Lake Mburo national park is located is situated in the western part of Uganda covering an area of 370 kilometers squared, the park consists of five lakes with the main being Lake Mburo in which the park is named this is the country’s smallest Savannah national though its size cannot lessen the adventure.
Lake Mburo national park is characterized by rolling hills, swamps, forests, Savannahs, lakes and rocky outcrops that harbor various wildlife species. Lake Mburo national park is a perfect place for weekend gateways and the best place to relax from a gorilla trekking safari in south western Uganda.
Horse back safaris
Lake Mburo national park offers one of the most amazing safari experiences, instead of viewing wildlife in the noisy engine car you can encounter the whispers of the on a horse back safari. While on a horse back you will be able to spot animals such as giraffes, zebras, impalas, Oribis, bush bucks, elands, Topi, duiker. A maximum number of six people can go for a horse back riding safari in Lake Mburo national park, the duration of the safari starts from one- five hours time and the charges for horse riding will vary on the time taken riding the horse.
At Lake Mburo national park tourists can also go for night horse safari drives, this gives you chances of meeting nocturnal animals like hyenas and feel the breeze of refreshing ambiance. The night drives end in the bush where you have your dinner before going back to your lodge. The are other tourists activities that tourists can engage in while at lake Mburo a part from the horse riding safari and this can be seen below:
Lake Mburo national park is home to about 350 species of birds, bird enthusiasts should not forget to Carey their binoculars with them while visiting Lake Mburo. The best places for bird watching are in the Miriti swamp, Rubanga forest and Wairuki swamp. Some of the common birds are African fin foot, brown chested wattled plover, papyrus yellow warbler and saddle billed stork to mention a few.
The launch time boat cruise at Lake Mburo normally takes place for about 2 hours of viewing hippopotamus and crocodiles just close to your boat. The boats always depart at 8:00am, 10:00 am, noon, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm.
Lake Mburo national park is one of the safest national parks where you can take a guided nature walk from. The different trails will reveal you to different encounters as you will spot birds, monkeys and so much more on the way. Lake Mburo national park can be reached within 4-5 hours drive from Kampala. The maximum weight for going for the horse riding safari is 100 kgs.