Lake Mburo National Park And Farm Tour

Encounter a number of wildlife through game drives

3 Days Lake Mburo And Farm Tour

This 3 days Lake Mburo park and farm tour takes you to the smallest national park in Uganda, found in western Uganda in Kiruhura district and a local cattle farm to interact with local farmers to learn how they locally operate their farm activities such as milking, preserving milk and other cattle products, making gee and how they look after their cattle. Most cattle keepers in the Ankole region keep the incredible Ankole long horned cattle. Lake Mburo national park is known for its variety of herbivorous mammals such as Burchell’s Zebras, African Buffaloes, Impala, Warthogs, Giraffes and various Antelope species. The park has two of the big fives which are the Buffalo and the Leopard, the park has some predators such as spotted hyenas, civets, African rock pythons and many others. Lake Mburo national park is made up rocky outcrops, dry hillside, open and wooded savanna forests, bushes thickets, lakes and swamps which provides home to a surprising diversity of animals, birds and plants. This 3 days Lake Mburo park and farm tour involves wildlife sighting game drives to look out for the park mammals such as Zebras, Caped buffaloes, Topis, Spotted hyenas, Leopards, Warthogs, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Oribi and Duikers plus several bird species, including Crested crane, Red-faced barbet, Papyrus yellow warbler and Shoebill stork and it’s vegetation that is dominated by an open Savannah of Acacia trees. The 3 days Lake Mburo park and farm tour also includes boat cruise safari on Lake Mburo national park, horseback riding safari and a visit to a local farm for some farm experience.

Highlights of the 3 days Lake Mburo park and farm tour;

Day 1; Transfer to Lake Mburo national park – Evening and night game drive

Day 2; Horseback riding safari – Afternoon boat cruise – Evening game drive

Day 3; Farm tour – Drive back to Kampala /Entebbe

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Kampala / Entebbe – Drive to Lake Mburo national park – Evening and night game drive

Early morning a safari guide from Africa Adventure Vacations will meet you at your hotel or residence in Kampala / Entebbe for picked up and then start your journey to Lake Mburo National park with a stopover at the equator an international landmark in Kayabwe to see the water experiment which is carried out on either sides of the equator and directly on the equator itself. This experiment demonstrates the carioles effect which describes how the movement changes direction when in motion to the left or right when moving on a rotating body. On the northern hemisphere, it rotates clockwise vice versa on the southern hemisphere then no rotation and the center, take some memorial photos, have a cup of coffee and then proceed to Igongo cultural museum to relax, have lunch and then visit the museum which has a vast collection of artifacts that exhibits pastoral culture, history, political changes as well as present-day modernization culture and life style in the region. After the Igongo cultural museum, drive to your booked lodge to check in and spend rest of your afternoon time relaxing while preparing for your evening and night game drive where you will able to see several wildlife species of the park such as African buffaloes, Zebras, Giraffes, Impalas, Warthogs, Elands, Topis and many others. A night game drive in Lake Mburo National park will boost your chances to encounter nocturnal wildlife species of the park such as spotted hyenas, Leopards, Porcupines, African rock pythons, Bush babies, bush pigs among others. The evening and night game drive will give you a chance to experience how wildlife birds and mammals spend the night in jungle which is so exciting. Drive back to your accommodation to enjoy your dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options; Mihingo safari Lodge (Luxury), Rwakobo rock Lodge (Mid-range), Mpogo safari Lodge (Standard)

Meal plan; Lunch / Dinner

Day 2: Lake Mburo national park – Morning horseback riding – Afternoon boat cruise – Evening game drive

After breakfast, meet your safari guide and go for your morning Horseback riding safaris in the wilderness. Without any doubt, Horseback riding safari is one of the most exciting and adventuresome activities in Lake Mburo national park on our Uganda safaris. Horseback riding safari offer an opportunity to guests to see wild animals from a close range on beautiful horses such as Zebras, Elands and other animals as they are curious looking at their close relatives without black and white stripes. Horseback riding is the most peaceful way to explore the park since it does not leave any footprints behind, cause noise and air pollution as it is when using a safari vehicle which will make you feel part of nature. So, taking a one of a kind Horseback Wildlife Safari in Lake Mburo nation Park is one of the most amazing experiences in the jungle that should not be missed on a wildlife safari to Lake Mburo national park. After your 2 hours’ horse riding safari, return to your lodge to relax, have lunch and later in the afternoon go for your afternoon boat cruise safari on Lake Mburo where you get chance to come face to face with the flora and fauna of the lake and along the shores such as Nile crocodiles, hippos, otters, some antelope species, Zebras, buffaloes plus some birds like malachite kingfishers, blue headed weavers, African Fish eagles among others. After boat safari, go for an evening game drive to lookout for more wildlife mammal and to fully explore the park. You will explore several Burchell Zebras, Giraffes, Impala, Giant Elands, Topi, Bushbucks, Duikers, and Waterbucks, Leopard, spotted hyenas among others plus seeing the Park’s scenic vegetation. So, your safari guide will help you to spot several mammals on and give you much information regarding everything that you will encounter. Drive back to your lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options; Mihingo safari Lodge (Luxury), Rwakobo rock Lodge (Mid-range), Mpogo safari Lodge (Standard)

Meal plan; Breakfast /Lunch / Dinner

Day 3: Lake Mburo national park – Drive to a farm – Return to Kampala / Entebbe

Rise up early in the morning to have breakfast and later drive to a local farm of the Ankole long-horned cows which are known as the indigenous cows to the Banyankore tribe found in the western Uganda. The Banyankore cultures and traditions are highly centered on their native Ankole long horned cow. The visit to a local farm will let you know much about the interesting culture of the Banyankore people and their graceful native long horned cows. You will join the local herdsmen during several farm activities milking the cows, massaging and cleaning the cows, and finally letting them out to pasture. Also, visit the traditional house to experience and take part in processes of making local yogurt and ghee which are made out of milk. Later, return to the accommodation to have late breakfast when all your bags are ready packed in the vehicle, check out and start your drive back to your residence in Kampala or Entebbe. On your way, you will have a stopover at Kayabwe equator landmark to have lunch and then drive straight back to your hotel or residence. This will be the end of the 3 days Lake Mburo Park and farm tour in Uganda.

Meal plan; Breakfast /Lunch

The 3 days Lake Mburo Park and farm tour includes;

Accommodation for 2 nights in Lake Mburo national park

Full board meal plan (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)

Transport for 3 days in a well-modified safari land/van (Full time air-conditioned, 4×4 and pop up roof)

Fuel for 3 days

Professional English speaking driver guide for 3 days

Pick up and drop off

Bottled mineral water throughout the tour

All en-route meals

All government activities

All park entrance fees and activities

A stopover at Kayabwe equator landmark

A visit to Igongo cultural museum

Night game drive in Lake Mburo national park

Afternoon boat cruise safari on Lake Mburo

Evening game drives in Lake Mburo national park

2 hours’ horseback riding safari

A visit to a local farm for farm experience

The 3 days Lake Mburo Park and farm tour excludes;

Accommodation in Entebbe / Kampala before and after the tour (It can be arranged on request)

Domestic and international flights

Travel insurance

Entry visa

Tips

Souvenirs and gifts

Alcoholic and soft drinks (Beers, sodas, wines and juices ant the lodge)

Laundry and telephone

Tourist may extend their travel itinerary to Queen Elizabeth national park for kazinga boat cruise and crater lake exploration, Kibale forest for chimp tracking and Bwindi forest national park for mountain gorilla trekking

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