Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest savannah park in Uganda located in Kiruhura district and Nyabushozi County in western part of Uganda ankole sub region. Lake Mburo National Park is very special place with every corner of its place showing it’s magnificent and colorfully species of wildlife animals that make one appreciate God’s creation. Its cultured landscape with rolling hills and Lake Shores also contributes to the beauty of the park. There are five lakes in the middle of the park and Lake Mburo is the biggest. It is home v to over 568 species of mammals 315 species of birds and it covers the total land of 260kmsq. It is among the newest national park in Uganda being gazetted in 1982.
As you enter around to the gate of the park expect to see herdsmen grazing cattle’s which is an example of how wildlife and people can live together. Elands at Lake Mburo National Park are seen in plenty and its home of zebras and in Africa we have only three species of zebras and in Uganda with over 5000zebras putting at number on in east Africa. Impalas are only found in Lake Mburo National Park just like elands, about 20% of Lake Mburo National Park surface is covered by water and this water is from Lake Mburo were the park drives its name.
Activities to in Lake Mburo National Park
Game driving in Lake Mburo National Park
The game drive in Lake Mburo national park provides you with interesting chances to spot wildlife like zebras, impalas, elands, buffaloes, giraffes, reed backstop and many more with less chances to meet with hyenas, leopards, which gives you the authentic experience of the trip.
Boat cruise on Lake Mburo
The boat cruise on Lake Mburo provides with chance to experience wildlife mammals and reptiles that live with in or around the Lake. like hippos, crocodiles, birds like saddle billed stork, pied kingfisher and many more.
Birding and nature walks Lake Mburo National Park
This park is among the spotting birding destination in Uganda with 315 species of birds seen in this area and it provides great opportunity for birders to view species like African fint foot, saddle billed stork, African fish eagle white winged warbler, cattle egrets, pied kingfisher, African mourning dove, ring necked dove, hammer kop and many. The nature of vegetation cover of Lake Mburo National Park provides habitant for many bird species.
How to get to Lake Mburo National Park
Its 3-4 hours’ drive through Kampala-Masaka –Lyantonde and then to Kiruhura district where you can find Lake Mburo national park with over 253kmsq drive by road making it the nearest national park from Kampala the capital city of Uganda.