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Lake Mburo National Park

Welcome to Lake Mburo National Park popularly known as the Pearl of Africa’s smallest savannah safari park. It occupies an area of about 370 square kilometers located along Mbarara-Masaka road thus it covers the districts like Kiruhura and Lyantonde in the western Uganda. This national park is near Entebbe International Airport and Kampala capital city therefore it can be explored on an excursion road trip. Lake Mburo national park is exalted with distinctive wildlife that can’t be found in other parks of the country, the landscape of this park is comprises of many seasonal and permanent swamps, open savannah grasslands and acacia tree valleys.

Historically, Lake Mburo was a hunting and grazing area for the neighboring communities (The Bahima) before it was officiated a game reserve in 1963, and by 1983, lake Mburo was upgraded to a national park thus the Banyakore-Bahima were forcefully evicted out of this place which did not please them due to the fact that they disliked Obote’s government with its rules, therefore they decided to revenge by killing many animals and also cultivated the land with resentment of Obote’s government. Luckily, the NRM government came to power in 1986, it re-gazette the park and finally declared it as the smallest savannah park in the Pearl of Africa.

Wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park

It is very crucial to point out that this park is made up of special wildlife including; the Elands, impala antelopes, the Burchell’s Zebras, Rothschild giraffes to mention but a few. In Lake Mburo national park, there are over 68 beautiful mammal species, approximately over 315 colorful bird species including the rare African Fin Foot and the shoebill stork among other species.

Places of attraction in Lake Mburo national park

  • Lake Mburo
  • Rubanga forest
  • Salt licks at Runyo
  • Kigarama Hill tops
  • Mazinga fishing spot
  • Horse riding

Activities in Lake Mburo national park

Birding experience

The park comprises of about 310 bird species thus giving a chance to a rewarding bird watching adventure to all birders on a Uganda Safari. Birding in Lake Mburo national park is best done in places like salt licks, Rubanga forest, swampy valleys and many others. Lake Mburo is a popular site to see the rare shoebill stork and many other species like black-bellied bustard, coqui francolin, grey crowned crane, brown chested lapwing, Rufus-bellied and many more.

Boat launch cruise

Boat cruise is done on the eastern bank of Lake Mburo and it also gives you an opportunity toclearly view many wildlife at the shores, like; Hippos, Buffaloes, crocodiles and a large number of bird species like Hammerkops, the rare shoebill stork, fish eagle, kingfisher to mention but a few. The cruise takes about 2 hours and offers a clear insight about the park’s beauty

Sport Fishing.

If you are really looking for a great place to have an adventurous sport fishing,Lake Mburo national park has your back on this. Grab a very gorgeous opportunity to catch over six fish species but the commonly caught is Tilapia. Actually there are very many places to enjoy this sport but Lake Mburo and Mazinga fishing spot will definitely reach your expectations and you will really have fun.

Horse riding experience

It is paramount to point out that Lake Mburo national park is the best place for horse riding adventure and the only national park in the Pearl of Africa where one can clearly view wildlifeon the horseback ride. This moment while on the horseback ride gives one enthusiasm to draw close to the park’s special wildlife such as; Impalas, Zebras, Waterbucks, Duikers, Rothschild, bushbucksamong others. Horse riding in Lake Mburo is very safe because one rarely finds dangerous animals like lions and leopards that would threaten a tourist’s life.

Game drive experience

In the game drive experience, Lake Mburo gives one an opportunity to view as exploring the landscape well-endowed with amazing natural land forms like; grassy hillsides, exceptional wetlands, acacia woodlands and rock outcrops. With 4×4 safari vehicle also having a popup roof one gets a chance to draw close to the unique wonderful wildlife in the park, you also get to see many animals and birds from a distance in the open savannah like Elands, Impalas, Zebras, Giraffesand many more. Game drives in this particular park is planned to allow one see even shy animals that always hide away. In Lake Mburo national park you can delight in both morning and night game drive, you will be able to spot nocturnal animals like hyenas, leopard among others.

Hiking and guided nature walks

Lake Mburo national park gives one an opportunity to physically explore many locations such as; Rubanga forest, salt licks at rwonyo located at the banks of Lake Mburo and many more. This exploration with a professional guide will allow you toa have a great adventure with a sight of various colorful birds, the unusual wildlife and also listen to the sounds of nature.

How to get to Lake Mburo national park

As mentioned earlier, Lake Mburo national park is located along Mbarara- Masaka road. It should be noted that this park is near Kampala the capital city of Uganda. The park can be accessed by road and from Kampala or Entebbe airport it’s about 2 to 3 hours’ drive including the stop over points.

Would you love to have a great adventure to Lake Mburo national park and u want to take a drive on your own? The place is very safe therefore no worries. You can kindly contact our reservation team to help you book a self-drive 4×4 vehicle because it is so strong that it can even manage the tough terrain of the park. We also provide 4WD safari vehicle fleet which can be customized to meet your safari need. You can please book in time so that you have a chance to pick your desirable option. For more information and inquiries, simply send us an inquiry info@exceptionalugandagorillasafaris.com or call us directly on +256-775630809 or 0784912876 speak to our customer care personnel.


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