Five reasons why you should stay in Lake Mburo

You are are now able to fly from Lake Mburo/Mbarara direct to Entebbe, reducing on road journeys. Lake Mburo National Park is beautiful, alive with variety, interest and colour. In the past it's been used as a road stop-over, but it deserves a stay in its own right. Here's why.

1. Horse Riding Time for a different kind of safari? A number of properties in Mburo offer horseback safaris, including Mihingo Lodge, allowing you to get much closer to warthogs, zebras, buffaloes, elands, impala and other antelope. We love this way of safariing, as you really feel part of the wild. Riding is suitable for beginners (walking) all the way up to advanced riders (trot and canter).

2. Birding on Lake Mburo Hop on a two-hour boat trip and expect to see crocodiles, buffaloes and hippos. But the real draw here is the birdlife. Photographers can drift incredibly close to countless bird species including kingfishers, weavers, African fish eagles, hammerkops and there's even a chance to see the famous Ugandan shoebill. Lake Mburo is also the best place to spot the sought-after African finfoot, with almost guaranteed sightings for those staying two days.

3. Night Safaris Lake Mburo is one of the few parks in Uganda where you can go on a night game drive inside the park. At night you’ll see a host of animals you are unlikely to see during the day, including bush pigs, genet cats and white-tailed mongoose. It’s also the best chance of spotting leopards and hyena.

4. Mountain Biking Safaris Whilst 'standard' game drives are available, for those needing to get some exercise try exploring the bush on a mountain bike. Guides are available to join you on your ride to ensure you return safely! Chances are, you will encounter warthogs, zebra, impala and other antelope, plus there's a great chance to see the newly reintroduced Rothschild's giraffes, especially as a new baby has recently joined the tower, bringing the total to 24.

5. Farm Experiences

Become a herdsman for the day on Embarara Farm Lodge, to experience the life of Uganda's treasured Ankole longhorn cattle. Follow every step of the way with this innovative farm life experience, from churning milk, grazing the cows and maybe even milk these incredible bovines.

Lake Mburo has a huge amount to offer, and the new introduced flights make the park more accessible and appealing than ever. Mburo offers excellent accommodation options, incredible wildlife and magnificent experiences in the heart of Uganda.