Arcadia cottages lake Mburo National park – Located 2km from the park headquarters at Rwonyo, Arcadia Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the park on a game drive, spot crocodiles and hippos on the launch trip or really get close to nature on a guided walking safari.
There are eight self-contained cottages are arranged around a central lodge building, where guests can enjoy the tasty dishes in our restaurant or relax and take in the stunning view from our newly built raised deck. In the evenings, guests can wind down from an exciting day’s safari around our open fire, sipping on a cold drink from the bar while impala, warthog and the occasional hippo munch on the grass just yards away.
The park is open to all visitors who intend to do guided nature walking safaris and is usually conducted along with an armed park ranger guide. From Rwonyo the park center, the guided walks take you to the salt lick presumably the best places for numerous wildlife.
Safari game drives
Lake Mburo hosts 68 mammal and 350 bird species in high concentration. With a growing giraffe family and a healthy hippo population, you just might be surprised at all the wildlife this little park packs in. We highly recommend going for the optional boat ride so you don’t miss the crocodiles, and the prime bird viewing from the water. Please note that while we do not currently have a safari vehicle onsite, we can help arrange a car if you do not come with your own; this is subject to availability.
Night game drives
Lake Mburo is so far one of the best places for clients to search for nocturnal wildlife in the park such as the illusive leopard, porcupine, white tailed mongoose and not the forgetting the sounds of wild animals like hyenas, zebras, buffalos and bush babies.
Horseback riding safaris
Lake national park is the ability for one to carry out a game viewing exercise while riding a horse. The fascinating activity gives the park a distinction from the rest of the country’s national park as horse riding while viewing wildlife can only be done at lake Mburo national park The activity is done at Mihingo lodge under the guidance of trained staff in conjunction with the park rangers. The horseback ride in Lake Mburo can take 1-3 hours as you explore the beauty of the national park savannah coupled by the view of the wild game.
Fishing is yet another tourism activity carried at Lake Mburo, The lake is endowed with 6 fish species, with the most commonly caught species being tilapia. Other species include: cat fish, lung fish, tiger fish, Angara fish and barbell. The most common fishing spot at the Mburo is Mazinga, for those tourist interested I doing a fish safari have to carry their own equipment and as access permits from Uganda wildlife Authority.
One of the lodges near Lake Mburo national park is passionate about conserving the local traditions and cultures of the Bahima people. They therefore have partnered up with a local family, close to the lodge, that has opened their doors to give the guests staying at the lodge or near the lodge a small insight into the way of life of a Bahima. You will learn about how to make the local ghee while listening to some of the women talk about their traditions and the cultures. Depending on the time of the tour you may even have the opportunity to milk some of the Ankole cows.
Boat cruise on lake Mburo
Another rewarding activity one ought to look for, when they are in Lake Mburo national park is a boat cruise. The cruise on the lake equally guarantees one a view of the amazing flora and fauna at the national park alongside wildlife such as crocodiles, hippos and bird species such as African fish eagles, pelican, king fishers, herons, cormorants, rare African finfoot and hammerkops. It’s also realized that during the dry seasons, some wildlife also are frequent habitants o the water areas some of which include buffaloes and antelopes.
Another rewarding activity one ought to look for, when they are in Lake Mburo national park is a boat cruise. The cruise on the lake equally guarantees one a view of the amazing flora and fauna at the national park alongside wildlife such as crocodiles, hippos and bird species such as African fish eagles, pelican, king fishers, herons, cormorants, rare shoe bills and hammerkops. It’s also realized that during the dry seasons, some wildlife also are frequent habitants o the water areas some of which include buffaloes and antelopes.
Bicycle tours around park. It’s a unique way of adventuring the park and its confines. The bicycle rides at the park take a maximum of 1 hour and it guarantees you a view of zebras, elands, buffaloes, antelopes, bush bucks and many more.
All the bicycles 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 Great Adventure Safaris to book Arcadia cottages Lake Mburo and activities around the park.