Lake Mburo National Park
The predator watching center, Lake Mburo National Park is famous as the best park to watch predators particularly leopards. The antelope hub with largest concentration of antelope species of which others can’t be watched else way in the country.
The easiest to access park from Kampala, Uganda’s capital. The park is located in southwestern along Kampala-Mbarara route. L.Mburo rests in the shadow between Mt Rwenzori and Lake Victoria. It’s an en-route to several top safari parks in western Uganda. Lake Mburo National Park is the 2nd smallest national park in the country with an area of 260sq/km. resting between the shadows of Lake Victoria and the Rwenzori Mountains.
The park is a composition of several lakes and the largest among is Lake Mburo. This is where the park derives its name related to a legendary tale. It’s narrated that once two brothers Mburo and Kigarama, Kigarama visualized awful dream warning about the danger to surface. After a dream a Kigarama left the valley to the nearby hill and Mburo remained. Then few days it rained heavily, the valley flooded and Mburo died there. Then, the flooded valley was named Lake Mburo and the nearby hill named Kigarama.
Lake Mburo National Park features a rolling and plane backdrop of plains savannah, acacia brush bushes and the swampy vegetation, rocky outcrops and lakes. The Park’s distinct biota unique consisting of Impalas, elands and klipspringer. The savanna scenery and swamps duplicates that of the Tanzania savannah scenic mode.
Several wildlife species of about 69 mammal species including the big three lion, leopard and buffalos, others mammals including hippopotamus, crocodiles, antelope species, zebras and giraffes. Over 300 bird species, reptiles and aquatic life.
Lake Mburo adventure activities
African best entertaining safari that introduces you to abundance of wildlife than any other adventure. Lake Mburo is a hub to several wild species that call, the valley and acacia savanna their home. In the southern of the park remains a water catchment area in dry seasons.
On a game drive expect to watch a combinations of antelopes including impala, bushbucks, and waterbucks, Kobs, among others. Zebras walking along towers of giraffes, and some of the Big Five including buffalos, lions, and leopards are vibrant in this park.
The game drives is a collection of several animals, birds with about 300 recorded within the savannah openings. The night game drives is a great deal to spot leopard actively hunting, spotting of other wildlife species like genet, bush pig, mongooses and hyenas. The special arrangements of this nocturnal night game drive takes 3 hours driving through the park.
Along Lake Mburo the largest lake in the park, the boat launch is done. The boat launch is especially relaxed than any other adventure activity and draws closer to perfect water watching. The wild boat cruise is the finest adventure to undertake at Lake Mburo national park. It’s a spectacular moment of sighting diverse aquatic games including hippos, Nile crocodiles, monitor lizards, and other land mammals. Several land mammals come to the lake to draw water at the lake shores.
A boat launch is also a bird spotting moment, and the easily accessed birds include African fish eagle, cormorants, egrets, blue headed weavers, pelicans, pied kingfishers among many sighting. The memorable boat launch here last for 1½ hours of exploring nature on a breath taking boat ride.
This is another independent adventure activities to interested parties. However, sometimes birding comes alongside other adventure activities of the park. On a nature walk, game drives, hill hiking horse riding, boat cruise and other activities.
However, for birding enthusiast, birding activities are arranged with bird expect range guides. Some of the places where to do birding include; Rubaga forest with several interesting tree species of acacias, fig trees, markhamia among others that nest several bird species. Warukiri and mikiri swamps also are perfect birding termini within the park where shoebill also can be spotted. The viewing platform of Miriti and Rubaga forest are excellent for birders opportunities.
The savannah park that is dotted with acacia woods with clear ground view make it very possible for nature walks. The splendid nature walks take bring you closer to nature and wildlife encounters. The guided nature walks that are organized especially in the morning hyena walks and the pedestrian destination that overlook a salt lick.
Bird enthusiasms can take the Rubanga forest canopy trail finding several bird species. Nature walk is the coolest rarely done activity for spotting out wildlife at Lake Mburo national park on foot. During nature walk the guide tells you which footprint or dung belong to which animal this is the only chance of walking close to wild animals while in the park.
Sports fishing is a special arrangements done at Mazinga a section safe and free from crocodile. Sports fishing at Lake Mburo is a catch and take activity. Tilapia is the main catch, however there six fish species. Tourists hoping to take a sports fishing adventure at Lake Mburo need to carry their fishing tools. Uganda Wildlife Authority authorizes the adventure.
Horse Riding Safari
Of the vehicle engines, explore this perfect nature in a silent style. The horseback riding adventure is privately arranged by the upmarket lodge Mihingo safari lodge and is tailor made to suite tourists’ interests of price and duration. The horseback riding safari activity can last for one to three hours. As well a night horse riding safaris can be arranged can be as well accompanied with the wildness camping and meals.