2 days Safari trip to Lake Mburo National Park


Book this 2 day safari trip to Lake Mburo National Park and experience one of Uganda’s most beautiful savannas. Lake Mburo National Park is situated about 3 – 4 hours drive from Kampala making it the nearest park to the capital city of Uganda. It is the smallest among the savannah parks in Uganda however it harbors an incredible diversity of animals and birds, has beautiful scenery, and its small size means you can reach the different parts of the park easily and discover a lot of what it can offer in a short time.

The park is great for grazing animals and the common animals to be seen on the day safari in Lake Mburo National Park include; zebras, impala, giraffes, buffaloes, warthogs, bushbucks, eland, and topi among others. There is only 1 lion in the park which is never seen (sometimes heard), however other predators like leopards and hyenas are abundant however you stand a better chance of sighting these if you do a night safari.

The biggest lake in the park, Lake Mburo, is home to crocodiles and hippos and several water birds which are sighted from the boat cruise.

Tour itinerary

Day 1 – travel from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park, game drive and boat ride

Your tour driver shall pick you up from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe at 7am prompt, earlier depending on location, and driver off to Lake Mburo National Park in western Uganda. This will be a 3 – 4 hours drive.

On arrival at the park you shall check into the lodge and go out for a short game drive and explore the lush savannah and acacia woodlands to spot a number of wildlife.

After lunch you shall drive through the game tracks and later go for the boat cruise on Lake Mburo that will expose to more wildlife and amazing scenery!


Optional: night safari

You can go out for a night safari in the park to see the nocturnal species. Predators like hyenas and leopards are most active at this time and chances of seeing them are high.

Day 2 – morning walking safari and transfer back to Kampala


Today you shall do a guided walking safari in the park to experience the beautiful savanna on foot and see the animals up close.

You shall have breakfast, check out and travel back to Kampala. Along the way you shall stop over at the Uganda Equator for lunch and picture moments.

Optional: horseback riding or cycling

Instead of the walk you can do the horseback ride in the park or cycle near the park and enjoying watching the animals and beautiful scenery

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