The bird population includes 315 species of birds including the rare Shoebill stork, papyrus yellow warbler, African fin foot, saddle billed stork, brown chested wattled plover, ground hornbill, and white wing warbler. The beautiful landscape with grass hills and idyllic lake shore provides a varied mosaic of habitat with gallery forest, rich acacia valleys, seasonal and permanent swamp to support this wealth of wildlife. Within the boundary of park from where it takes its name is the lake itself Lake Mburo.
The lake is rich in diversity of animal, bird and plant species. The best way to experience the lake is on one of several boat trips conducted daily by the Uganda Wildlife Authority with a competent guide. The activity enables visitors to see crocodiles, hippos, and a many birds. Popular activities include a guided walking safari, game drives and now it is also possible to explore the park by a guided but self drive ATV (All terrain vehicles).
The Rubanga Forest: Within the park the Rubanga forest is a very small but attractive to the bird watchers. The forest though small, is a real high forest with closed canopy. There are over 40 species of birds recorded 5 of which are forest specialists and include Harrier hawk, Green pigeon, Narina trogon, Grey-backed cameroptera and double-toothed barbet.
Day 1: Depart for Lake Mburo with a stop over at the equator. Experience your weight changes as you cross from one hemisphere to another. Proceed to Lake Mburo National Park arriving in the afternoon. Depart for short game drive; expect to see Zebras, Kobs and Hippos. Enjoy an African sunset as well. Dinner and overnight (F/B).
Day 2: Early morning game drive to explore the reserve. Return to the camp for a late breakfast. In the afternoon a boat trip excursion is arranged on Lake Mburo to see hippos, crocodiles and various species of bird that may include the secretive African Finfoot. Dinner and overnight (F/B).
Day 3: Meet with your ranger guide for a 2 hour walking safari before returning to the lodge for a late breakfast. Leave for Kampala with a brief stop at Mpambire Royal drum makers where you may buy some souvenirs. Continue for your return journey to Kampala arriving late in the afternoon.
* Up market
* The Mantana Tented Camp
* Mihingo Lodge
* Arcadia cottages
* Agip Motel
* Rwonyo Campsite
* Lakeview Regency
* Hotel classic
- Access: it takes 3-4 hours drive from Kampala via Masaka.
- Prices are subject to changes due to currency fluctuations.
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