Perched on a lofty hill overlooking Lake Mburo National Park, Eagle’s Nest Budget Safari Lodge offers a unique African canvas experience that’s truly unparalleled. Not only does it boast one of the most spectacular views in Uganda, but it also provides a genuine sense of African adventure.
Each safari tent comes complete with its own private veranda, providing uninterrupted vistas of the park. The bathrooms offer an authentic bush experience: we fill the shower upon your request, and the toilet features an innovative eco-friendly design. For dinner, we prepare sumptuous meals over a woodfire using traditional African potjies, allowing you to savor the real essence of Africa.
Lake Mburo National Park welcomes all visitors to embark on guided nature walking safaris, accompanied by an armed park ranger guide. Starting from Rwonyo, the park center, these guided walks lead you to the salt lick, one of the prime locations for observing diverse wildlife.
Lake Mburo is home to 68 mammal species and an astounding 350 bird species, all thriving in high concentration. With a growing giraffe population and a thriving hippo community, you’ll be astonished by the wealth of wildlife in this compact park. We highly recommend the optional boat ride to catch sight of the crocodiles and experience outstanding bird watching from the water. If you don’t have your own vehicle, please note that we can assist in arranging transportation, subject to availability.
Lake Mburo stands out as one of the best places to seek out nocturnal wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive leopard, porcupine, white-tailed mongoose, and the evocative sounds of hyenas, zebras, buffaloes, and bush babies.
Lake Mburo National Park offers a unique opportunity to engage in game viewing while horseback riding. This captivating activity sets the park apart from others in the country, allowing you to witness wildlife from a different perspective. Conducted at Mihingo Lodge, the horseback ride in Lake Mburo can last from 1 to 3 hours, providing an immersive experience in the park’s savannah with stunning wildlife encounters.
Fishing enthusiasts will find joy in Lake Mburo’s waters. The lake is home to six fish species, with tilapia being the most commonly caught. Other species include catfish, lungfish, tiger fish, Angara fish, and barbell. The preferred fishing spot at Mburo is Mazinga. To embark on a fishing safari, tourists must bring their own equipment and secure access permits from the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
One of the lodges near Lake Mburo National Park is deeply committed to preserving the local traditions and cultures of the Bahima people. They have partnered with a local family near the lodge, offering guests a glimpse into the Bahima way of life. Visitors can learn about making local ghee while listening to women sharing their traditions and cultures. Depending on the tour timing, you may even have the chance to milk Ankole cows.
Don’t miss the rewarding experience of a boat cruise on Lake Mburo, where you’ll enjoy stunning views of the park’s remarkable flora and fauna. Encounter wildlife like crocodiles, hippos, and a diverse array of bird species, including African fish eagles, pelicans, kingfishers, herons, cormorants, rare African finfoots, and hammerkops. During dry seasons, you may also spot wildlife like buffaloes and antelopes frequenting the water’s edge.
Lake Mburo National Park offers incredible birdwatching opportunities, with diverse avian species to discover. While on a boat cruise, marvel at the vibrant birdlife, including African fish eagles, pelicans, kingfishers, herons, cormorants, rare shoebills, and hammerkops. Dry seasons may bring additional wildlife to the water areas, such as buffaloes and antelopes.
Explore the park and its surroundings in a unique way through bicycle tours. These guided bicycle rides offer a maximum duration of 1 hour and guarantee sightings of zebras, elands, buffaloes, antelopes, bushbucks, and more. Accompanied by experienced Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers, you’ll traverse specific areas known for the best wildlife views. While the terrain varies from hilly to sloping, the bike trails promise a remarkable adventure.
All the bicycle tours and rides are well guided by Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers, who know specific areas to venture in so as to have the best wildlife view. The few challenges encountered while on the bike trail is the nature of the terrain; some areas are hilly while others are sloppy. But all in all the the bike trails guarantees one quit an amazing experience. Contact Trek Africa Expeditions to book a game viewing trip to Lake Mburo and Eagle’s Nest Budget Safari Lodge.