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Visiting Lake Mburo national park in December

Visiting Lake Mburo national park in December is the starting period of the dry season and this is a period when most travelers visit Uganda

Visiting Lake Mburo national park in December

Visiting Lake Mburo national park in December: One of the best months to visit Lake Mburo national park is December. December is the starting period of the dry season and this is a period when most travelers visit Uganda. What makes the dry season the best period to visit Lake Mburo national park is the good weather. The season has got little or no rainfall and plenty of sunshine which most people love.

December is a good month to watch the animals of Lake Mburo national park because the vegetation is short and scattered. The game tracks are dry and easier to go through and in the end safari vehicles are able to reach most of the park areas. The weather is generally good, especially for travelers who escape winter back home.

Visiting Lake Mburo national park in December

How is Lake Mburo national park in December?

December is a dry season month meaning that Lake Mburo national park receives little rainfall and most of the days it’s plenty of sunshine. Tourists visiting Lake Mburo in December during the dry season will find good weather. Tourists coming from western countries will enjoy the weather because it’s always winter back in their homes.

During December, the roads leading to the park are very dry and passable which never affects the time taken to reach the park. The roads tend to be dusty and but it’s better than getting stuck in the mad during the rainy season. there is no dust from Kampala/Entebbe to Lyantonde however as you branch off to use Nshara gate or Sanga gate you see the dust cause roads are made not tarmacked.

The vegetation is short in December and this means that tourists will have clear views of wildlife and other attractions within the park. From the moment you enter the park, you will be able to see animals grazing and others resting till you reach your lodge.

In December, the game tracks are very dry and passable which gives tourists an opportunity to access most of the park areas. The game tracks are dry because of the little rainfall that is received within the park.

With the above being said, tourists should expect nothing but the best during their December visit to Lake Mburo national park. Weather is very good, the game tracks are dry and passable, vegetation is short and scattered with good views of attractions and lastly, the roads to the park are in good condition.

Activities to do in Lake Mburo national park during December

Game drives: Game drives in Lake Mburo national park are best done in the dry season where December falls. During December, the safari vehicles will be able to reach most of the park areas because the game tracks are dry and easier to go through. This means that tourists will be able to see most of the park’s animals and attractions.

The game drives in Lake Mburo national park give tourists an opportunity to see animals of the park such as zebras, giraffes, waterbucks, lion, cape buffaloes, spotted hyenas, impalas, topis, warthogs, bush pigs, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, reedbucks, oribis, and elands among others.

Boat cruise: In December there is little or no rainfall within Lake Mburo national park and this means that the water levels of Lake Mburo will be low. When the water levels are low it means that tourists will have clear views of aquatic animals like crocodiles and hippos. The boat cruises in Lake Mburo national park in December will therefore give you the best results.

Boat cruises on Lake Mburo are carried out in the morning and evening hours and last for 2 to 3 hours. Different boars are used but whichever you use will give you an opportunity to explore the lake. During the boat cruise, tourists have chances of meeting crocodiles, hippos, lizards, park animals, and water birds such as shoebill stork, African fish eagle, and pied kingfisher among others.

Guided nature walks: In December the walking rails are dry and easier to walk through. This means that during the guided nature walks tourists will be able to access most of the park areas and in the end, they will be able to get closer to nature. Nature walks are done on foot and when trails are dry, tourists will be able to even hike small hills. The nature walks in December will give tourists an opportunity to see animals, birds, vegetation, lakes, and surrounding areas.

Community tours: Community tours in Lake Mburo national park during December can be done by tourists that love African culture. Around the park, there are Bahima people who are cattle keepers. A local guide takes you to their community and you get to interact with the elders. Walking to any of the communities around Lake Mburo national park takes a few minutes to an hour because they are always near the lodges.

At the home of the cattle keepers, you are shown different types of cows among which include the long-horned cattle. You are taught how milking is done and if you want you can take part in the activity. You will be shown different milk products such as ghee, bongo, and much more.

Horse back riding: Organized by Mihingo Lodge Limited, horse riding is an activity enjoyed in December because the ground is dry which doesn’t affect the movement of the horse. The vegetation is short and scattered and tourists will be able to see most of the animals. Horse riding activities go through different areas of the park and participants have professional guides to help them. During horse rides, tourists see mammals, birds, and many other attractions.

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