Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is located in Western Uganda. The park is situated approximately 240 kilometres (150 mi) by road west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. It takes approximately 3.5 hours to drive from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park. The park has a variety of animals such as zebras, impala, buffaloes, and over 300 bird species. At 260 km2, the park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks.
Activities in Lake Mburo National Park
The most popular activity in Lake Mburo is the motorboat trip on the lake. A journey on the lake will provide great opportunities to observe resident hippo and crocodiles. Water bird species are often too numerous for even the keenest birder to identify them all. These great wildlife experiences coupled with the stunning scenery and panoramic landscape shows off true African beauty.
The best way to explore the full extent of the park is by road, giving the best opportunity for spotting impala and zebra. Lake Mburo is the only place in Uganda to see the majestic impala and the only easily accessible place to see Burchell’s zebra. During the dry season, animals tend to congregate around the swamps and lakes; this is a remarkable photo opportunity, with a magnitude of wild African animals framed by the sparkling lakes in the background.
One of the most unique activities in Lake Mburo National Park is the guided walk. Guests are permitted to walk anywhere in the park in the company of an armed park ranger. This gives tourists the chance to absorb the wonders of the African bush outside the confines of a vehicle.
Horse Back Safari: Lake Mburo National Park is the only park in Uganda where Horse Back Safaris are offered. This experience gives you the opportunity to get close to wild animals in a way others can’t. Perfect for both experienced riders and beginners, the Hose Back Safari will get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping. Ranging from 1 hour rides to 3 day overnight Safaris, this experience is not to be missed.
Ankole Cultural Centre:
The Banyakole community surrounding Lake Mburo National Park have created the ‘Ankole Cultural Centre’ to highlight the customs and history of their kingdom. The Cultural Centre is situated just outside the park near the Sanga gate. A visit to the Centre will introduce you to the traditional culture of the area and the local way of life. Typical village houses can be visited and Ankole guides will explain their people’s history and lifestyle. Distinctive Ankole handmade crafts can be purchased as souvenirs.
Accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park:
Mihingo lodge, Rwakobo Rock lodge, Kimbla-Mantana Luxury Tented Camp and Mburo Safari lodge