Lake Mburo National Park

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In the middle of an extensive rich acacia woodland lies one of Uganda’s most spectacular and breathtaking game parks in Uganda; Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo is a gem of a park, conveniently located close to the western high way that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is a very special place with a medley of habitats ranging from dry hillsides, rocky outcrops, bushy thickets, open and wooded savannas to forest, lakes and swamps. Its sculptured landscape, rolling hills and idyllic lake shores, forest galleries, seasonal and permanent swamps and grassy valley all support a wealth of wildlife in a tropical setting.


The park is remarkably different from other parks. It’s the best park to view the gigantic eland, impala, zebras and acacia associated birds. Common mammal species include Warthogs, Buffalos, Oribi, Defassa, Water bucks, reed bucks and the eland antelopes. Leopards and Hyenas are also present and Lions have also returned to the park after years of poaching and near extinction.


The give lakes within the park attract hippos and crocodiles while fringing swamps hide secretive paprus specialists such as the sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek. The park also has an impressive bird list with 332 species recorded including Shoebill, Papyrus, Yellow warbler, African fin foot, Saddle billed stork, Brown chested wattled plover, Carrutter’s cisticola, Tabora cisticola, Great snipe, Abyssinian ground horn bill and white winged warbler, Acacia woodland bird species are especially well represented.


Though just 371sq km in size, Lake Mburo has a varied landscape full of interest and colour. The park is refreshing and full of life given its strategic location near the Kampala – Mbarara highway.

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~ Our favorite accommodations in Lake Mburo National Park ~

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Mihingo Lodge

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Rwakobo Rock

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Mantana’s Lake Mburo Safari Lodge

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Our best safaris packages in Lake Mburo National Park