Lake Mburo National Park

Uganda is an exotic land of vibrant nature, rooted traditions, cultural heritage, and heartwarming Ugandan Hospitality. 


Not lacking in the nature department Uganda has no shortage of natural attractions and landmarks with Lake Mburo National Park being the crown jewel of Uganda's Wildlife experiences.

About Lake Mburo National Park 


As many reserves across Africa, the park was originally gazetted in the 1930s as a controlled hunting area. It was then upgraded to a game reserve and elevated to the status of finally elevated to the status of a national park in 1983. 


These somewhat upgrades in status came at the same time as the operation bonanza massacre, a no doubt politically turbulent time in the country. 



Lake Mburo National Park is located in the Mbarara district. The park is about 240 kilometers, 3.5 hours drive, west of the famous capital Kambala. 

Best Time to Visit


The park can be visited all year round. Game viewing is perfect all year, in addition the access roads are easy. 


During the dry season, from June to September and from December to February, animal density  is higher. As they gather around water sources, especially the lake and the swamps, they become easy to spot.  You can see them everywhere as many of them visit the water holes near the lodges. 


As for the wet seasons, from November to December and from March to May, larger numbers of animals can be witnessed in the open valleys and the grazing fields as the grass blossoms. 

Wildlife in Lake Mburo




The park overall has a wide variety of African wildlife. It includes more than 68 mammals species featuring the standard animal species such as the zebra, hippopotamus, Impala, Warthog, African buffalo, topi, eland, bush buck, warthog, leopard, hyena and jackal.


There are no elephants or lions in the park, making it a perfect place for walking safaris. 


Lake Mburo National Park is the best spot in Uganda to see the leopard, especially during night game drives and safaris.




The  park has over 300 of bird species that include the rare shoebill stork, papyrus yellow warbler, African finfoot, saddle billed stork, brown chested wattled plover, carruther’s cisticola, tabora cisticola, great snipe, Abyssinian ground hornbill, African fish eagle, saddle billed stork, and white winged warbler. 


Fringing swamps in the park also have secretive papyrus specialists such as the red, black and yellow papyrus gonolek.


Mburo Safari Lodge exists in harmony with its environment. The owners are committed to conservation and preservation of both the natural surroundings and local communities, which benefit from every visit.


Although the park is one of the smallest of Uganda's savannah national Parks, the camp is more than fully equipped to receive and entertain visitors with fully equipped campgrounds and permanent tent facilities.

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