Experience Game Viewing from a Horseback

Experience Game Viewing from a Horseback

2019-10-29T11:42:19+00:00

Experience Game Viewing from a Horseback – Uganda Safaris,Uganda Safari Tour,African Safari,Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda and Rwanda

Have you ever experienced game viewing safari on horseback in the wild? Try this here in Uganda the pearl of Africa with Mj Safaris Uganda at Lake Mburo National Park western Uganda. Horse safaris are an awesome way to see wildlife while riding a horse and this means you often get the chance to see the more timid animals. You will see unique  mammals in Lake Mburo national park from The Elands the largest antelope in Africa, Buffaloes, Impalas, Zebras, Giraffes, Topi, warthog, duiker, bush buck, water bucks and lots of birds. Watching animals from a horse is so peaceful and a totally different experience from being on a driven game drive.

Horse  Ridding In Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is a very special place; every part of it is alive with variety, interest and colour. It contains an extensive area of wetland and also harbors several species of mammals and birds found nowhere else in Uganda. Its sculptured landscape, with rolling hills and idyllic lake shores has a varied mosaic of habitats; forest galleries, seasonal and permanent swamps, rich acacia-woodland and grassy valleys which all support a wealth of wildlife.

At 370 square km, Lake Mburo National Park is small in comparison with many other East African parks, but with its rich variety of habitats; dry hillsides, rocky outcrops, bushy thickets, open and wooded Savannah, forest, lakes and swamps, it is home to a surprising diversity of plants and animals.

Lake Mburo is the only park in Uganda with eland, impala and klipspringer. It is also home to the largest population of zebra in Uganda estimated at about 5,000 and probably contains the highest concentration of leopard found anywhere in Uganda. Buffalo, water buck, topi and warthog are also very common. Reed buck and oribi can also be spotted in the open valleys. Hyena, genet, bush pigs and white tailed mongoose are often seen on night game drives.

At the center of the Park is Lake Mburo, which together with 14 other lakes in the area, forms part of a wetland system. This system is linked by a swamp some 50 km long, fed by the Ruizi River on the western side. Five lakes, of which the largest is Lake Mburo, occur within the Park’s boundary.

Almost a fifth of the Park’s area consists of wetlands – both seasonally flooded and permanent swamps. The various types of swamps are home to a wide variety of wetland birds, as well as the shy, rare sitatunga antelope. Lake Mburo ‘s surface and its fringing vegetation are always changing, and it is delightful to take a boat out and experience the lake’s moods and watch the numerous hippos, some crocs and an incredible amount of African fish eagles. The lake is also one of the best places to spot the rarely seen African finfoot and white backed heron amongst many other water birds. 

Horse safaris are an awesome way to see the wildlife around Mihingo Lodge in Lake Mburo national park. Without the noise of an engine you can hear so much more and you really feel part of nature. Riding a horse means you often get the chance to see the more timid animals. If you are very lucky you may see eland and buffalo. Ralph and Iddy were even lucky enough to see 2 leopards on a horse ride! However, this was a very rare sighting. You will nearly always see a mixture of warthog, topi, impala, duiker, bushbuck, waterbuck and zebra. Of course the time of year and the weather do affect the number and variety of animals that you see, as the animals graze where the grass is the most delicious.Watching animals from a horse is so peaceful and a totally different experience from being on a game drive; zebras come towards you to check out the strange relative without stripes. Even the eland that are usually very shy, look curiously at the horses without running away, but keep their distance.

 

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