Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is located in Southwestern part of Uganda between the towns of Masaka and Mbarara, and it is about 260 Kilometers from Kampala Uganda’s capital and largest city and can be traveled in 3-4 hrs. The park covers over 260sqkm and it has attractive rolling hills woodlands, wetlands and open grassy valleys.
The park is a home to over 68 different mammal species; it’s the only park in Uganda where Impalas are still move freely, zebras, buffalo, leopard, various antelope species such as topi, bush buck, common duiker, bush buck, Sitatunga, water buck, oribi, klipspringer, Lake Mburo National Park is the only two parks in Uganda the other being Kidepo where you can find the Burch ell’s zebra and eland. The park also is a home to various species of birds including the rare shoebill, crested crane to mention but a few.
Activities done at the park
The park is a home to several species of animals and these can be well spotted out in the open grassland of the park. Animals like buffaloes, zebras, leopard, Burch ell’s zebra and Eland together with various species of antelopes can all be viewed during the game drive. And the guide will help in spotting and giving relative information while on game drive.
This is also an exciting activity carried on Lake Mburo, while on the boat trip, several species of wildlife can be seen such as hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, bush pig and several species of birds like the pied kingfisher, Fish Eagle, Great white Egret and Swamp flycatcher, African Darter,
Spot fishing can be arranged and those who are interested are advised to bring their fishing equipments or they can hire them at the park headquarters. Common species include Tilapia, mudfish, lung fish; Haplochromes among others can be caught.
Accommodation include Mihingo, Mantana tented Camp- luxury, Arcdia cottages-mid range, Rwonyo Tented Camp, Lake View Hotel-budget