4 Day lake Mburo wildlife, boat and cultural safari


Our 4 Day Lake Mburo wildlife, boat and cultural safari starts and ends in Kampala. Those in Mbarara can do the same itinerary and our drive guide will instead meet you in Mbarara. Lake Mburo National Park is recovering from the wildlife-human conflicts of the 1970-80s where some important animals like lions were killed to extinction. With efforts of Uganda wildlife Authority to restore Lake Mburo to its former glory some animals such as lions and giraffes have been restored. This trip is meant for those that would like to combine wildlife viewing, boat excursions and culture or community visits.

Travel plan

Day 01: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park for a late afternoon game drive

Day 02: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on the Lake

Day 03: Vist Rwenjeru community campsite and Igongo Cultural center

Day 04 Morning game drive/Safari walk and transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe


  • Travel to Uganda
  • This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
  • You’ll visit Lake Mburo National Park
  • Activities:Game drives, boat cruises, walking safaris and community visit
  • Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

Note the following

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 10 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Start your 4 Day Lake Mburo wildlife, boat and cultural safari

You will be picked by Embrace Africa gorilla vacation safari guide who will meet and brief you about this 4 day Lake Mburo wildlife, boat and cultural safari. You will be driven to Lake Mburo National Park passing small towns along Kampala-Mbarara road arriving in time for lunch, short relaxation and a brief evening game drive This tour provides an opportunity to stop at the Equator crossing for photography and some experiments to prove that indeed this is center of planet earth. Our 3 day lake Mburo wildlife, boat and walking safari also stops at Mpambire royal drum makers for you to see how local drums are made out of trees and animal hides and skins. Check in at your lodge, have lunch and prepare for a brief late afternoon game drive.

Day 02: Morning game drive and afternoon boat excursion

After breakfast, you driver guide will drive you to the park for a game drive or for a safari walk depending on your interests. Lake Mburo National Park has a bad history of Wildlife and humans to the extent that major animals like lions were hunted/killed to extinction but due to improved relationship between the government and the local communities, animals and communities are co-existing together. Because of this many animals have been re-introduced including lions (rarely seen though) and giraffes. A game drive in lake Mburo National Park will guarantee you herds of buffaloes, zebras, impalas, birds and so much more without driving so much. Retire to the lodge for lunch, relaxation and then an evening boat cruise on the Lake.

After lunch and short relaxation, you will be driven to the lake to meet your captain of the day who will take you for a two hour boat excursion. Lake Mburo boat cruise is an opportunity to see hippos, crocodiles, water bird such as the African fish eagle and the rare African fin foot. Many animals such as buffaloes and antelopes gather here to drink some water so an opportunity to enjoy wildlife most especial marine animals. After your boat cruise, you will retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 03: Visit Rwenjeru community campsite and Igongo cultural village

After breakfast, we will drive southwest ward towards Mbarara town to visit Rwenjeru Community Camp site. It Rwenjeru campsite, you will be welcomed by the local community who are mainly cattle keepers in the region. They will take you through what they do on a daily basis including, cattle raring, cattle watering, milking and so much more. They will tell you their famous stories about pastoralism and the famous Ankole long horned cattle. After that you will drive to Igongo cultural center popularly referred to as Igongo Cultural museum for Lunch where traditional dishes are served. After you lunch, you will tour Igongo Museum to get an explanation on the several ethnographic collections in the museum. Return to the lodge in time for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 04: Morning game drive/Safari walk and departure

After breakfast, you will be met by a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guide who will take you through briefing and then for a safari walk on foot. This activity is suitable for those who would like to stretch their legs and view wildlife on foot.  At the moment, it’s only in Lake Mburo where you can do safari on foot. You will get an opportunity to see what you could have seen on any game drive except that this time around you will do it on foot. Check out of the lodge and drive back to Kampala with lunch served en route marking the end of your 4 day wildlife, boat and cultural safari.

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