Sample Trip

2-or 3-Day Cycle Tour in Lake Mburo NP

Ride amongst wildlife close to Kampala
Budget level: Budget
When to Go
All year
2 Nights
Safari Type
Camping, Cycling
Lake Mburo National Park
Kids Min Age

Wonderful cycling safari close to Kampala, riding amongst the wildlife and sleeping in tents on a hill close to the Park with wonderful views.

Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Let’s go to Lake Mburo!
Day 2: Early morning wildlife encounters
Day 3: Exploring the savannah a last time

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 in Uganda. The park hosts many species of wildlife like: hippo’s, buffaloes, Uganda kob, waterbuck, 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.

Did we mention e-bikes are available on request?

Uganda Cycling Mbulo NP1Highlights:

  • Enjoy thrilling rides on the border of Lake Mburo National Park
  • Cycle between wildlife and through amazing nature
  • Sleep in tents close to the national park
  • Enjoy the peace and tranquillity outside of town
  • Visit and cross the equator

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – Let’s go to Lake Mburo!

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 change 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, waterbuck or a warthog. The loop will end at the accommodation where you will have dinner under the stars. Sleep with the sound of roaring hippo’s in the background. [dinner included]

Accommodation: Leopard Rest Camp
Room: Safari tent with private bathroom

Toughness: **
Technicality: **
Distance: 20-40km
Climbing meters: +200/600 m

Day 2 (only on 3-day tour) – Early morning wildlife encounters

In the morning you will have breakfast at the camp and after 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! The earlier you leave the better your chance is to end up in a herd of zebras or waterbuck. After lunch at the camp, you will have all the time to relax and enjoy the environment. Don’t feel like sitting still? Try one of our optional activities. [breakfast, lunch and dinner included]

Accommodation: Leopard Rest Camp
Room: Safari tent with private bathroom

Toughness: **
Technicality: **
Distance: 20-40km
Climbing meters: +200/600 m

Day 3 – Exploring the savannah one last time

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. Whenever you are ready our drivers can drive you back to the capital late afternoon. [breakfast and lunch included]

Accommodation: Leopard Rest Camp
Room: Safari tent with private bathroom

Toughness: **
Technicality: **
Distance: 20-40km
Climbing meters: +200/600 m


Groupsize 2-day 3-day

1 cyclist USD 670,- USD 975,-
2 cyclists USD 400,- USD 600,-
3 cyclists or more USD 350,- USD 550,-

Included 2-day tour:

  • Transport to/from Lake Mburo
  • 1 night full board accommodation
  • Bike and helmet rental for 2x days
  • English speaking guide/driver
  • 2x guided mountain bike rides

Included 3-day tour:

  • Transport to/from Lake Mburo
  • 2 nights full board accommodation
  • Bike and helmet rental for 3x days
  • English speaking guide/driver
  • 3x guided mountain bike rides

Not included:

  • Tips for staff
  • Personal health/third party/travel insurance
  • Drinks during and after meals
  • Costs for optional activities
  • Any extra meals (eg. Lunch on day 01 and dinner on last day)
  • Upgraded accommodation (single or luxury accommodation)
  • Park fees
  • Hiring a ranger (if you want to cycle inside the park)

Additional information

Optional services:

  • Upgrade to single room USD 8 pn
  • Upgrade to room with private bathroom USD 25 pp
  • Upgrade to E-bike USD 42 pppd

Optional activities:

  • Cycling tour inside National Park USD 82* pppdBoat safari USD 82* pp
  • Night safari drive USD 115* pp
  • Drive safari half day USD 115* pp
  • Visit Igongo Cultural Center USD 30 pp

* These activities include a 24-hour valid park entrance fee of USD 48 that can be used for other activities. Eg if you would do an optional activity inside the park, you will be discounted USD 48 for any extra optional activity in the park within 24 hours.

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