Lake Mburo loop
Average travel speed:100km/hr
Western Uganda loop
Highlights: National Park, Boat cruise, Birdwatching, Museum, People
Day 1 Departure for Lake Mburo National Park
Departure from Kampala
Stop over at Bwama Crocodile farm at te shores of Lake Victoria in Masakas. If daring enough, you could feed the crocodiles in their ponds and even carry them. Thereafter, treat your taste buds to mouthwatering crocodile meat, a delicacy best known for hitting the taste buds right at the spot where one wants them to.
Stop over at the Equator Village in Masaka for breakfast and exploration ofthe Equator. Ready your inner soul for a legendary experience in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, not mention at zero latitude.
Resume with journey to Mbarara District.
Explore Igongo museum to feel the pulse of the rich traditional cultures of the Ankole, a cattle keeping tribe famed for their gracefulness and humour. Afterwards, behold the solar eclipse experience at the Biharwe Solar eclipse monument—there can never be a better way of witnessing how the solar eclipse unfolds, as illustrated with the aid of the sun.
Scenic drive to Lake Mburo national park
Check into accommodation/safari lodge of one’s choice
Go for an evening boat cruise of the calm lake of Lake Mburo at sun downer. Expect to come across schools of hippos, crocodiles and plenty of bird species inclusive of the famous Shoebill.
Return to safari lodge for dinner and accommodation (and camp fire-depending of the lodge we stay at)
Day 2-FortPortal + return to Kampala
Early morning guided nature walk/game drive in the park as the golden African sun rises in all its glory. Expect to see plentiful of game inclusive but not limited to zebra’s, toppis, antelopes, kobs, bush backs, water backs, warthogs, hippos, buffaloes, baboons and lots more. Also, there will be lots of impressive bird species to catch up with inclusive of the great African Eagle. If lucky, you might see the only lion in the park
Departure for Fort Portal, the Lovers capital of Uganda (180kms)
Stopover at Ruboni for a basket dying + basket weaving experience
Resume Journey to FortPortal
Arrival at FortPortal+ a right away visit to the Toro Kingdom palace and there after head for lunch in FortPortal Town. Toro kingdom is headed by King Oyo Nyimba, the youngest monarch in Africa who was crowned at 3 years of age. Though only 22 years old now, he rules a kingdom of over 5Million people known as the Batooro
Explore the crater lakes of Fort Portal and crown it all with a stop ever at kyaninga lodge
Departure for Kampala via Mubende highway
Climax of the adventure is graced with arrival at Kampala
Travel tip: Tag along with umbrella and jacket, like most parts of Uganda, lake Mburo N/P has equally started experiencing a rainy season.
Costs of adventure
Mburo national Park fees
East African resident $25
Foreign resident $35
Ugandan resident sh 10,000
Vehicle fees (entrance into park): saloon cars shs20,000 4WDs sh 30,000
Boat trips $10 per person.
Walking safaris $10 per person (resident) and $15(nonresident). On the other hand, game drives are free and do not attract any extra charge, but if a ranger is requested he will cost $20 per ranger/ guide.
In total, we shall cover a distance of approximately 610kms covering 7 districts.