Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is 230km and an estimated drive time of 3-4 hours from Kampala the capital of Uganda. Lake Mburo is 370km2 and located conveniently close to the Kampala – Mbarara highway, making it the ideal short safari destination and a great stop-over for safari goers headed to parks further a field like Bwindi.

This park is smallest of all the savannah national parks in Uganda. Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Lake Mburo is formed of rolling hills and open grassy valleys which are now turning into woodland because of a lack of elephants that play the vital role of keeping grasslands open by eating away shrubs and growing trees.

The park is home to rear ungulates including eland, zebra, impala, buffalo, oribi, deffassa water buck, hippopotamus, topi and reed buck as well as carnivores like the leopard and hyena. The park is also host to 350 bird species.

Lake Mburo offers walking safaris, quad bike and horseback safaris, a favourite to many visitors as they are able to view wildlife such as eland, buffalo, warthog, impala, bush buck, zebra and many others in the open.

The launch trips in this park enable you explore the wildlife rich eastern banks of Lake Mburo during the  two hour boat voyage wheref crocodiles, buffaloes, hippos as well as colourful king fishers, African fish eagles and hammerkops can be seen.

Aside from the game drives, guests have the opportunity to enjoy a walking safari with a guide in the grasslands of Lake Mburo. Hike alongside a ranger guide as he leads you to salt lick at Rwonyo, the lake’s banks, Rubanga forest and a hilltop with gorgeous lake views.

Accommodation used by Tourist Centre

  • Mihingo Lodge – Luxury
  • Lake Mburo Tented Camp – Mid-range
  • Rwakobo Lodge – Mid-range
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