Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest Savannah National Park in Uganda covering an area of about 260 square kilometers. Lake Mburo National Park Uganda is strategically situated in Western Uganda on the Masaka-Mbarara Highway, covering a distance of about 236 kilometers driving for about 5hours drive from Kampala where Uganda safaris to this park normally start from. Lake Mburo National Park is home to several mammals including the Impalas, Defassa waterbucks, elands, Oribis, Zebras, Leopards, spotted hyenas, Buffaloes, Hippos, Reedbucks, Olive baboons, Klipspringer, Giraffes and Warthogs among others and over 350 species of birds such as Bare-faced go-away, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Rufous-bellied herons, the shoebill stork, the Blue-chested lapwing, the Green wood-hoope, African scoops owls and the African finfoot among others making it suitable for Uganda birding safaris.
Quad biking safaris in Lake Mburo National Park
Quad biking safaris Uganda are not very different from other game safaris or Uganda wildlife safari game drives. The difference here is that instead of doing a game drive in your Uganda safari vehicle, you explore the park on a guided self-drive wildlife viewing drive on your quad bike.
You don’t need to have knowledge about quad biking. The All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs/Quad Bikes) used during the Lake Mburo Nationa Park safaris are easy to ride. These bikes have a Semi-Automatic Transmission ATVs with effective silencers to reduce on the noise that can scare away the wildlife. They are exceedingly wide and have low-pressure tyres to exert less impact on the trails/paths.
During your adventure, you will be able to spot several wildlife species within a close proximity than it is with game drives. The trails transverse the acacia forest offering tourists a view of the wildlife within the forest, go through the valley where you will encounter large herds of animals grazing in the vast Savannah plains. The activity is conducted at your own pace, and you can even stop to any point and time along the trail to take photographs.
Each tour of the Quad Biking safari begins with getting your kits ready that include overalls, helmets, goggles/sunglasses, bandana and closed shoes or rubber boots. Before venturing into the Park, briefing is conducted from Rwonyo Park Headquarters-entailing the dos and don’ts of the activity. Travelers are told the rules about the park, including the Uganda wildlife Authority rule, no going off-track or on over speeding.
It is a game drive that allows tourists to venture into the wilderness to experience remarkable sights and sounds of the wildlife and birds, to feel what it means to experience African wilderness without windows like it is for game drives with vehicles
The most common Quad biking trails include the following;
Ankole Trail Guided Quad Biking Safari,
This is a spectacular trail that takes about 3 hours – game viewing drive on the western shores and up to the Kagarami Look out then on to the Ankole Cultural Centre and out through plantations and farms. It offers an opportunity to visit beautiful, sacred sites of the Ankole Tribe.
Eland guided quad biking trail
Riding along this trail lasts up to 2 hours. As part of your adventure, you will wander around the acacia forest of Lake Mburo National Park and rewards tourists with sights of Topis, the zebras, waterbucks, elands, warthogs and Impalas among others.
Ruroko guided Quad biking trail
An adventure ride on this trail lasts up to 4 hours and is the most adventurous of all the Quad biking trails in Lake Mburo National Park and passes through the Open deep valleys, the Ruroko Kopje and through the Lakeside track.
Ruroko Track Guided quad biking Safari
Enjoy a ride of about 4 hours on this trail riding through open valleys and over difficult sections of the park tracks, stopping off at Ruroko Kopje, finally returning via the Lakeside Track.