Tourist Activities at Lake Mburo National Park

This an incredible, little park, and the perfect place for a short wildlife Safari for those spending little time in Uganda yet still giving a Taste of the African Wilderness in Uganda. There are lots of tourist Activities at Lake Mburo National Park.

Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda is the closest Savanna Wildlife Park to Kampala.  The only Savanna Park in Western Uganda where Giraffes and Zebras roam Lake Mburo Park is the only National Park where you can hike throughout the Park, where you can take Mountain Biking and both Horseback Riding Safaris within and outside of the Park.

Lake Mburo is a whisper of the African Wild just a short distance off one of the main roads in Uganda this peaceful, tranquil park is easily accessed and yet provides a genuine taste of the African Wild. 20 % of Lake Mburo National Park is covered by lakes and wetlands swamps which is part of a greater wetland system that extends beyond the National Park – 13 lakes in all. Not only can you find lakes and wetlands but also savanna grasslands that are dotted with acacia trees, rocky ridges, forested ravines.

tourist Activities at Lake Mburo National Park

What to do in Lake Mburo National Park

Day and Night Game Drive

Take a morning game drive through the tracks of the park with an armed game ranger identifying several birds and animals like Burchell’s zebras, giraffes, buffalos, elephants, and many others. The night game drive is also taken in the company of an armed ranger in search for nocturnal animals like hyenas, bush babies, leopards.

Boat Cruise

A boat cruise is one of the popular activities in Lake Mburo National Park that unveils you to beautiful views of flora and fauna. Crocodiles, hippos and different bird species like; Narina trogon, Egrets, African fish eagle, Marabou stork, African finfoot can be seen on the lakeside as you cruise on Lake Mburo.

Bird watching

Lake Mburo National Park is one of the best birding destinations in Uganda with a variety of bird species to spot like Coqui Francolin, Black-bellied Bustard, Red-faced Barbet, Dusky Lark, Crested Barbet, Brown-chested Lapwing and others. Birds can be spotted on a nature walk, game drive or boat cruise.

Nature Walks

The guided nature walks can be taken anywhere in the park with an armed game ranger and get a close encounter with the animals. Lake Mburo National Park is the only park in Uganda that offers walking safaris within the park. The walk trails are also rich in bird species.

Horseback riding

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding at Lake Mburo

A great and unique opportunity to catch sight of animals while riding on a horse. This is the only park that offers horseback riding safaris in Uganda giving you a close moment with the animals.


One requires a fishing permit in order to participate in the fishing experience done on the different lakes in Lake Mburo National Park. Some the fish species that can be caught include; tilapia, mudfish, and lungfish.


Cycling in Lake Mburo National Park is an adventurous activity that is taken in flat areas and hilly areas of the park in the company of an armed game ranger who ensures the safety of the cyclists. The experience grants you a chance to get close to the wildlife including Burchell’s zebras, elands, impalas, hippos, elephants and you may spot some bird species as you cycle through the savannah grasslands.

Igongo cultural museum

Igongo Cultural Centre - Mbarara - The land of milk and honey

Igongo Cultural Centre – Mbarara – The land of milk and honey

Igongo cultural center is a fine museum that should be visited while on your safari at Lake Mburo National Park safari. The museum exhibits the culture of Ankole and Bakiga. There are displays in the museum showcasing the history and culture of Banyankole and Bakiga with their different ways of living, dressing, musical instruments, and agricultural practices. 

After Lake Mburo national park’s adventurous moments and experiences, there is one place in southwestern Uganda that you ought not to miss it for its most thrilling, exhilarating, and best rewarding activities Your safari to Lake Mburo National Park can be combined with a  gorilla tracking safari an adventurous experience in Bwindi impenetrable forest. Reach out to us at