3 Days Lake Mburo and Lake Bunyonyi Tour
Duration: 3 days – 2 nights
Highlights: Game drives, boat cruises, Pygmy tribe
After an early breakfast depart Kampala by 6:00am to drive to Lake Mburo National Park.
Begin with the game drive and this is the only place where you will find the biggest antelope ( Eland ), Zebras and Impala’s.
Lake Mburo National Park:Introduction : Uganda's fourth National park was gazzeted in 1982.The park covers an area surface of 256km sq and it is the only park to contain an entire lake. It offers varied scenic beauty hills and valleys. Attractions :Include: Zebra, Impala, Topis, Wipsprings, Elands, Buffaloes, Hippos, Crocodiles, and a variety of bird species.
Have an early by 12:30 pm. After lunch take a 2hrs Boat cruise on Lake Mburo after which we will continue and proceed to Lake Bunyonyi.
Arrive by early evening check in to your accommodation, dinner and overnight at Bird’s Nest or Arcadia Cottages or Overland Resort.
Lake Bunyonyi As its serpentine shape might suggest, is essentially a flooded valley system, extending Northwards from the Rwanda border over a distance of 25kms through the contours of the steep hills that separate Kabale and Kisoro. It is thought to have formed about 8,000 yrs ago, as a result of a lava flow from one of the Virunga Mountains, which blocked off the Ndego River at the present –day Muko to create a natural dam. The lake has a total surface area of 60km sq, it lies at an altitude of of 1840m, known to be the deepest lake in Uganda and also the home of “otters & crayfish”. Also in its favor is the high altitude location which ensures a moderate climate and relatively low incidence of malaria and often becoming quite chilly at night. Bilharzia is reliably reported to be absent from the lake, as are crocodiles and hippos, which means that swimming is very safe. Active travelers are catered for, with canoes, kayaks and mountain bikes available for hire and enough potential excursions to keep one busy for days.
Activity: Take a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi, Visit the neighboring islands and get the history of each Island, or you can take a self guided hike to the top of the mountain or you can relax and Swim or take a self canoeing ride.
Later return to the Lodge, refreshments will be served, meal plans dinner and overnight at the Bird’s Nest or Arcadia Cottages or Overland Resort.
Day 3: Back To Kampala
Breakfast at leisure depart Lake Bunyonyi and head back to Kampala with a lunch stop at the Uganda Equator for some souvenir shopping. Arrive by early evening in Kampala and check in to your chosen accommodation.
End of Safari