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Lake Mburo National park

Lake Mburo National Park: is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It is home to over 350 bird species as well as Zebra, Eland, Impala, Buffalo, oribi, waterbuck, leopard, hippo, and reedbuck. Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Once covered by open savanna, Lake Mburo National Park now contains much woodland as there are no elephants to tame the vegetation. In the western part of the park, the savanna is interspersed with rocky ridges and forested gorges while patches of papyrus swamp and narrow bands of lush riparian woodland line many lakes.

 

What to do in Lake Mburo National Park

Nature walks

On an early morning guided walk you often encounter hyenas who are returning to their dens after a night of being on the prowl at the same time you will see hippos returning from grazing during the night and returning to Lake Mburo to keep cool during the day and protect their sensitive skin from the sun. On a nature walk you will also see Zebras, Giraffes, Eland, Topi and other antelopes, buffaloes, birds, butterflies. You will will take a Trail to the top of the hills and see Lake Mburo and beyond, from this vantage point where you have a great view of 9 of the regional lakes found in the area.

Wild game drives

Lake Mburo is the only park in Uganda with Eland, Impala Antelopes and Giraffes. Game drives prove to be rewarding with leopards and at time lions. Game dive through the Park allow you to see many animals and birds.

Bird watching

The park is best for water and acacia associated birds. There are different species observed at different locations and these include; the Rufous-bellied Heron, Bateleur, Coqui Francolin, Grey Crowned Crane, Black-bellied Bustard, Brown-chested Lapwing, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove and much more. Birders will find the swampy valleys of Warukiri and Miriti, and the roadsides between Rwonyo camp and the jetty to be excellent areas for birding and one may spot the rare shoebill Stork here.

Boat safaris

A boat ride on Lake Mburo gets you in touch with the flora and fauna of the Lake. Along the bank, you will see lots of animals coming to water especially during the dry season. There are hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, antelopes and zebras.

Accommodation

The park has got a lot of lodges, camps & hotels for accommodation ranging from luxury, budget and mid-range and these are available both inside and outside the park. You can book your accommodation through our company and early bookings are advised.

Luxury

  • Kijuura lodge
  • Arcadia lodge
  • Mihingo lodge
  • Mantana Tented camp

Mid-range

  • Lake Mburo safari lodge
  • Arcadia cottages

Budget

  • Mburo Eagle’s nest
  • Rwonyo rest camp
  • Rwakobo Rock lodge
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