Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park

With a size of 260 square km, Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda is situated near Mbarara district and forms Uganda Wildlife   tours and safaris destination best for tourists amazing wild game walks amidst chanting and grazing wild animals and this can be done here in the whole Uganda. Lake Mburo National Park lies in the one part of Uganda and unlike any reserve in Uganda,   Lake Mburo National Park is home to remarkably different fauna  . it is uganda’s prime tour and safari destination for one to be able to see, zebras, gigantic eland, antelopes, Topis, Impalas, and buffaloes. Its unique acacia –associated bird species population includes the rare shoebill stock. Its sculptured landscape with rolling grassy hills and beautiful lake shores harbours forest galleries, rich acacia tree valleys, seasonal and permanent swamps a combination of which supports a great attraction of different species.

One can have a great safari or tour in this park because it is home to hippos, crocodiles and a variety of waterbirds and its fringing swamps are a hide out for selective papyrus animal species such as the sitatunga antelope plus red/black and papyrus gonolek. In spite of being the smallest of uganda’s savannah National Parks, its mosaic habitat: dry hillside, rocky outcrops, bushes, thickets, open and wooded savannah’s, forests. Mburo gives a lasting impression or adventure to all tourists that visit it.

It’s about 3.5 hours drive from Kampala, the park is accessed from the Masaka –Mbarara road; turn left to Nshara gate (13 km s past lyantonde) which brings you through Sanga gate, both junctions have clearly have clearly signposts, it is about 13 kms from Sanga trading centre to sanga gate and 8kms from the main road to Nshara gate. It’s an Ideal Uganda safari destination for short tours and excursions. It’s about 20 minutes drive from either gates to Rwonyo park headquarters.

TOUR ACTIVITIES IN THE PARK

GAME DRIVES

The park is famous Uganda tour destination for it is rich in biodiversity and has about 68 different species of mammals. The common ones being the herbivores, zebras, Impalas, Buffaloes, Topis and Elands, Giraffes, rarely seen are the Leopards, roan antelopes, hyenas and jackals, pangolins, these can be viewed when you undertake a game dive in the park.

BIRDING

Lake Mburo National Park is a magnificent birding safari destination on top of her large mammals, she has a variety of colourful birds, for many bird lovers, birds are 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 finfoot, saddle billed stork, brown chested wattled plover papyrus yellow warbler, olea species and Boscia, Abyssinian ground hornbill and white winged warbler, curruther’s cisticola, tab

As common species become familiar, one will begin to notice smaller ,less spectacular birds. Real experts seem to get most excited by the little brown birds. The park has open water birds, Lake shore  papyrus  swamp birds, seasonal swamp birds, woodland birds and forest birds. Some of the birds include Darter, yellow billed duck, long-tailed cormorant, white winged black tern and Greater cormorant.

Lake Mburo   is blessed with a diversity of animal and plant species that can only be viewed if you take a boat cruise, the boat cruise here takes two hours and there are many chances of viewing many  birds species  and animals  ,Among the animals that one can be able to view we have crocodiles, Hippos, antelope to mention but a few.

Nature walks

can also be carried out in this park. The nature trails offer the visitor a chance to admire unique nature insights. In the company of an armed guide, visitors have the opportunity to walk in the circuit  at their personal pace. comprehensive information about this trail is fully given to you in form of a brochure in English.

Fishing

is another activity that visitors can undertake while in Lake Mburo National Park. With about 6 species of fish,the common one being tilapia (oreochromis leucostictuss) Lake Mburo is a dream spot for tourists interested in fishing, visitors planning to have sport fishing safaris on this lake should have their own fishing equipments and fish 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.