Welcome to Lake Mburo National Park


Adjacent to the park are the ranches of the Bahima people, who herd the famed long-horned Ankole cattle, a common sight here, unfortunately both inside and outside the park.


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Lake Mburo National Park activities

$385 Day Trips & Excursions

Lake Mburo National Park Safari Day Tour from Kampala

Your safari will begin at approximately 6:30am as you head to the western part of Uganda to Lake Mburo National Park. During the 3-4 hour drive, you will have a stopover at the equator for an opportunity to stand in the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time. You’ll continue through the grasslands, which are dotted with settlements, plantations and several herds of local long-horned Ankole cattle which are endemic to this part of the country.When you reach the national park, go for a game drive to search for zebras, hippos, crocodiles, elands, antelopes, impalas and a variety of birds. After a lunch break, go for a 2-hour boat ride on Lake Mburo to see a variety of animals such as hippos, crocodiles and several bird species. When the boat ride ends, go for a nature walk to a salt lick to see animals gathering to lick the soil.Return back to your hotel around 7pm in the evening.

$6000 Cultural & Theme Tours

Uganda Safari Wildlife and Cultural Tour 18 Days 17 Nights Tour

Itinerary Day 1- On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, our representative will meet, greet and  transfer you to your Hotel for the overnight.  Day 2 - The Source of the river Nile Transfer to Mbale, east of Uganda driving through Jinja , the second largest town and Industrial  district of Uganda. It is characterized by the Asian architecture, the brewery industries and the  colourful gardens. Visit the Source of the Nile on Lake Victoria and then proceed to the  spectacular “Bujagali Falls” on the river Nile a few kilometres from the source. Optional: try the  unforgettable emotion of white water rafting or bunji jumping, which is one of the main  attractions in Jinja. Lunch at Bujagali, where local food is served. In the afternoon drive to  Mbale for dinner and overnight.  Day 3 - The Sipi Fall The activities for this day start with the nature walk to the spectacular waterfalls on the river  Sipi, which originates from Mount Elgon. The starting point is at Crow’s Nest, a camping and  lodging site. You will see the caves, plantations of coffee, matooke and sugarcane plantations  along the way. We ensure that you have packed lunch for the day. Return to Jinja in the  afternoon. Dinner and overnight.  Day 4 - The rhinos of Ziwa sanctuaryDay 5 - The Murchison Falls National ParkDay 6 - The boat cruise on the river NileDay 7 - Fort Portal at the foothill of the Mountains of the MoonDay 8 - The Semliki Hot SpringsDay 9 – Queen Elizabeth National ParkDay 10 –The Kyambura Chimp TrekkingDay 11 –climbing lions of ishasha.Day 12 -The encounter with mountains gorillasDay 13 – The wonderful Lake BunyonyiDay 14 - Lake Mburo National ParkDay 15 - DepartureOptional Extension:Day 15 - The Ssese Islands of Lake VictoriaDay 16 - The Islands tourDay 17 - Ecological Nature walk and Bugala Village tour.Day 18 - Kampala City Tour

$4727.40 Multi-day & Extended Tours

12 Day Rwenzori Trek with Safari

Day 1: Arrival Entebbe International Airport and transfer to Papyrus Guesthouse for overnight stay.Day 2: Entebbe: After breakfast and briefing, take off to Mt Rwenzori National Park (also known as the Mountains of the Moon). Enjoy lunch in Fort Portal and continue to Mihunga where we overnight.Day 3: Trek to Nyabitaba (2650m). Start the trek to Nyakalengija trail head (1600m). We will follow the trail along the Mubuku River to then cross the Mahoma River before climbing through Podocarpus Forest.Day 4: Trek to John Matte Hut (3350m) . Follow a small trail dropping down through the forest to the Kurt Shafer Bridge, below the convergence of the Bujuku and Mubuku Rivers. The forest gradually turns into a bamboo zone where the trail is slippery and moss covered. Day 5: Trek to Bujuku Hut (2900m). The trail crashes down to cross the Bujuku River and enters Lower Bigo Bog, home of giant lobelias. We will cross the bog to the Upper Bog before continuing to Lake Bujuku where for views of the highest mountain.Day 6: Trek to Elena Hut. After Bujuku, we will climb the boggy trail up the slopes west of the lake, passing through the paranormal groundsel gully and then ascend to the Scott Elliott Pass (4372m).Day 7: Ascent to Mt. Stanley (5109 metres) to Kitandara Hut (4027m). If you don't wish to climb the peak, have a more restful day walking from Elena Hut (4541 metres) to Lake Kitandara (4023m). Continue to climb a further three hours to Margherita peak (5109 metres) and later down to Kitandara Hut. Day 8: Trek to Guy Yeopman Hut (3260m). Climb from the base of Mt. Baker to the south side of the mountain to the Fresh Field Pass (4280m). From there we can view the Congo to the west, Mt. Stanley to the north. From the pass, the boggy trail will continue downwards, passing the rock shelter at Bujangalo, the base camp for the historic expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906.Day 9: Trek to Nyakalengija Trail Head (1600m ASL). Safari extension to Queen Elizabeth National Park hence spend the overnightDay 10: Queen Elizabeth National Park. Proceed to Park for the AM Game drive in the Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park the tracks through Kasenyi, the North Kazinga Plains offer virtually guaranteed of Wildlife.In the afternoon conduct boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. O/N at Mweya Safari LodgeDay 11: Lake Mburo NP. After breakfast proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. Enroute stopover at the Igongo Cultural Centre for lunch and learn about the culture of the Western Uganda tribe. Proceed to the Lodge; you can view game from your room. O/N at Mihingo Lodge Day 12 – Lake Mburo National Park to Entebbe .The wildlife-rich eastern banks of Lake Mburo can be explored during a tranquil two-hour boat trip. Depart after early lunch with coffee break at the Equator to then transfer to Entebbe International Airport for Flight.

