Lake Mburo National Park

About Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is a jewel accessibly located close to the high way to western Uganda and the connecting route to all national parks located west of the country. The park is enriched with dry hillsides, rocky outcrops, bushy thickets, open and wooded savannas, forest, lakes and swamps.

The park offers great views and hosts the unique gigantic eland besides other wildlife like: impala, zebras, buffalos, oribi, defassa, water bucks, reed bucks, leopards, hyenas, warthogs, and acacia associated birds.

The park hosts five lakes which host hippos and crocodiles while the fringing swamps hide mysterious papyrus specialists like: sitatunga, antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek.

For its size the park has a record breaking population of birds counting to over 332 bird species which consist of shoebill, papyrus, yellow warbler, chested wattled plover, carrutter’s cisticola, great snipe, cisticola, tabora cisticola, Abyssinian ground horn bill, and white winged warbler acacia woodland bird species, especially well represented.

Accessibility to Lake Mburo National Park

The park is accessible on road from Entebbe International Airport and lies between Masaka and Mbarara town in western Uganda about 228kms from Kampala – about 4 hours’ drive.

Activities and areas of interest.

Lake Mburo National Park has several activities conducted on a daily basis which include: nature walks, game drives, a boat cruise on Lake Mburo where visitors get a chance to see a variety of wildlife like the crocodiles, hippos and birds like African king fisher eagles, water cormorants and many others, the horse riding activities conducted by Mihingo Lodge inside the park while quad bike rides conducted by African All-Terrain vehicles give visitors opportunities to see the great views of the parks’ terrain and wildlife.

Rwonyo Rest camp

 A centre of tourism activities in the park and the starting point of nature walks and game drives.

The Salt lick

This is one of the places of interest to explore around Rwonyo, a place frequented by wildlife for a lick. A wooden observation platform has been set up at this location to enable great viewing for visitors.

Rubanga forest 

Provides a taste of the tropical high forest with a closed canopy and is home to a variety of forest bird species on the western side of Lake Mburo National Park. 

The Conservation Education Centre

This centre is 1 km west of sanga gate and it provides accommodation and an education hall for school groups, visitors, seminars and workshops.