Published: 18 May 2013
The Lake Mburo Nationalpark has only 370 sq. km being the smallest of Uganda’s savanna National Parks. Its mosaic habitat is home to a surprising diversity of plants and animals. Some of those harboured animals are Zebras, Impalas, Buffaloes, and birds as fish eagles. Comprising bill storks which are found nowhere else in the country. Its sculptured landscape with rolling grassy hills, rocky outcrops and idyllic lakeshore has a varied combination of habitats: forest galleries, seasonal and permanent swamps, bushes thickets and rich acacia wood valleys which all support a wealth of wildlife. With our Uganda safaris and tours, you are able to see more of these attractions.
The Lake Mburo is part of a 50 km long wetland system. It has 13 lakes connected by swamps five of them are in the park.
What to do
Game drive Day Safari
Drive through the park with our experienced drivers and see some of the animals like zebras, waterbucks, red bucks and buffalos. The park is the only place in Uganda where you can find impalas and if you are lucky you may even see hyenas, a leopard or some giraffes. Actual the park habits a small group of them but this group is growing fast with many young ones. You will find all of these animals in a unique and various landscape with thickets and acacia forests. The Lake Mburo national park may be one of the smallest but it is also one of the most beautiful ones.
One of the special activities which you can do in the park is a boat cruise on one of the lakes. Have a great view of the hills around, take a close look to the swamps where you will see many small, colourful birds in the papyrus grasses, watch the majestic fish eagles in the trees or while catching fish and see some aquatic animals such as hippos. Also, you will listen to the story of the lake's origin.
Lake Mburo is the only national park where you can make a bicycle tour. It is guided by rangers and perfectly safe. The bikes are offered from the park. This gives you the opportunity to come closer to the park and the animals and have your very own sports and wildlife experience.
How to get there
Lake Mburo National Park is located 30 km east of Mbarara, the biggest city of Western Uganda. Our qualified drivers can take you the 84 km from Rukararwe and drive you around in the park if you wish so.
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