Uganda Budget Safari
The 3 days Uganda budget wildlife safari is an affordable Uganda safari. This Uganda budget wildlife safari takes you to the Lake Mburo National Park.
About the Uganda Budget Wildlife Safari to Lake Mburo
It is Uganda budget wildlife safari that one is able to enjoy a walking tour experience. Animals seen on Uganda budget wildlife safari include topi, bushbuck and common duiker.
Othe animals you may also see oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bofor reedbuck. A lucky day on Uganda budget wildlife safari will have you see the Sitatunga and the elusive leopard.
Lake Mburo National Park is located 270 km west of Kampala. This Park is home to Impala and Burchell’s Zebra. The park also has wildlife that is rarely seen in other game reserve in Uganda.
Uganda Budget Wildlife Safari to Lake Mburo Highlights
The highlights of the 3 days Uganda budget wildlife safari is wildlife game viewing. While on this is a budget African wildlife safari in Uganda you will also enjoy a boat ride on the Lake Mburo.
- Boat Ride on Lake Mburo
- Game walks
- Nature Walks
- game drives
Detailed 3 Days Uganda Budget Wildlife Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival – Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park
Our Uganda safari rep will meet you at your Kampala hotel. You will be briefed on this Uganda budget wildlife safari before you leave. You will exit Kampala driving west through the Baganda Kingdom administrative seat.
You will stop at the Equator to enjoy some photo moments. This is to be kept for remembrance of the awesome times in Africa. A stop at Mbarara will be necessary for some hot lunch. You will have an opportunity to taste both local and international cuisine here. You will proceed to the Lake Mburo National Park.
Check into your Lake Mburo National Park accommodation before some short rest.
At 1600hrs you will have a game drive in the evening. You should be on the lookout for zebras, topis and buffalo. There is also eland, impala, water hogs, waterbucks in Lake Mburo.
You may also opt to enjoy a boat ride on Lake Mburo on this day. You will later return to UWA hostels for dinner and overnight.
About lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is a special place/. Every part of it is alive with variety, interest and colour. It contains an extensive area of wetland. the park also harbors several species of mammals and birds found nowhere else in Uganda.
Lake Mburo National Park has a sculptured landscape in every sense of the word. This Uganda National Park comes with rolling hills and idyllic lake shores. There is varied mosaic of habitats which include forest galleries, seasonal and permanent swamps. The park is acacia-woodland rich with grassy valleys. All these works to support a wealth of wildlife.
At 370 square km, Lake Mburo National Park is small. This is in comparison with many other East African parks. But the park compensates the size with the rich variety of habitats. They include dry hillsides, rocky outcrops, bushy thickets, open and wooded savannah.
The park also has forest, lakes and swamps, it is home to a surprising diversity of plants and animals.
Lake Mburo is the only park in Uganda with eland, impala and klipspringer. It is also home to the largest population of zebra in Uganda. They are estimated at about 5,000.
The park contains the highest concentration of leopard found anywhere in Uganda. Buffalo, waterbuck, topi and warthog are also common. Reedbuck and oribi can also be spotted in the open valleys. Hyena, genet, bush pigs and white-tailed mongoose are often seen on night game drives.
At the centre of the Park is Lake Mburo, which together with 14 other lakes in the area, forms part of a wetland system. This system is linked by a swamp some 50 km long, fed by the Ruizi River on the western side. Five lakes, of which the largest is Lake Mburo, occur within the Park's boundary.
Day 2: Game Drive – Lake Mburo National Park
You will have the whole day in Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda. The day will start with breakfast to ready you for the day. Enjoy a morning game drive that will give you the best of wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park.
Some rest and lunch will prepare you for a walking game viewing in the evening. You may opt to close the day with a boat ride on the Lake Mburo. That is if you did not have it the day before. Your dinner and overnight will be at UWA hostels.
Day 3: Game Drive and Departure – Lake Mburo – Kampala
Wake up to an early game in the Lake Mburo National Park. This game drive will give you a good chance of seeing hyenas that are coming back to their dens.
You may also see hippos walking back to the water. Keep an eye out for buffalo, zebra, impala and topi. This is to be followed by a return to the lodge for breakfast. Checking out of the lodge will put you on the road back to Kampala.
The drive will be through magnificent hilly country and lush cultivation. On arrival, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Kampala.
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3 days Uganda Budget Wildlife Safari Costs
The 3 Days Uganda Budget Wildlife Safari cost includes
- Accommodation with meals as per program
- Bottled water
- Park entrance fees
- Private safari-vehicle
- An English speaking guide
- Boat Cruise on Lake Mburo
- Game drives as per program
- Park access fees
- Government taxes
- Lots of fun and African sunshine
The 3 days Uganda Budget Wildlife Safari cost does not include
- Items of personal use
- All drinks, beverages and alcohol other than what is served at breakfast
- Deviation from the Itinerary
- Tips and porterage
What you carry for your 3 days Lake Mburo National Park Safari
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Sun Screen
- Insect Repelant
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots