Lake Mburo national park derives its name from Lake Mburo. The word Mburo is derived from a local word similar to the cassine tree believed to have powerful aphrodisiac effect. Lake Mburo national park is characterized by bush thickets, forested gorges, savannah woodlands, rocky ridges, acacia woodlands and swamps.

Boat Cruise on Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo national park is the nearest to the city Savannah national park in Uganda, it’s also Uganda’s smallest national park covering an area of about 260 kilometers squared but offered unique safari experiences. Lake Mburo national park is the only park with a lake in fact 20% of the park is covered by wetlands there are other 5 lakes within the park and lake Mburo is the main and the largest and the park derives its name from lake Mburo.

Launch / boat trips

The launch boat trips at the magical lake Mburo expose you to the lakes flora and fauna, the boat cruises normally take about 2 hours with spectacular views of wildlife at the lake shores and aquatic animals like crocodiles and hippos near your boat you can also have great opportunities of seeing water birds like kingfisher, fishing eagles and black crake’s.

The price of boat cruises in lake Mburo will depend on the size of the boat

Small boat

East Africans.                20,000

Foreign residents.        US$20

Foreign non residents US$20

Big boats

East Africans.                 30,000

Foreign residents.          US$30

Foreign non residents.   US$30

Lake Mburo national park is home to various animals that can be viewed on game drives some of the animals in lake Mburo national park are; Zebras, impalas. Topics, elands, crocodiles, hippopotamus, hyenas and leopards among others. There are different established gaming routes with each opening up to a unique African wilderness.

Lake Mburo national park is also a birders paradise boasting with over 310 species of birds, some of the example of birds in lake Mburo include; southern red bishop, lilac breasted roller, Abyssinian ground hornbill, brown chested wattled plover, conqui francolin, white winged warbler, red necked spur, black bellied bustard, Caruthers cisticola, blue napped moosebird, black billed barbet, flaffet larks, yellow throated long claw and  African fin foot to mention a few. Lake Mburo national park is about 4 hours drive from Kampala.

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