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Lake Mburo National park

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About Lake Mburo National park


Lake Mburo is the smallest of Uganda's wildlife parks and very centrally located a few hours' drive from Kampala and less than one day's drive from the southwest of Uganda (home of the mountain gorillas). Lake Mburo has rich animal life with more than 315 different bird species and 68 different mammals (including impala, buffalo, leopards, hyenas, jackals, etch). Lake Mburo is also the only park in Uganda where you can find zebras.

Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders. Once covered by open savanna, Lake Mburo National Park now contains much woodland as there are no elephants to tame the vegetation. In the western part of the park, the savanna is interspersed with rocky ridges and forested gorges while patches of papyrus swamp and narrow bands of lush riparian woodland line many lakes.

Lake Mburo is one of the two parks in Uganda where Walking Safari as an activity is carried out as one is permitted to go for a bush walk with an experienced ranger as this opportunity should not be missed out. Others activities carried out in the park include; Horseback Safari an exciting way to view wildlife like eland, buffalo, warthog, topi, zebra, waterbuck, bushbuck among others, Hiking and Nature Walks as one is accompanied by a ranger guide and Sport Fishing as Lake Mburo contains around six species of fish, with tilapia being the most common. The designated fishing spot is at Mazinga.