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3 Days Lake Mburo Birding Safari

3 Days Lake Mburo Birding Safari : A fascinating journey that takes you to one of the top birding locations in Uganda, the Lake Mburo national park, is the 3 Days Lake Mburo Birding Safari. During the nature walk, game drive, and boat ride on the safari, you will get the opportunity to see some of the more than 350 bird species and other animals that call Lake Mburo National Park home. during the birding safari you will spot different bird species such as the elusive shoebill stork, red-faced barbet, red-headed lovebird, brown chested lapwing, bare-faced go-away bird, Ross’s turaco, greenwood hoopoe, long-tailed cisticola, grey crowned crane among others and animals like giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, impala, topi, oribi, warthogs, giant forest hogs among others.

Highlights of the 3 days Lake Mburo birding safari

Day: Pick up and transfer to Lake Mburo national park

Day 2: Birding in Lake Mburo national park

Day 3: Morning game drive and departure to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 of the 3 days Lake Mburo birding safari

Arrival and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park: On the first day of the three-day Lake Mburo birding safari, depending on your arrival time, our driver-guide will pick you up from Entebbe International Airport, give you a Uganda safari orientation, and then begin the journey to Lake Mburo National Park in western Uganda. You’ll stop for lunch at the equator along the trip. During lunch, you’ll snap some pictures, shop for mementos, and then proceed to the park with many stops along the way to see different bird species. As soon as you get there, you’ll check in at the lodge, clean up, and get ready for an evening game drive during which you’ll see a variety of birds, animals, and the sunset, among other things. You will return to the lodge for dinner and sleep after the wildlife drive.

Day 2: Birding in Lake Mburo national park

Nature walk: On the second day of the three-day Lake Mburo birding safari, you will meet your birding guide after breakfast and go to the park with him or her to take part in a nature walk with an armed park guide. Following different trails in the park, such as the swamp valleys of Miriti and Warukiri, will allow you to view a variety of bird species, including the red-shouldered cuckoo shrike, white-winged tit, Nubian woodpecker, emerald-spotted wood dove, red-faced barbet, African fin foot, rufous-bellied heron, white-winged warbler, speckled mousebird, yellow-front After the nature walk, you’ll have a brief game drive to see a variety of animals grazing by the side of the road, including zebras, giraffes, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, waterbucks, impalas, warthogs, and different bird species, including the grey-crowned crane. You will go to the lodge for lunch after the wildlife drive.

After lunch, you’ll go on a breathtaking boat tour on Lake Mburo. The boat ride on the lake is scheduled and lasts for about two hours. During the cruise, you will see a variety of aquatic birds, including the elusive shoebill stork, rufous bellied heron, African fish eagle, cormorants, pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, white-backed night herons, giant kingfishers, and water thick-knees, among others. Along with seeing many of hippos and Nile crocodiles in the water, you can also see creatures like buffalo, warthogs, giraffes, and antelopes drinking water on the shoreline, admire stunning vistas, watch fisherman fish, and snap amazing pictures, among other things. Following the boat ride, you will meet your driver/guide and go through the park to the lodge for supper and the night.

Day 3: Morning game drive and departure to Kampala

3 Days Lake Mburo Birding Safari
Game drives in Lake Mburo

On the last day of the three-day Lake Mburo birding Uganda safari, after breakfast, you’ll check out of the lodge and be picked up by your driver-guide to go on a morning game drive where you can see some of the bird species and animals you might have missed. Predators like hyenas and leopards, who will be returning to their hiding places, as well as other animals along the roadside like zebras, impalas, warthogs, giraffes, oribi, topis, buffaloes, and others, may all be seen during the early game drive. After the wildlife drive, you will leave the park and begin the trip to Kampala, stopping for lunch along the way near the Equator. Following lunch, you will continue your journey and arrive in Kampala in the early evening. Your driver-guide will then drop you off at any convenient location or at Entebbe International Airport so that you can catch your flight home.

End of 3 days Lake Mburo birding safari

Inclusions of the 3 days Lake Mburo birding safari

Park entrance fees

Boat cruise fee

Nature walk

An English speaking driver guide

Full board accommodation

Pick up and drop off

Vehicle and fuel

Bottled water

Exclusions of the 3 days Lake Mburo birding safari

Air flight tickets


Optional activities not included on the itinerary

Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.

What to carry for your birding safari in Lake Mburo national park

Field guide book


A pair of binoculars

A field bag

A water bottle

A light jacket

An insect repellent and sunscreen

A hat and boots

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