Horse back riding is another exciting activity to participate in at Mihingo lodge in Lake Mburo National park. The Park is a very special place; each part of it is alive with a variety of interests and colour. It is situated in Mbarara district and it is the smallest of Uganda's savannah National parks.
L. Mburo National park
Lake Mburo National park is a very special place; each part of it is alive with a variety of interests and colour. It is situated in Mbarara district and it is the smallest of Uganda's savannah National parks. It's sculptured landscape with rolling grassy hills and idyllic lake shores has varied mosaic of habitats i.e; forest galleries, rich acacia tree valleys, seasonal and permanent swamps which all support a wealth of wild life. Its mosaic habitats of dry hillside, rocky outcrops, bushes, thicket, open wooded savannah, forests lakes and swamps are home to surprising diversity of plants and animals. Lake mburo national park is famous for its richness in bio diversity. It has about 68 different species of mammals. The common ones are zebras, Impalas, buffaloes, Topis and eland that are herbivores and leopards, hyenas and jackals that are predators. The park also has 315 different species of birds including the rare shoebill stork, Papyrus yellow warbler, African fin foot, saddle billed stork, brown chested wattled plover, carruther's cisticola, great snipe abyssinian ground hornbill and white winged warbler. The woody vegetation of lake Mburo is dominated by acacia species, olea species and abosia species
SAFARI ITINERARY FOR THE WILDLIFE TOUR
Drive early morning towards the west via Mityana Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park through Fort portal following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. Have lunch en route at Mountains of the moon Hotel. En route may be rewarded with views of Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas and a variety of Antelope species before arriving at the Park headquarters. Overnight stay at Mweya Safari lodge or the institute of ecology.
Go for an early morning game drive in this park which will provide excellent opportunities to see Lions, Leopards, Giant Forest Hogs, Cape Buffaloes, Elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Topi and Bush bucks and many more. After lunch, Enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge or institute of Ecology
After a very early breakfast, either, with parked Breakfast, head for the Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee tracking and a variety of primates. Return to for lunch. Or; get up with a rising sun for another game drive to view wildlife. Return for breakfast. After lunch, go sightseeing in the crater region - it is a marvel! Visit the Katwe Salt works for a glimpse into traditional salt mining. Drive to L. Mburo NP. The Park contains a variety of attractions; it is dominated by extensive wetlands, rolling grassy hills, seasonal and permanent swamps, wooden savannah, and forests, which harbors a variety of plants and animal species. The presence of the Lake within the park enables visitors to do sport fishing and see the Crocodiles, Pelicans, Shoebill stork, Hippos, Cormorants, Fish eagles, and a lot more. Dinner and Overnight Mantana tented camp /Rwonyo Camp / Agip motel.
DAY 4: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
After Breakfast, go for an early morning drive through diverse ecosystems that render the park to be one of the richest in bio diversity like Zebras, Elands, and Buffaloes, Impalas, Roam Antelopes, Leopards, Hyenas, Hippos, Bush bucks, and Klipspringer. After lunch take a boat trip inside Lake Mburo and see for yourself the Crocodiles, Pelicans, Hippos, Herons and the rare Shoebill stork. Dinner and Overnight Mantana tented camp /Rwonyo Camp / Agip motel.
After early breakfasts, you are off for an early morning game drive that offers a wonderful encounter with the Zebras, Waterbucks, Buffaloes, Topis, Elands, Leopards, and a variety of bird species. After the game drive Head to Kampala having lunch en route, the drive back to Kampala stopover at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. Here you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop over at the equator for photographs and you will arrive in Kampala by early evening.
END OF UGANDA SAFARI