2/3-DAY MTB SAFARI AT LAKE MBURO

distance: 40-180km

1000-3500hm climbing

95% off-road

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2/3 days of riding


The Trip
Have you ever been cycling between zebra and antelopes? Well, this is your chance! Lake Mburo is a small but very beautiful national park at a 4-hour drive from Kampala. The park hosts many species of wildlife like: hippo’s, buffaloes, Uganda kob, water bock, etc.

 

The tour includes some wonderful rides on the park border where there is plenty of wildlife to be found. The tracks will offer you a thrilling ride through a truly magical landscape. The rides can be adapted to the experience and fitness level of the group, varying from beginner to advanced. Accommodation will be in safari tents on a hill with a beautiful view of the area.

Detailed itinerary

Day 01: Pick-up

Our drivers will pick you up early in the morning and take you to Lake Mburo, one of Uganda’s smallest National Parks. During the 4-hour drive you will slowly see the environment changing from a busy urban area into a green and peaceful setting. On our way you will pass the equator. There’s ample time for some pictures and a coffee and snack. You will reach your accommodation around lunchtime, which you can enjoy from a terrace with a magnificent view over the park. After lunch we will do an 20-40km ride on the borders of the park. Plenty of chances to spot wildlife like zebra’s, Ugandan kob, water bocks or a warthog. The loop will end at the accommodation where you will have diner under the stars. Sleep with the sound of roaring hippo’s on the background.

 

Toughness Distance 20-45km
Technicality Elevation 200-600hm

 

Day 02: Mountainbike ride

On the second day we will start cycling pretty early to be able to see as much wildlife as possible. Did you know that Lake Mburo also houses a family of giraffes? A group of 16 species was released in 2016 to help getting the fauna of the park back to its original state. Maybe you will spot one of these majestic animals. Today’s ride will be 20-40km and tailored made to your experience and fitness level. We can enjoy our packed lunch during the ride or make sure to be back at the camp around lunch time. There is time to relax and enjoy the sounds of nature, before we head back to Kampala. If you decide to stay another night there is an opportunity to do other activies!

 

Toughness Distance 20-45km
Technicality Elivation 200-600hm

 

Optional day 03: Last day

In the morning you will have breakfast at the camp and after that it is time for another exciting ride! If you didn’t see the animal you were looking for yesterday, today you have another try to find them! After lunch at the camp, it is time to return to Kampala.

 

Toughness Distance 20-45km
Technicality Elevation 200-600hm

Highlights

Highlights of the trip:

Enjoy thrilling ride on the border of Lake Mburo NP

Cycle through wildlife and amazing nature

Sleep in tents close to the national park

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity outside of town

Visit and cross the equator

What is included

The Lake Mburo tour includes:

2-day trip: Transport to/from Lake Mburo

2-day trip: 1 night full board accommodation in a basic room/tent with shared facilities

2-day trip: Bike and helmet rental for 2 days

2-day trip: English speaking guide/driver

2-day trip: 2 guided mountain bike rides

3-day trip: Transport to/from Lake Mburo

3-day trip: 2 night full board accommodation basic room/tent with shared facilities

3-day trip: Bike and helmet rental for 3 days

3-day trip: English speaking guide/driver

3-day trip: 3 guided mountain bike rides

What is not included

The Lake Mburo tour doesn’t include:

Tips for staff

Personal expenses

Transport to the landing site

Accommodation

Basic accommodation

Lazy camping at just 1km from the Nshara entrance gate! This amazing eco friendly place is our genious base for spending a day or more cycling amongst the zebra. And after the ride enjoy the panoramic view from the restaurant and listen to the birds, relax and refresh!

Midrange accommodation

We will stay in comfortable spacious cottages at an eco-friendly, family run hotel and restaurant nestled on a scenic outcrop at the edge of Lake Mburo National Park. Animals such as zebra, warthog, impala and bushbuck abound around the lodge and often congregate at the water hole beneath the dining area. At night the sounds of bush come to life and allow your imagination to run wild

Optional activities
Optional activities:

Cycle safari inside the park

Drive safari

Boat safari

Walk safari

Room upgrade (private facilities)

Room delux (high-end accommodation)

Visit cultural centre


Prices pp 2020

1 pax: 2-day: 1 pax USD 495,- | 3-day: USD 715,-

2 pax: 2-day: USD 295,- | 3-day: USD 439,-

3 pax or more: 2-day: USD 245,- | 3-day: USD 375,-

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Mountain bike, Weekend Trips
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