This is the only National Park in Uganda which hosts an entire Lake. It is 3-4 hours drive from Kampala. Lake Mburo has an extensive area of wetland and harbors several species of mammals and birds. Its landscape comprises of open and wooded savanna but specifically acacia savanna because the dominant wood plants in the park are acacia trees. The park also comprises of dry hillsides, rocky crops, bushy thickets and acacia woodland with rolling grass hills whereas the lake shore has a variety of habitats which include forest galleries, seasonal and permanent swamps and acacia wooded valleys which all support a wealth of wildlife. Lake Mburo is the largest lake amongst the five lakes which exist in the park.
Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo
Breakfast, after transfer to Lake Mburo National park. En route stop at the equator which divides the earth into the Northern and southern hemisphere take photographs, snacks. We shall have lunch in Masaka town and thereafter proceed with our journey to the park in time for the late afternoon canoe trip where we shall see a variety of hippos in water and crocodiles basking in the sun on the lakeside. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge/Mantana camp/Rwakobo lodge/Mburo safari lodge/Arcadia cottages. Meal plan: H/B
Day 2: Game Drive-Kampala
Breakfast set off for the early morning game drive. The park hosts more than 68 mammal species of which the impala, slender mongoose and bush rat are not found in any other park in Uganda. Other animals in the park include waterbucks, elands, impalas, klipspringers, buffaloes as well as the large population of zebras among others. After lunch, we make a stopover at Mpambire drum village, a chance to buy a locally made drum and then proceed to Kampala.
The package includes:
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Park entrances
- En-route luncheons
- Boat rides
- Game drives
The expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Uganda Visa, Luxury drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigarettes and any other item not mentioned above.