A Self drive trip to Lake Mburo national park is one of the unique alternatives to explore the park and it allows you an insight to explore the fascinating smallest national park in Uganda. Lake Mburo national park is situated in the western part of Uganda and it is about 230 kilometers from the Kampala capital city of Uganda. The park occupies an area of about 260 squares kilometers hosting unique wildlife and dotted with numerous mesmerizing lakes. It is dominated by extensive acacia woodlands and it receives less rainfall compared to the central region of Uganda.
A self drive in Lake Mburo gives you an opportunity to encounter with giant eland antelopes as well as huge impressive numbers of the Burchell’s zebras. Other unique wildlife that you meet while on a self game drive include; the Rothchild giraffes, impala antelopes among others.
Lake Mburo national park is home to thrilling game activities such as; guided walking safaris, boat cruise launch, horse riding that gets you close to the animals and the activity is conducted by Mihingo lodge. It is important to note that the park is one of the great rewarding birding destination with about 350 bird species recorded in the park. A self drive in the park gives you chance to sight rare colorful bird species like the rare shoebill stork, crested francolin, grey hornbill, African fin foot, brown-chested Lapwing, Abyassian ground hornbill among others amazing birds.
Detailed perfect day itinerary for a self drive safari to Lake Mburo national park.
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Lake Mburo National park
Wake up early to enjoy an early morning breakfast, later pick up your 4×4 safari vehicle and set off a self transfer drive to the exciting Lake Mburo national park. Delight in a self conducted stopover the Uganda Equator in Kayabwe to stretch, take some photos, purchase some refreshments or crafts and then proceed with the journey to the park. The self drive road trip takes through Masaka town and Lyantonde. Along the way, you can enjoy another optional stopover at the drum villages and get a chance to learn more how the drums are made and you can as well buy yourself a souvenir if you are need of one. Later proceed self drive journey to Mbarara for an enroute lunch at Igongo cultural Centre and after enter the park arriving in the evening. Upon arrival check in at your booked lodge and head out for a short evening drive allowing you to explore the park.
Accommodation options; Eagles Nest Lodge and Rwonyo Rest camp-budget, Rwakobo rock lodge and Arcadia Cottages-Midrange, Mihingo lodge-Luxury option.
Day 2: morning game drive, Afternoon boat cruise and departure back to Kampala.
After an early breakfast, head out for your early morning self game drive around the park. Getting yourself around gives you a chance to encounter with amazing wildlife such as the buffaloes, giant eland and impala antelopes, Burchell’s zebras, oribis, topis, elephants among others. later take a drive to the scenic lake Mburo where you enjoy a boat cruise launch on beautiful lake. The boat ride allows you to encounter other wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles, birds and the beautiful vegetation around the lake.
After the awesome thrilling boat experience, depart out of the park and begin your self drive journey back to Kampala enjoying lunch enroute in Mbarara.
Alternatively as early mentioned the park has a diversity of activities that offer a unique experience on a self drive tour, they include guided nature walk, horse riding, bird watching, cycling , sport fishing among others. Book with us here at Uganda car rental services yourself drive car hire and we will as assist you to book yourself drive safari in Lake Mburo national park. To book a car to Lake Mburo National Park with us, simply contact our reservation team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +256-700135510 or Tel +256-414699459.