INTRODUCTION

Lake Mburo National Park is found in Western Uganda. It’s the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks at 260 square kilometers and the only park that doesn’t habitat carnivores and elephants. The park also has campgrounds and permanent tent facilities for visitors. Lake Mburo National Park is the closest to Kampala compared to all the other national parks in Uganda.

The park has a variety of wildlife such as zebras, hippopotamuses, crocodiles, impalas, warthogs and over three hundred (300) bird species and for the birding enthusiasts, this is close to paradise. It is the only place in Uganda that supports massive herds of “impalas”. Kampala city derives its name from here. Other antelopes to be seen are topi, bushbuck, common duiker, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, and Bofor reedbuck.

However, Lake Mburo National Park also had a sad history of Wildlife and humans to the extent that major animals like lions were hunted/killed to extinction but due to improved relations between the government and the local communities, animals and communities are co-existing together. Because of this many animals have been re-introduced including lions (rarely seen though) and giraffes.

  • Game drive
  • Boat ride
  • Nature walk
  • DAY 1: Arrival at Entebbe
  • DAY 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
  • DAY 3: Morning Game Drive and Boat Ride
  • DAY 4:  Depart for Entebbe

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by the StarMount Safaris driver/tour guide. He will then transfer you to your hotel. You will check in and relax.

Accommodation: Serena Hotel Entebbe (Luxury)

                                   Rosemary Courts (Mid-Range)

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 2:  Transfer to Lake Mburo National park

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning after your breakfast and commence on your journey to the National park. On arrival at Lake Mburo National Park, you will check-in at the lodge.

Accommodation: Mhingo Lodge (Luxury)

                                  Arcadia Lodges (Mid-Range)

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Game Drive and Boat Cruise

You will have an early breakfast at 06:30 a.m. and then start with your first activity of a game drive at 07:00 HRS. This is the best time of the day to see most of the wildlife. The drive will take three hours. A game drive in Lake Mburo National Park will guarantee you herds of buffaloes, zebras, impalas, birds and so much more without having to drive so much.

After the drive, you will have lunch then go for a boat cruise where we explore the wildlife on eastern banks of Lake Mburo on a two-hour boat cruise. On the cruise, we shall see crocodiles, buffaloes, and hippos as well as colorful Kingfishers, magnificent Fish Eagles, Hammerkops and their enormous nests and even the prehistoric-looking Shoebill. Thereafter retire to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mhingo Lodge (Luxury)

                                  Arcadia Lodges (Mid-Range)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:  Depart for Entebbe

You will have breakfast by 7:00 am and go for a nature walk at your own leisure time before departing from the park, a suitable activity for those who would like to view wildlife on foot. You will stroll around the park and in the Rubanga Forest which is a great opportunity to sight forest birds and mammals and walk to the top of the hill where you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of 9 of the region’s 14 lakes.

After the walk, you will have lunch and then commence on your journey to Kampala. We shall take an optional visit to the Conservation Education Centre, near Sanga Gate and also visit the craft stalls. You can take pictures of the equator monuments on either side of the road on your way back to Entebbe.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

 

No of Persons Mid-Range-(RPPS) Luxury-(RPPS)
2 $1,130 $1,800
4 $840 $1,415
6 $745 $1,285
8 $695 Nil

Tour Includes

  • Accommodation in Standard Rooms in safari lodges/camps and hotel facilities as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • On the ground transport
  • Game drives, excursions and sight-seeing activities (if any) as described above
  • Activities (if any) as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/tour guide
  • Bottled water while on safari

Tour Excludes

  • Personal expenses such travel and medical insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including water, soft drinks, luxury champagne, spirits or meals not included in the itinerary
  • Gratuity for porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide
  • Cost of obtaining Visas ($50)
  • Any optional tours and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Airfare

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are noncommissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as a confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices.
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.
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