Boat cruise in Lake Mburo national park

Boat cruise in Lake Mburo national park; Lake Mburo national park is one of the smallest national parks in Uganda located in western region in Kiruhura district. Lake Mburo national park is a home of different wildlife species including buffaloes, waterbucks, oribi, duikers, bushbucks, reedbucks, bush pigs, warthogs, topi, zebras, giraffes, impalas, elands, hippos and over 350 recorded bird species including the prehistoric shoebill stork.

Boat cruise is an amazing and one of the major activities that you shouldn’t miss during your safari in Lake Mburo national park. Boat cruise in the park is done in two sessions that is the morning session which starts at around 9:00am and the afternoon session which starts at around 2:00pm and each session takes about 2 o 3 hours ride. During the boat ride which departs from Rwonyo jetty daily, you will be accompanied by an experienced park guide who will give you more information about the lake, park, help you to spot different animals like hippos and Nile crocodiles in water, enjoy views of the beautiful scenery, view buffaloes, warthog, giraffes, waterbucks among others which will be drinking water along the shores. During the boat cruise, you will also be able to view water birds like cormorants, hornbills, kingfishers, bee-eater, fish eagles, egrets, herons among others and the fishermen who will be preparing their fishing gears for nights fishing.

Best time 

Boat cruise in lake Mburo national park can be done all year round though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February because during this period there is less rainfall in the park therefore many animals will gather around the water bodies to drink water which gives you an opportunity to view different animals and take beautiful pictures.

Cost

A boat cruise in Lake Mburo national park costs 30 USD per person for foreign non residents, 25 USD per person for foreign residents, 30,000 UGX per person for East African citizens, 450,000 UGX for school children per group and 15,000 UGX school group per person.

Other activities in Lake Mburo national park

Boat cruise in Lake Mburo national park
Boat cruise in Lake Mburo national park

Apart from the boat cruise, Lake Mburo national park offers other interesting activities that travelers can engage in during the safari including game drives where you will be able to view different animals like buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, zebras, elands, reedbucks, bird watching where you will be able to spot different bird species, guided nature walks where you will be able to explore the park on foot, night game drives where you will be able to view nocturnal animals, sport fishing where you will be able to view different fish types, horseback riding where you will be able to explore the park on a horseback.

Where to stay in Lake Mburo national park

Lake Mburo national park has a number of accommodation facilities ranging from budget, midrange and luxury where you will stay during your safari including Mihingo Lodge, Rwakobo Rock Lodge, Lake Mburo Safari Lodge, Mpogo Safari Lodge, Leopard Rest Camp, Arcadia Lodge, Rwonyo Rest Camp, Mantana Tented Camp, Kigambira Safari Lodge, Mburo Eagles Nest, Hyena Hill Lodge, Emburara Farm Lodge among others.

How to get to Lake Mburo national park

Lake Mburo national park is located in western part of Uganda and can be accessed by road transport means where you will drive from Kampala via Masaka to the park headquarters which takes about 3 to 4 hours’ drive in a safari vehicle.

Lake Mburo national park can also be accessed by air transport means where you will book domestic flights with Aero link Uganda or Bar Aviation from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Mbarara airstrip and then connect to the park headquarters by road.

Boat cruise is an exciting activity that can be combined with gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park. For more information about the boat cruise in Lake Mburo national park, you can reach out to us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website for various safari packages.

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