Tourist activities/ what to do in Lake Mburo national park : Leave alone being the smallest savanna park of all the 10 national parks in Uganda, Lake Mburo national park is one of the best savanna destinations to visit while on your short Uganda safari reason being that it is located closer to Kampala the Capital city of Uganda and as well situated near the road along Kampala- Mbarara highway which is about 3-4 hours road drive from Kampala/ Entebbe.

Lake Mburo can be visiting for as few as 2 days to watch different wildlife species that thrill within this park though taking up more day comes with a lot of things to do and a lot to spot in terms of fauna and flora.

Amongst tourist activities/ things to do in Lake Mburo national park include Game drives, Walking safari, Boat cruise, birding, community tours, spot fishing, horseback ride, cycling and many more.

Game drive: Game drive is always the best way to get in contact with several wildlife species and nature most especially in Savanna Park and Lake Mburo national park is one of those savanna parks thus game drive is always the highlight of any tourist on a Uganda safari to this small but stunning savanna park.

With the help of a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop up roof top, you will be able to enjoy sighting of plenty of grazing animals including Zebras, Bushbucks, waterbucks, Buffaloes, Elephants, Uganda kob and many more without forgetting to spot abundant of birdlife among others.

Tourist activities/ what to do in Lake Mburo national park
Game Drives in lake Mburo

Walking safaris: Lake Mburo national park for offering the best walking safari where tourist get an opportunity to feel the nature at a glance on foot. A walking safari is slightly different from game drive in that one can easily reach where a vehicle can’t reach and the feeling of stepping, touching and really feeling the nature right in your sight is memorable and unforgettable. Walking safari in Lake Mburo national park is usually done early in the morning with the help of armed rangers. This walk rewards tourists with an opportunity to watch grazing mammals and a chance to spot nocturnal animals and hunters.

Boat cruise: There are over 13 Lakes within and around Lake Mburo national park thus a boat ride is one of the must do tourist activity while on a safari to this park. Boat cruise along any of the lakes in Lake Mburo national park is best enjoyed in the afternoon hours where most of the animals are seen along the lakes such as Zebras, Buffalos, Hippos, Crocodiles and several water birds like Cormorants, King fisher, and on a lucky day, you may spot a shoebill stork.

Birding: Birding and bird watching is yet another breath taking tourist activity enjoyed in Lake Mburo national park and the park harbors more than 135 bird species of which the best spots to watch these birds include along Rwonyo camp, Rubanga forest, Warukiri valley, Miriti valley and within the savanna vegetation across the park. Some of the notable bird species in Lake Mburo national park include Nubian Woodpecker, White-headed Barbet, Rufous-bellied Heron, Ross’s Turaco, Red-faced Barbet, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Brown Parrot, Red-headed Lovebird, African Fin foot, Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike and many more. Hiring a birding guide is an added advantage as they well know the exact birding spots.

Tourist activities/ what to do in Lake Mburo national park
Birding in lake Mburo

Horseback ride: Horseback in Lake Mburo national park is managed by Mihingo Luxury lodge thus all tourists who wish to enjoy this adventure of exploring the park at the horse’s back are supposed to book their slots with Mihingo lodge. We usually do this on behalf of our clients. While on a horseback ride, you have a chance to get closer to the animals as they graze within the savanna park, chase them and enjoy the feeling of viewing other stunning attractions within Lake Mburo national park.

Cultural and community tour: Since the park thrills in western part of Uganda the pearl of Africa, it is more fascinating to participate in a community and cultural tour meeting and interacting with the Banyankore that mostly occupy the areas around the park. You will be able to meet with cattle keepers and learn about several procedures involved in milking, milk preservation, production of ghee from milk and many more.


Lake Mburo national park should be included on your travel bucket while planning your visit to Uganda the pearl of Africa. Get in touch with us today to organize your entire safari including transportation, activities, accommodations and many more.

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