Activties in Lake Mburo National park

Lake Mburo National park

Spreading over 370 square kilometers of Land, Lake Mburo National Park in Lyantonde is Uganda’s smallest savannah National park, a real and brilliant gem for animal lovers. The national park is initially a controlled hunting area which was later transformed into a game reserve and then upgraded into a national park in 1983. Visiting lake Mburo is the perfect choice to break up a long journey from Bwindi impenetrable/ Mgahinga Park for gorilla trekking or Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport. Lake Mburo National Park is usually used as a ‘pitstop’ at the start or end of most Uganda safaris. Based on the excellent reviews of past travelers, the experience in lake Mburo National Park is far unique when compared to other National parks in Uganda. The co-existence of wild animals and cattle grazed in the park make it a unique destination to visit. It’s undeniably amazing to see beautiful Zebras eat on the same grass with cattle. The park is named after Lake Mburo in its heart, 20% of the park is covered by wetlands and swamps. 12 primates and over 350 birds call this small park home. Among the wild animals seen in Lake Mburo National Park include zebras, warthogs, waterbuck’s impalas, hartebeest, hyenas. eland, oribi, leopard, topis, reedbuck, hippos, and buffalos.

Top things to see and do in Lake Mburo National Park
Travelers to Lake Mburo National park have an endless list of things to see and do for a memorable experience. Check the must-do tourist activities in Lake Mburo National Park with African Apes Holidays

Game Viewing
Game viewing is the number one tourist activity done in Lake Mburo National Park. Morning and night game drives done in the open savannahs give you a chance to see and interact with different wild animals grazing and hunting. Despite its small size, Lake Mburo National Park has a high concentration of wild animals which include zebras, warthogs, waterbuck’s impalas, hartebeest, hyenas. eland, oribi, leopard, topis, reedbuck, hippos and buffalos. among others. Our experienced guides help you spot different animals like leopards hiding in the acacia trees making your game safari enjoyable and memorable. Night game drives are best to see nocturnal animals such as bushbabies among others. A 2 Days L. Mburo National Park tour is a suitable package to explore this small park.

Boat Cruise
A boat cruise on Lake Mburo is a not miss for every traveler to Lake Mburo National Park. The shores of the lake is the best spot for water animals including hippos, buffalos, and crocodiles plus many more birds in the swampy areas. Also, a boat cruise gives you an overview of the park and different wild animals feeding. Photography on a boat cruise is very so amazing.

Bird Watching
Sheltering over 350 birds, Lake Mburo National Park is one of the best birding spots in Uganda. Bird watching in Lake Mburo National Park is best done in Miriti and Walukiri swampy valleys and also on the shores of Lake Mburo. Some of the birds seen in Lake Mburo National Park include Rufous Bellied Heron, Grey-crowned Crane, Coqui Francolin, Brown Chested Lapwing, Emerald Spotted wood, White-headed Barbet, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Nubian Woodpecker, Green-Wood hoopoe, Long-tailed Cisticola, and Red-Shouldered Cuckoo-shrike among others. The best time for bird watching in Lake Mburo National Park is in the morning and evening hours. Travelers are reminded to bring binoculars for enormous bird spotting.

Fishing
Fishing is yet another interesting tourist activity to do in Lake Mburo National Park. The lake is home to 6 fish species which are Tilapia, Catfish, Ngara, Barbeller and Ferocious Fighter. Mazinga is the best fishing spot in Lake Mburo National park. Travelers are given a chance to take part in the fishing experience which makes the whole experience more enjoyable and memorable indeed.

Visit Kate Salt Lick
Visit the Kate salt lick point in the heart of the park to see how animals gather around a shallow water hole to lick salt. Armed park rangers will guide you to this point and explain to you how this whole experience of wild animals licking slat started. Morning hours is the best time to visit the salt lick point. The journey to Kate Salt Lick is a chance for travelers to see and meet various wild animals and birds in the park.

Milking Experience
Visit the nearby local communities to be part of the memorable milking experience. Here travelers are taken through a session of milking local cows which makes them feel like part of the community. Also, travelers are taught different stages in which milk is processed into different products including yogurt and Ghee among others. Milking is done very early in the morning before cattle setoff to feed for the day.

Horseback riding
Horseback riding is an exciting adventure experience you ought not to miss on your Uganda safari to Lake Mburo National Park. Here travelers rise on horses to explore different parts of the Park such as lakes, swamps, and rivers. Horseback riding is also best for game viewing in Lake Mburo National Park.

Accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park
Wondering where to sleep in Lake Mburo National Park, No worries. The park has a variety of budget, midrange and luxury lodges, hotels and camps to serve you with excellent food and sleeping services at affordable rates. The top lodges in Lake Mburo National Park include Mihingo Lodge, Rwakobo Rock, Mburo’s Eagle Nest, Leopard Rest Camp, Mpogo Lodge, Courtyard International Hotel, Arcadia Lodge and Mburo Safari Lodge among others. Professional staff are trained at every lodge to serve you all day and night. African Apes Holidays help you book accommodation services at any lodge of your choice in Lake Mburo National Park.

Best time to visit Lake Mburo National Park
The dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January, and February is the best time to visit Lake Mburo, National Park. During this time, the vegetation is short which makes photography and game viewing clear. On the other hand, the wet season in the months of March, April, May. October and November call for discounted services in hotels and lodges hence the best time for budget travelers. However, Lake Mburo National park can be visited all year round.
Conclusively, Lake Mburo National Park is a real gem to discover on your Uganda safari. Contact African Apes Holidays today, book a Uganda game safari to Lake Mburo and enjoy the true wilderness.

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