Explore Lake Mburo

Horse back Safari (Lake Mburo Uganda)

Lake Mburo NP is probably the smallest of the savannah national parks in East Africa. However, it is parked with gems and conveniently located close to Kampala making it the easiest park to visit when you have limited time.

This short tour will give you a complete experience of the park through game drives, walking safaris and a boat cruise on the lake which the park is named after. You may also tour the park on a mountain bike or on horseback.

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is running a festive season price discount. From 1st December 2020 to 31st March 2021, the following discounts have been offered:

a) 50% discount on park entrance fee for Lake Mburo NP, Queen Elizabeth NP, Kidepo
Valley NP, Murchison Falls NP, Semuliki NP, Toro Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Katonga
Wildlife Reserve, Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve and Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve.
b) 50% discount on birding fees.
c) Reduction on gorilla and chimpanzee tracking fees for all visitors:

-    Gorilla permits reduced from USD 700 to USD 400
-    Chimpanzee permits reduced from USD 200 to USD 150

This reduction on gorilla and chimpanzee permits will only apply to new purchases between 1st December 2020 and 31st March 2021 and not on reschedules.




Discover Kampala and Entebbe
Discover Lake Mburo

Game Viewing
Ankole Community tour
Guided Nature walk

BUDGET (**): Eagles Nest.
MIDRANGE (***): Rwakobo Rock.
HIGH-END (****):  Mihingo Lodge

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ROAD MAP (Estimates): 
Entebbe - Lake Mburo: 250km - 6hrs

  • Itinerary
    Explore Lake Mburo

    Day 01: Transfer to Lake Mburo NP – Boat cruise & night game drive
    Day 02: Bush walk or Community tour & game drive
    Day 03: Mountain biking / Horseback riding – Transfer to Entebbe & Depart


    Cape Buffalo with Cattle Eagret
    Klipspringer (oreotragus oreotraguson) on kopje (Lake Mburo National Park)
  • Day 01
    Transfer to Lake Mburo NP – Boat cruise & night game drive

    Your driver-guide will pick you up from your accommodation early in the morning for the drive to Lake Mburo NP. The drive will take you via the Equator where you stop for photos and snacks. You will then continue your journey as you enjoy the sights and sounds of Uganda. You will arrive in the park and drive to your accommodation for check-in and in time for lunch.

    After lunch, we start exploring the park with a boat cruise on Lake Mburo. Of the 13 lakes in the area, 5 of which are in within the park, Lake Mburo is the largest. The cruise on the lake will offer you amazing views alongside the abundant wildlife such as crocodiles, hippos and bird species such as African fish eagle, king fishers, cormorants.

    Later in the evening, you will embark on a night game drive. With the help of a powerful torch mounted on your safari vehicle, you will explore the park in search of the nocturnal species. This park is teeming with wildlife that comes alive at night making your night game drive a worthy experience. Some of the species, you are likely to see are the spotted hyenas and leopards among many.

    Meals & overnight at your accommodation.

    Juvenile Leopard
    Leopard with young during night game drive
    Leopard Lake Mburo
  • Day 02
    Bush walk or Community tour & game drive

    After an early breakfast, you have a guided nature walk. A ranger guide takes you on foot to the bush. Lake Mburo is the only place in this part of Uganda where you can see zebra and Impala and it’s also the best place to see the African Eland, Africa’s largest antelope! 

    Alternatively, you may go for an Ankole Community tour. The Banyankole people who are the residents in this part of the country are largely cattle keepers and they keep the famously known Ankole long-horned cows. The purpose of the community tour is to demonstrate the relationship between the people and their cattle and this will be closed with a cultural performance. In addition, you will get to learn their way of life and how it has been impacted by the park.

    You return to the accommodation for a hot lunch and then you have time to relax.
    In the afternoon, you embark on game drive exploring the wildlife in the park. In their conservation projects, the Uganda Wildlife Authority introduced the rothschild' giraffes to this part of the park. This has made the game drives more rewarding. You will see the large herds of zebras, buffaloes, antelopes and lot of endemic bird species.

     Find out more about the endangered Rothschilds giraffe.

    Meals & overnight at your accommodation

  • Day 03
    Mountain biking / Horseback riding – Transfer to Entebbe & Depart

    Today is your last day in this beautiful park. You have another opportunity to explore the park but this time you may go on a mountain bike or on horseback. This is probably the best way to enjoy the park since you get very close the animals.

    You return to the accommodation for breakfast and then you start the drive back to Entebbe/Kampala. Stop at Equator for photo moments and souvenir shopping. On arrival in Entebbe, your driver-guide will drop you off at the airport in time for your departure flight.

    We hope you have enjoyed this beautiful national park!

    African Fish Eagle (Lake Mburo)
    Grey-headed Kingfisher
    Lilac breasted Roller (Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda)
    African Eland Antilope (Lake Mburo National Park )

Your lifetime experience

This safari idea can be tailor-made to create a unique holiday for you. With our intimate knowledge of both Rwanda and Uganda, we look forward to designing and organizing a personalised and memorable holiday.

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The Tour package includes: Airport transfers, accommodation, all meals, plenty of mineral water, the services of a driver-guide, all park and entry fees, all activities as per programme including: 1 boat excursion on Lake Mburo, guided nature walk in the park.  

Optional Activities: Ankole community Tour, Mountain Biking and Horseback Safaris. 

It Excludes: International airline ticket, the domestice flight Kisoro-Entebbe, beverages, tips, visas and personal expenses. 

What to bring with you? Money for your personal expenses, outfit with adapted colours for wildlife observation, good walking shoes, raingear, a few long-sleeve shirts, slippers, sweater for cool evenings, sun protection: hat, sunglasses, sun cream, video/photo camera, a 200 mm or longer telepholens is very usefull, reserve batteries, films and a torch.

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