After breakfast, drive to Mbarara town, passing through some of Africa’s most picturesque landscapes, and eventually into Ankole cattle country. These cattle are incredible with horns spanning several feet. Continue to Lake Mburo National Park, and enjoy a game drive en route to the lodge. Lake Mburo National Park is a small park, but excellent for birding, and home to a variety of antelope species and other grazers. It is one of the only places to easily see impala and zebra in Uganda. Game drives are particularly picturesque with the park’s mixture of savannah, acacia woodlands, grassy valleys, rocky outcrops, swamps, lakes and rolling hills. Herds of impala (found nowhere else in Uganda), buffalo and Burchell’s zebra, plus waterbuck and eland can be seen on game drives. Birders will enjoy the park’s 310 recorded water and dry land species. In this valley, you can also experience night drives and walks as the lodge is located within a private game reserve. It is an excellent place for walking and exploring a nearby kopje to try to spot the shy Klipspringer. The drive today is 6 to 7 hours. Arrive at Mihingo Lodge, set at the top of a kopje with amazing views out over an active waterhole and the national park.
Sadly, on day 8 it’s time to depart.
After breakfast, game drive through the park before continuing by road to Entebbe, about 5 hours. If time permits, it’s possible to stop in Kampala for shopping and lunch and the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. Drop off at airport to connect with departure flight. Breakfast, lunch.