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1 Day Lake Mburo Tour.
Lake Mburo national Game Park lies in the one part of Uganda covered in extensive acacia woodland, Mburo has markedly different fauna to other reserves. Lake Mburo is the best place in the country to see the gigantic eland antelope, as well as zebra, topi, impala, and several acacia-associated birds. The five lakes within the park attract hippos, crocodiles and a variety of water bird, this is the nearest wildlife national park from Kampala capital city of Uganda.
Lake Mburo National Park lies in the rain shadow between Lake Victoria and Rwenzori mountains, and receives an average of 800mm of rain a year. Being near the equator, the rainfall pattern is bimodal, with the long rains occurring from February to June and the short rains from September to December. The rains are rather erratic and unpredictable, but most rains tend to fall in April and November. The average recorded temperature is 27.5'c to 34.0'c july and August are hottest months.
Other antelopes easily seen are topi, bush buck, common duiker, oribi, Defassa water buck and reed buck, while the lake and lush fringing vegetation support healthy populations of buffalo, warthog, bush-pig and hippopotamus. Large herds of the majestic eland keep roaming the park. The sitatunga confines itself to the swampy areas of the park. Only two diurnal primates occur in Lake Mburo: the vervet monkey and olive baboon. Nocturnal calls of the spotted hyena can be heard through the night. Leopard, side-striped jackal and various smaller predators are also present, most visibly the white-tailed mongoose and three otter species resident in the lakes.
Lunch is not included on tour cost along the Lake and then embark on a boat ride along the shore. View crocodiles and lots of hippos with a variety of birds to see. This is the highlight of your trip there today.
Afterwards, we bid farewell to the parks friendly staff as we depart for Kampala. We drive through a magnificent hilly country and lush cultivation on an approximately four-hour journey.
En route we will stop at the Equator for photographs and polar-water experiment, then a local community popular for making local drums (Mpabire Village), gardens, crafts shops and fruit markets.
We will be in Kampala in the evening before for your flight back home.
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