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3 Days Lake Mburo and Source of the Nile Jinja Africa

Lake Mburo National Park located between Masaka and Mbarara, is the nearest park from kampala city of uganda Africa, it  habours several species not observed elsewhere in Uganda. It is the only place in Uganda to support a population of impala (from which Kampala city derives its name), and only one of the three protected areas countrywide where Burchells zebra occurs, the other two being the far less accessible Kidepo and Pian-Upe. Other antelopes easily seen are topi, bush buck, common duiker, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bofor reedbuck, 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.

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Day 1:Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After briefing on the safari from our company representative , transfer to Lake Mburo National Park 3.5-4hrs drive, we drive heading to southwestern Uganda. En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy yourself souvenirs. Proceed to the Equator line taken as one beautiful scenery in Africa  the pathway of the sun and take photographs. Early afternoon, arrive in Lake Mburo for a lunch in the park grounds as you marvel at the game and birds within the park. Take a game drive in the afternoon and look out for Zebras, Topis, Buffalo,Elland, Impala, Water Hogs, Water Bucks etc

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Mihingo Lodge in Lake Mburo National Park

Moderate: Achardia Safari Lodge,

Low Budget: Rwonyo Campsite Lake Mburo

Rise early for breakfast before a short drive to the Lake Mburo Rwonyo Park Headquarters. This has often been a good chance of seeing hyenas coming back to their dens, hippos walking back to the water, you will see buffalo, zebra, impala and topi and with a bit of luck maybe even a sitatunga, an antelope rarely seen living in the papyrus swamps. After your early morning activities, return the lodge for a late breakfast on the wooden decking overlooking the water hole. Before lunch you can relax at the pool, the bar area or enjoy the privacy of your room. In the afternoon you can go on a game drive to Kazuma Look-out Point with a stunning view onto 9 of the lakes surrounding this Park. On your way you will see most of the animal species occurring in Lake Mburo National Park. The walk onto Kazuma Look-out Point is steep but short and extremely rewording and should not be missed when visiting this Park.

Day 2:Transfer and overnight in 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 continue our journey to Kampala and arrive late in the evening and check in at your hotel for overnight at Accommodation options available (bed breakfast basis)
Up-market: Sheraton Kampala hotel, Serena hotel.

Moderate: Shangri-la hotel, Macknon suites hotel.

Low Budget: Mt Zion Hotel, Red Chili hideaway.

Day 3: White water rafting on the Nile and transfer to Kampala or airport.

Gorilla Safaris Uganda/Adrift Uganda  driver picks you at 7:00 AM for the drive to Jinja, Uganda's Adventure capital. You drive through sugarcane plantations, tea plantations, and Mabira Forest before you embark on the days main adventure of white water rafting. Enjoy the most thrilling white water rafting at different grade stages.

The white water rafting begins with a comprehensive briefing and the fitting of life jackets and helmets. The rafting is done on a 10 kilometres stretch of the Nile River. The first few rapids are low grade (1,2) and give clients a sense of confidence. As the river meanders through beautiful scenery, the rafts are guided into the mighty challenges of the best grade 5 rapids on the Nile. Eight major rapids are rafted plus lower graded runs to maximize the adrenaline rush of this adventure.

You return to Kampala in the evening before being transferred to Entebbe for your flight back home.

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