Boat cruise safari on Lake Mburo national park is amazingly the closest national park to Kampala; it also doubles as the smallest national park. Situated between Masaka and Mbarara district taking approximately 5 hours’ drive time to arrive. The park covers an area of 370km² including the lakes 5 lakes, Lake Mburo national park
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.
-Advance booking is required for this boat activity.
-The park has small and big boats so the boat to be used depends on the number of passengers on board.
-The boat trip takes between 2-3 hours round trip.
-The boat activity is contacted in the morning, mid- morning and in the evening.
-If numbers of passengers are few clients will pay for maximum number for the board to depart.
-The boat cruise takes place on Lake Cruise.
-During dry season light dressing is advised.
The best time for the boat cruise in Lake Mburo national park is mid-morning cruise and the evening cruise but you can do the boat activity at any time of the day except for heavy rain period you may avoid the cruise.
What to expect from the boat cruise.
Plenty of hippos can be seen in this cruise with reasonable number of buffalos and crocodiles and incredible birdlife is seen including kingfishers and the rare African finfoot.