3 Days Lake Mburo Safari is an amazing Uganda Safari tour to one of the most unique national parks in Uganda with a wide variety of wildlife species. Lake Mburo national park is one of the smallest national parks located in western Uganda in the Mbarara district. On your 3 days safari in Lake Mburo national park you will be able to view different vegetation types, various bird species such as saddle-billed stork, black-bellied bustard, African wattled lapwing, brown chested lapwing, grey crested crane animal species such as zebras, giraffes, warthogs, waterbucks, hippos, oribi, eland, impala, topi and many others. On your safari in Lake Mburo national park, you will also engage in different activities so as to make your safari enjoyable and interesting.

3 Days Lake Mburo Safari

Highlights of the 3 Days Lake Mburo Safari 

  • Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park
  • Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
  • Day 3: Morning game drive and transfer back to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park

  • Transfer to Lake Mburo: Depending on your location in Kampala City, our driver-guide will pick you up and brief you about your 3 days Lake Mburo safari and then you will start your journey to the park where you will have a stopover in Kayabwe at the equator and later continue the journey via Masaka. On your way, you will have another stopover at Mpambire drum village to see how the local drums are made and then proceed to the park for lunch at the lodge.
  • Horse Back Riding: After lunch, you will go for a horse riding inside the park which starts at 2 pm and takes about 1 to 5 hours. During horse riding, you will be able to explore the park while on a horseback and be able to view different vegetation types, animal species such as waterbucks, eland, topi zebras, antelopes, otters, buffaloes, giraffes, and different bird species.  In case you don’t want to engage in horse riding activity, there is also another option of game driving around the park.
  • Game Drive: After the horse riding or game drive you will drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options include Mihingo lodge (luxury) and Eagles nest lodge (mid-range)

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

  • Game Drive: You will wake up, have breakfast and meet up with your driver-guide for the morning game drive in the park. During the game drive, you will be able to spot the animals grazing in the open savannah plains such as the zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, elands, topi, impala, waterbucks, nocturnal animals going back to their hideouts, bird species among others. After the game drive, you will drive back to the lodge to refreshen up and have lunch.
  • Boat Cruise: After lunch, you will drive to the lake for an afternoon boat cruise which starts at 2 pm. During the boat cruise on Lake Mburo you will be cruising near the animals and will you be able to view different animal species along the water banks such as hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, eland, topi zebras, antelopes, otters, buffaloes and water birds such as the pre-historic shoebill stork, king fishers, fish eagles, hammerkop, blue-headed weaver, herons, pelicans among others.
  • Nature Walk: After the boat cruise which takes about 2 hours, you will go for optional nature walk with an armed ranger within the park where you will be able to view different vegetation types, animals such as zebras, warthogs, topi, elands, buffaloes, bird species such as brown chested lapwing, black-bellied bustard, grey crowned crane, red-faced barbet, white-winged warbler, African fish eagle, emerald spotted wood among others. During the nature walk, you will enjoy nature and relax your mind and after you will drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options include Mihingo lodge (luxury) and Eagles nest lodge (mid-range)

Day 3: Morning game drive and transfer back to Kampala

  • Game Drive: You will wake up early, have breakfast and go for the morning game drive in the park where you will view the animals waking up from their sleeping places and the nocturnal animals going back to their hideouts. 
3 Days Lake Mburo Safari
Impalas in Lake Mburo
  • Return to Kampala: After the game drive, you will drive out of the park and start your journey to Kampala with a stopover at the equator for lunch, view the craft shops, take photos when you are standing on the equator among others. After lunch, you will continue your journey to Kampala and since it takes 4 hours’ drive you will reach Kampala early evening and your driver-guide will drop you off either at Entebbe international airport or at any place of convenience.

End of 3 days Lake Mburo Safari

Tour includes

  • An English speaking driver-guide
  • All park entrance fees
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Boat cruise on Lake Mburo
  • Night game drive
  • Bottled water

Tour excludes

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Optional activities not included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, tips among others.

See also: 2 Days Lake Mburo Safari

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