Tourist Activities in Lake Mburo National Park
With it count of birds, Lake Mburo National Park offers rewarding birding opportunities. Birding is ideally done along the valley swamps of Miriti and Warukiri not forgetting along the road that connects Rwonyo camp and the jetty. The viewing platforms exist in Miriti valley, the salt lick, and Rubanga forest. Birders can encounter bird species like; Rufous-bellied Heron, Coqui Francolin, Bateleur, Grey Crowned Crane, Brown-chested Lapwing, Black-bellied Bustard, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Red-headed Lovebird, Brown Parrot, Ross’s Turaco, Green Wood-hoopoe, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Common Scimitarbill, Red-faced Barbet, White-headed Barbet, Nubian Woodpecker, Long-tailed Cisticola, Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Finfoot and White-winged Tit among others. There is also an opportunity to encounter Red Faced Barbet which only exists in Lake Mbro National Park.
Game drives. With its range of game, Lake Mburo offers impressive wild game viewing on the game drive activity. The game drives are carried out along the park tracks like the Zebra track, the Kazuma track, Kigambira loop and the Lake side track. The game drive offers impressive sights of zebra, impala, eland, waterbuck, warthog, topi, bushbuck, oribi, Klipspringers, bush duikers among other wildlife. The game drives are best done in the morning at 6:30am local time and in the evening at 4:30pm. The drives can also be done at night.
The Upmarket Mihingo lodge offers amazing horseback safari experience. the horse back activity is carried out in the 4km Warukiri valley and offers chances of getting closer to animals than when in vehicle or on foot. The horse back safari range from half an hour to three days thus giving you a range of options to choose from.
This is conducted in the company of a ranger and enables Uganda safari undertakers to explore the park on foot. The nature walks take you to the salt lick where animals tend to converge to lick salt from the salty rocks, other walks stretch to the west of the lake lasting 2 hours commencing at 7am to offer you opportunities of spotting hyenas getting back to their dens and Hippos retreating to the Lake. There are also hikes through the woodland with opportunity to view forest birds and mammals, the Kazuma hill walk is considered the best with great scenic views of the park and its offerings in terms of the five lakes that are shared by the park, the wildlife that tend to graze on the lower layers of the hill and the setting of the savannah woodland across the hills and protruding ancient Precambrian rocks. A walk in Rubanga Forest can also be arranged fo birders and forest lovers.
Lake Mburo offers an opportunity for a recreational boat cruise. The boat cruise activity takes two hours traversing the calm water of Lake Mburo amidst sights of Hippos and range of birds that dwell closer to water shores including; African fish eagle, Hammerkops, colorful kingfishers and their interesting nests along with other fauna drinking water on the Lake Shores including; Buffalos and elands.
This activity is carried out at Mazinga where sport fishers on Uganda safari have the opportunity to do sport fishing. Remember, sport fishing is only carried out in Lake Mburo and Murchison Falls National Parks. The encounter exposes you to Tilapia along with other fish species and to embark on this activity, you need an authorization from Uganda Wildlife Authority and own fishing equipment.
The cultural encounter opens for you an opportunity for host guest interaction and exploring into the local traditions. The activity takes you the Bahima surrounding community with their beautiful Ankole long horned cattle, their art and craft including the milk platform, the traditional hut, customs and values, music dance and drama among other products. The Enyemebwa center thrives at the park boundary with the ability to offer this cultural experience.