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3 DAYS WILDLIFE AND CULTURAL TOUR-LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

Visit the Equator, photograph wildlife and people (Culture)

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1995 - $2885
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 3 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Lake Mburo
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Boating
Lake Mburo is Uganda’s smallest savannah National Park. It is conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. The park is underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It is famous for having large numbers of Zebras. The park also has great sceneries starting from the rolling hills, the lush forests to the Savannah grasslands, and seasonal swamps to lakes. There are 5 lakes in the park where by you can engage in sport fishing and catch a large tilapia and other fish species. Large numbers of hippos occupy the lakes. While in the park you might not miss out on seeing the leopards, hyenas, and side stripped jackals in the night. The park is home to over 350 bird species and has the biggest concentration of Zebras, impala, and eland in Uganda. Other animals are: buffalo, waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck. Lake Mburo National Park with 13 other lakes forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders. In the western part of the park, the savanna is interspersed with rocky ridges and forested gorges while patches of papyrus swamp and narrow bands of lush riparian woodland line many lakes.

Luxury/Mid-range short wildlife and culture  photographic Safari to Lake Mburo national park.

Safari Highlights

Game Drive- 1, Boat cruise -1 and cultural experience

Equipment to Bring

Camera, Wide angle lens, 200+ mm lens, Tripod, Water proof protection for your equipment, spare batteries and a charger.

Snap Uganda gives one set of complimentary photographic accessories that include a   trip/nonopod,  gimbal, cotton carrier and beanbag for each trip.

Safari Summary

Day 1. Depart Kampala for Lake Mburo and do a boat cruise.

Day 2. Morning game drive and culture experience in the afternoon.

Day 3. Travel back to Kampala.

Day 1. Depart Kampala for Lake Mburo and do a boat cruise.

Have a morning breakfast at the hotel in Kampala after which you will be picked up by our driver guide, he will also brief you more about the safari. You drive to towards the Western part of Uganda through towns like Masaka. You will have a stopover at the equator where you will observe and also get to know how the locals make the drums.

On arrival in the park, continue for lunch at the lodge. As you proceed along the park trails you will spot various animals such as the elands, warthogs, buffaloes, zebras, and waterbucks. In the evening you will have a boat ride along the lake where you will have a great time having a chance to see different animals like the crocodiles, hippos, topis and birds like the fish eagles, Giant and Pied Kingfishers, Bee eaters among others.

Later return to the lodge for diner and an overnight.

Meal Plan (L, D)      

Accommodation: Up market- Mihingo Lodge

                                 Midrange- Rwakobo Rock

Day 2. Morning game drive and cultural encounter

Have an early morning breakfast and start off the game drive through the Park, it takes 3 hours. This will give you an amazing glimpse of the Savannah park, and its fauna and flora. Animals to watch out are: Zebra, impala, buffalo, eland, waterbuck, warthog and giraffe, topi and   You will also see various animals such as buffaloes, antelopes, zebras, hyenas, topis, hippos, also the different bird species on the acacia trees and near the lake making beautiful sounds.

Birds to watch out are: White-winged warbler, Shoebill stork, Crested Francolin, Brown parrot, Red-necked Spur, Common quails, African grey hornbill, Nubian wood pecker, Trilling Cisticola, Coqui Francolin, Long-tailed Cisticola, Southern red bishop and so much more. The best birding spots in the park include the swampy valleys of Warukiri and Miriti, and the roadsides between Rwonyo camp and the jetty. There are  viewing platforms at the salt lick, in Miriti Valley, and in Rubanga Forest.

Drive back to the lodge for lunch and after lunch you will visit the communities for a cultural encounter at Igongo Cultural center and return to the lodge for dinner and an overstay.

Meal Plan (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Up market- Mihingo Lodge

                                 Midrange- Rwakobo Rock

 

Day 3. Travel Back to Kampala.

After a relaxed breakfast, check out and head to Kampala doing a game drive as you exit the park. Look out for the drum makers along the route and learn how locals make drums and for lunch. After lunch continue your drive to Kampala and this will mark the end of safari.

Meal Plan (B, L)

 

This is a private Photographic Safari and can be booked by an individual or a group of a maximum of 4 people per vehicle.

Cost Includes

Airport transfers/hotel transfers

Transport in a 4×4 Safari Van

Services of an English speaking driver guide

All park entry fees.

Game drive

Boat cruise

All other activities mentioned in the itinerary

Meals and accommodation

Drinking water in the Vehicle

 

Cost excludes

Visa fees, Air ticket and tips for guides.

 

Thank you for choosing Snap Uganda Tours. We will be pleased to hear your comments after the   Photographic Safari

 

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