$780 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Queen Elizabeth safari

Day 1: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park (417 Kms) You will depart Kampala in the morning after breakfast and travel westwards through Uganda’s beautiful green countryside to the Queen Elizabeth National Park.  The journey will take 6-7 hours with some stop-over at the great mountain of moan Mt Rwenzori You will continue through the savannah grasslands with lots of banana plantations and several herds of local long horned Ankole cattle endemic to this part of the country. You will get to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening. Dinner and overnight will be at Kazinga Channel View Resort Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise You will set off early (about 6.30am) for a morning game drive, an awesome experience to spot the animals in natural habitats.  Expect to see the famous Big Five; Elephant, Buffalos, Lions, Bush bucks, Kobs, Giant forest hog, Hyenas leopards, antelopes, and Waterbucks as well as birds. You will return for breakfast and relax till lunch. In the afternoon you will take a launch cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel to see, at close range, the water animals to include Hippos, Buffalos, Crocodiles and elephants bathing on the channel banks. There is also a variety of bird species on the water banks especially the famous Shoebill, pelican and Jacana. Dinner and overnight will Kazinga Channel View Resort DAY 3: Equator Experience as we transfer back to Kampala After your breakfast early morning set off to Mbarara where you will have your lunch en-routes then proceed to Kampala where you will pass through Lake Mburo National Park and have a chance to sight Zebras, the Impala, Uganda Kobs are abundant on your way, with stopovers at areas of tourist attraction such as the Royal Drum makers’ village and the Equator for an opportunity to stand in two hemispheres at the same time. after that great photographic experience we proceed to Kampala where we will reach late to catch you' evening flight back home. 

$348 Day Trips & Excursions

1 Day Lake Mburo Tour from Kampala

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Mburo National Parkzebra, hippos, crocodiles, eland, antelope,Giraffes, impala and a variety of birdsDuration: 1 dayStop At: East African Jungle Safariszebra, hippos, crocodiles, eland, antelope,Giraffes, impala and a variety of birdsDuration: 1 day

$1945 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Uganda Cultural Tour From Kampala

Day 1: Bulange and Lubiri Palace We drive towards Mengo trading Centre, a small modernized area within Rubaga division having a hospital, church, market, schools and good hotels. Bulange serves as the traditional seat of Buganda Parliament; also recently closed CBS radio was located. It’s well known for its colonial architecture and enclosed wall as well as its strategic location on Mengo hill. Dinner and overnight in Kampala Day 2: Kasubi Tombs Kasubi hill was once the palace of Kabaka Suuna II and Mutesa and is the tradition in Buganda after a king dies; the place is abandoned, so Kasubi was named a tomb serving as burial grounds for the kingdom rulers. Dinner and overnight in Kampala Day 3: Ssezibwa Falls After a warm cup of tea head to the National Museum in Kamwokya. It is the best and oldest museum in East Africa having deeply rooted ethnographic collection all contributing to the background of Uganda as a nation. There are exhibits of different traditional Ugandan lifestyles, musical instruments from most parts of the continent among other things. We continue to Ssezibwa Falls east of Kampala, which was once a favorite spot for the Kabaka Mwanga and Mutesa. Where they planted trees themselves. Dinner and overnight in Kampala Day 4: Katereke Prison Katereke Prison ditch was constructed by Kabaka Kalema in the late 1880’s for those who opposed him. These were mainly his brothers and family members and he went further and massacred them in order to get rid of future succession. Instead this worsened his reign and later led to his fall. After lunch continue to Mbarara town. Mbarara was the heart of the defunct Ankole kingdom founded in the early 1500’s by the Bacwezi dynasty. The king was termed as “omugabe” and came from the Bahima clan. Dinner and over at the hotel in Mbarara Day 5: Lake Mburo We drive to Lake Mburo national Park which is named after one of two brothers who once lived in this place who drowned in a flood as a result of being stubborn despite his constant warnings. You will view different antelope species like, sitatunga antelope, the impalas for which Kampala is named after as you do a game drive through the park. Day 6: Salt Lick/Kampala In the morning, go to the viewing platform and witness different animals coming to lick salt. If you are a committed birder, walk along the Rwizi trail that leads to Rubanga forest, an interesting site to birders mostly as it offers excellent birding. Lookout for mosque swallow, bare-faced go-away, and Ruppell’s long-tailed starling. Return to Kampala after lunch but making a stopover at the equator for picture moments and buying of souvenirs.

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