Lake Mburo National Park is situated near Mbarara district and occupies an area of about 260sqkm. The wildlife Safari Park lies in the one part of Uganda that is covered in extensive acacia woodland and unlike any reserve in Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park is home to remarkably different wildlife in Uganda. It is Uganda`s prime tour and safari destination for one to see the gigantic eland antelopes, zebras, topis, impala, and buffaloes. Its unique acacia-associated bird species population includes the rare Shoebill stork. It’s sculptured landscape with rolling grassy hills and beautiful lake shores has are harbors forest galleries, rich acacia tree valleys, seasonal and permanent swamps a combination of which supports a great attraction of different wildlife species. Lake Mburo National Park is ideal for a Wildlife Safaris in Uganda. It is about 3.5 hours drive from Kampala. It is about 20 minutes drive from either gates to Rwonyo park headquarters.
Things to do in Lake Mburo National Park
Game Drives in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is a famous Uganda tour destination for it is rich in biodiversity and has about 68 different species of mammals. The common ones being the herbivores; Zebra, Impala, Buffalo, Topi, and Eland never the less,the rare slightly of Roan antelope and leopard, Hyenas and jackals as preditors.
Bird Watching in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is a magnificent birding safari destination on top of her large animals, she has a variety of colorful birds. For many bird lovers, birds are some of the most interesting creatures to watch in Mburo. This park is home for more than 315 different species of birds including; the rare shoebill stork, African fin foot, saddle billed stork, brown chested wattled plover papyrus yellow warbler, Olea species and Boscia, abyssinian ground hornbill and white winged warbler, curruther’s cisticola, tabora cisticola, great snipe and other Acacia bird species.
Boat Cruise in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is blessed with a diversity of animal and plant species that can only be clearly viewed if you take a boat cruze. To mention but a few, are crocodiles, hippopotamuses and birds like Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, cormorant, fish eagle, one may also sight the rare shoebill stork and all these are worth furnish one`s Uganda safari with pride. For any tourist, the presence of Lake Mburo within the park is a blessing with a lot to offer. The duration of each boat cruise is negotiable but it usually takes 2 hrs and arrangements for extra time can be made with management at an extra fee.
Guide Nature Walks in Lake Mburo National park
The nature trail offers the visitor a chance to admire unique nature insights. In company of an armed guide, visitors have the opportunity to walk in the circuit at their personal choice pace. Comprehensive information about this trail is fully given to you in form of a brochure in both English and Runyankole at the trek/walk start.
Conservation Education Center
The park has a conservation education center, just about 1(one) Kilometer from Sanga gate and its open to interested tourists. With a descent accommodation and a 40 people occupancy hall, this center caters for individual visitors, school groups, for tourism , seminars and workshops.
Fishing in Lake Mburo National Park
With about 6 species of fish, the common one being Tilapia, Lake Mburo is a dream spot for tourist interested in fishing. Visitors planning to have spot fishing safaris in Lake Mburo on this lake should have their own fishing equipment and fish at only the designated point at Mazinga. At the campsite a restaurant is available to ensure maximum relaxation for visitors while at the lake enjoying their fishing.
Where to Stay in Lake Mburo National Park
Mihingo Safari Lodge, the luxurious facility located within the park with high class services and facilities. A more luxury accommodation is provided at the Mantana Luxury Tented Camp. Acadia Cottages, Lake Mburo Safari Lodge, Rwakobo Lodge and Eagles Nest Mburo are also available to cater for all your needs all through in Lake Mburo National Park.