Lake Mburo National Park
Game Drives | Boat Cruise | Nature Walk
Eyes will bring you to dry hillsides, rocky outcrops, and bushy thickets, open and wooded savannas, forests, lakes and swamps breathe catching the entire tropical setting. Lake Mburo is a few kilometers away from the Kampala-Mbarara highway ahead of Mbarara town. The park is one of the smallest conservation areas in the country but stunningly still one of the most spectacular game park branching off as you head west of the country. At just 371sq km, the park is remarkably different from other national parks, the most appeasing place to view the gigantic eland, impala, zebras and acacia associated birds. It is still a home quite a number of other stunning mammal species like the buffalos, Defassa, water bucks, reed bucks, warthogs, name it.
The park is nearly half way a waterscape, with piquant lake shores, forest galleries, seasonal and permanent swamps and grassy valleys holding 5 lakes that attract thousands of hippos and crocodiles while fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists like the rare Sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek. The park has an impressive bird list of up to 332 species recorded. All is a true diversity of nature.
How to get there
The park is situated between the towns of Masaka and Mbarara in western Uganda, 228km (4hrs drive) away from Kampala city. There are two gateways from Mbarara road.
- Approaching from Kampala, then turning to Nshara gate is 13kms past Lyantonde.
- The junction for Sanga gate is at Sanga trading center, 27kms past Lyantonde.
A number of activities can be conduct in Lake Mburo national park, game drives topping the list, nature walks, boat cruise, quad biking and the most stunning horse riding which is conducted by Mihingo lodge inside the park.
There is quite a number of all kinds of safari lodging in and around the park that include but not limited to Eagle’s nest safari lodge, Mihingo lodge, Rwakobo Rock lodge, Mpogo lodge