Activities in Lake Mburo National Park Uganda

Safaris and Tours in Lake Mburo

Activities in Lake Mburo National Park Uganda

Activities in Lake Mburo National Park Uganda |What to do in Lake Mburo: Sport Fishing | Birding | Hiking and nature walks | Horseback Riding | Day and Night Game Drives

Visit Lake Mburo national park for a number of activities ranging from relaxation to adventure experiences. Visitors may connect to other travel destinations on their safaris and tours to Lake Mburo such as Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi forest national park for gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi. Below is a list of things to do in Lake mburo;

Birding in the National Park of Lake Mburo.

Lake Mburo’s main birding spots are swampy valleys and you view the sites near the salt licks and in forest. Birds found at these locations include the Bateleur, Brown-chested Lapwing, Grey crowned Crane, Rufous-bellied Heron, Black-bellied Bustard and Coqui Francolin Owl.

Lake Mburo has got swampy valleys like Miriti and Warukiri as its best birding sites plus the roadsides between Rwonyo camp and the Jetty. There are other viewing sites located at the salt lick in Rubanga forest and Miriti. Bird species that are viewed at these locations include Common Scimitarbill, Rufous-bellied Heron, Grey Crowned Crane, Bateleur, Brown-chested Lapwing, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Coqui Francolin Brown Parrot, Red-headed Lovebird, Ross’s Turaco, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, White-headed Barbet, Long-tailed Cisticola Red-faced Barbet, Nubian Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike, Yellow-breasted Apalis, White-winged Tit and Finfoot, Green Wood-hoopoe, Black-bellied Bustard etc.

Using a Vehicle or footing is the easiest means of transport to use while touring Rubanga Forest. Come and enjoy if you are really a good birder.

Hiking and nature walks in lake Mburo.

The park is open to all kind of walkers so long as you are accompanied by a ranger guide. Rubanga Forest, Salt lick at Rwonyo, the lake banks and hilltop with wonderful lake views. On reaching Rwonyo, you will be guided to a salt lick where many animals are attracted to the salty rocks.

Hiking during the night through the woodland set a chance to encounter mammals and birds. Hyenas return to their dens beginning from 7am and take three hours. The same applies to Hippos that retreat to the lake during the same estimated time. Walking to the top of the hill enables one to see or view 9 of the region’s 14.

For walkers and birders in Rubanga Forest, it of good faith to make arrangements and be accompanied by a ranger. All walks should be booked in advance.

Horseback Riding In Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo is a home of horseback riding. This is a marvelous viewing site for eland and buffalo.  Topi, warthog, impala, zebra, duiker, waterbuck and bushbuck are also animals that you can’t miss sighting at. It takes a four hour for hacks to take the visitors up to hilltop for viewpoints and also for bush breakfast. All this activity is arranged at Mihingo Lodge.

Game Drives in Lake Mburo

There is a lot of network for game tracks in the east of the park. They pass through a variety of landscape features including rock outcrops, grassy hillsides, wetlands, acacia woodland and seasonally flooded valley floors. The best hours to catchup your eyes in favor of wildlife are early morning and late afternoon.

On a game drive in this park one is sure to spot recently introduced Giraffes, Warthog and Waterbuck Buffalo, Zebra and Impala.  A large herd of elands is sometimes available though they are shy.

Exceptional photographs of nice looking creatures that live in the park will be taken during Safari drives. This is a great opportunity for all visitors in the park.

Night Game Drives

During the night especially starting from 7pm and the last three hours, one has great chances to see leopards, Pottos and Leopards. These nocturnal animals are rarely seen during the day but are seen during the night under guided night drives and under the escort of a ranger guide.

Sport Fishing In Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo has got tilapia fish as the commonest fish species alongside other five fish species. Mazinga is the main fishing spot in Lake Mburo. Visitors who would love to fish in Mazinga should inquire permit from the Uganda Wildlife Authority. If permitted carry your own equipment’s.

Take a breath while viewing the mosaic habitat of rocky outcrops, dry hillside, thickets, open and wooded savannahs, bushes and forests, swamps and lakes that will catch your mind and get to know the different plant and animal species that have not been veiled to you all along.

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