Horseback Riding on a Safari to Uganda in Lake Mburo National Park is considered as one of the most exceptional activity that you will not easily experience in any of the other 9 national game parks on a Uganda safari. Riding on a horse as you admire the variety, interest and the vegetation cover of Mburo is truly special.
Lake Mburo National Park covers an extensive area of wetland and is home to several species of mammals, including zebras, Elands, Buffaloes and topis. And for the bird watchers, this game park is also known for a big populace of birds comprises of the elusive shoebill, green pigeon, double toothed-barbet and harrier hawk. The exceptional landscape with rolling grassy hills and picturesque Lake shore drive has a varied mosaic of habitats: forest galleries, rich acacia tree valleys, seasonal and permanent swamps among others.
Mihingo lodge is the sole organiser of these horseback safaris in Lake Mburo. And the lodge boasts of a stable place with horses and ponies. Things to use in this activity like trail saddles, chaps, stirrups and helmets are all provided here to all the riders. A professional guide is there to ensure that you enjoy the horse ride within the game park. Riders are advised to wear long pants and strong pair of shoes for this activity.
Taking photos during this activity is tricky as your hands are needed on the reins and always destructed by the movements of the horse. Though, if you are an experienced rider, you can be sure that there are lots of photo opportunities. As you ride through the Savannah of the game park, you cannot fail to cherish the beauty and richness of this park that lies nearest from Uganda’s Capital, Kampala City. Another memorable thing with the horseback ride, there is a chance of you getting close to the animals and get to appreciate the blend between the domestic and wild.
And if you’re asking yourself whether you need any previous experience to participate in this activity, the answer is no, anyone can take part in this special activity and safety measures are taken seriously here. All the necessary equipment for horseback riding is fully stocked for both the kids and adults. The rides often range from 30 minutes to additional hours of one’s choosing. Mihingo lodge also offers extended horseback Safaris of 2-3 days.