Lake Mburo National Park is situated in the south western part of Uganda; it’s the country’s smallest national park covering an area of about 260 kilometers squared. The park is characterized by acacia woodlands, Savannah grasslands, swamps and lakes.
Lake Mburo National Park boasts with over 350 species of birds and 68 mammal species. Lake Mburo national park is a must visit on your way to or from the Ugandan western national parks.
Gates of lake Mburo
Lake Mburo national park has got two main gates that can be seen below:
The Sanga gate can be accessed from Sanga trading center, it’s about 24 kilometers from the twin center.
The Nshara gate of Lake Mburo is about 8 kilometers from the main road its also not far from the parks headquarters. Lake Mburo national park is gifted with various wildlife species, tourists can take game drives in the park and view animals such as; zebras, impalas, leopards, jackals, hyenas, buffalos, elands, topis, waterbucks, bush bucks, reed bucks, bush duikers and many more.
Lake Mburo national park is also birders paradise, the park boasts with over 351 bird species some of the examples of birds on Lake Mburo national park are; yellow papyrus gonolek, brown chested wattled plover, tabora cisticola, African fin foot, saddle billed stork, rare shoebill stork and many others.
Lake Mburo national park is an ideal place to stop over for relaxation when coming back from hectic gorilla trekking or wildlife watching in the far western national parks. Tourists can take boat cruises on the striking lake Mburo and view a lot of aquatic birds and animals. Lake Mburo national park is also a good place for recreational activities like fishing, tourists must come with their own fishing gears, obtain a fishing permit and hire a fishing guide and also make sure that fishing g is done in the restricted areas.
This park is one of Uganda’s safari destinations where tourists can explore wildlife on a horse back other than in a car, this is so unique as you intermingle with zebras impalas and other wildlife horse riding safaris are also organized during night time where you will ride to a picnic sight and have you dinner in the Bush.
The park park is about 228 kilometers from Kampala the capital of Uganda, this will take about 3-4 hours drive to get to the park depending on the weather conditions. Lake Mburo national park can be visited all year round but the best time in the dry season from June to September when the trails and not muddy and slippery and the roads are accessible. Lake Mburo national park has got diverse accommodation units ranging from budget, mid range and luxurious accommodation sectors where to sleep will always depend on the tourist’s budget and choice.