do not miss the crocodiles and the rewarding view of birds from the water. Then game drive viewing is quite remarkable as you can be able to discover more species of the park. We recommend you to use 4x4xWheel drive vehicle with a pop roof that gives great sights of animals on a close view.
Night game drive
The park is one of the safari destination where you can do night drive to search for nocturnal wildlife such as porcupine, white tailed mongoose, illusive leopard and not forgetting the memorable sounds of wild animals like zebras, hyenas, buffaloes and bush babies.
Horseback riding safaris
Lake Mburo national park is a gifted place among other national parks in Uganda where you can do horseback riding except elsewhere. This is a fabulous activity that gives a distinction from the rest of the country’s national park as horse riding while viewing wildlife on an open air has you get close to zebras ,antelopes at Lake Mburo national park .This activity starts at Mihingo lodge under the guidance of trained staff together with the park rangers .The horse riding in Lake Mburo can last 1-3 hours as you adventure the beauty of the savannah game park coupled by the view of the wild animals .What incredible horseback ride experience is has you can be able to explore the park’s treasures on an open wind savannah.
Fishing trip on Lake Mburo
This is also another activity you can opt for on your safari here. Lake Mburo inhabits with 6 fish species and the most common caught fish species like tilapia Other species are cat fish, lung fish, Angara fish, tiger fish, barbell among others. The best fishing site at the Mburo is Mazinga. Tourists interested in fishing safari have to carry their own equipment and permits can be accessed from Uganda Wildlife Authority.
This is another stunning activity one ought to look for while on boat cruise .The cruise done along the lake is equally guarantees one viewing the flora and fauna at the park alongside wildlife like crocodiles ,hippos and species of birds such as herons, king fishers ,cormorants ,unique shoe bill stork, African fish eagles ,pelican and hammerkop with their enormous nests, magnificent fish eagles .It is realized that during the dry seasons it’s when high concentration of wildlife are frequent habitants on the water areas including buffaloes and antelopes.
Lunch trip on Lake Mburo
Lunch trip is a thrilling activity at Lake Mburo where you can be able to cruise near water species like hippos, crocodiles, birds’ species like heron, king fishers, rare African finfoot, shoe bill many more. During dry season a number of animals can be seen linking for water for thirsty along the water edge. Boat cruise is done in the morning and evening hours accompanied by a trained guide.
This activity can be done along the local traditions and cultures of the Bahima people ,Therefore have partnered with a local family near to the lodge, that has opened their doors to give a welcoming smiling to the guest because Uganda is a hospitable country .You will be able to enjoy the social life of a Bahima ,learn how to make the local ghee as you listening to some of the women talking about their interesting traditions and the cultures .You might have an opportunity to milk some of the Ankole cows.
This is done by the bicycle to tour around the park and its unique way of adventuring the park’s scenic landscape. The activity can take a maximum of 1 hour where you can be able to view wildlife of the park such as elands, buffaloes, antelopes, bushbucks among others. The rides are well guided by the Uganda wildlife Authority rangers who knows exact areas to venture in so that you can come out with great views. Though there are few challenges encountered while on the bike trail it may seem the nature of the terrain, some areas are hilly and others are sloppy. But the trials are quite interesting.
Rubanga forest walks
Rubanga forest is found inside the park that features with amazing attraction. The forest is as part of the wide network of the ecosystem that hold the park. The forest walk is one of the activity any of the visitors can be part of on this small ground but truly interesting.