Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is a small gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is just 26000 hectares making it Uganda’s smallest savannah national park.  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.

This diversity of habitats in Lake Mburo National Park allows for an incredible variety of bird life with 350 bird species recorded in the park, including flame head Barbet, Long-tailed Zitting Cisticola (Tabora), African Bins Rail, Collared Barbet, among others. Further to that you will also find zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck.

Visitors to Lake Mburo can enjoy game drives, boat trips, nature hikes across the wooded savannah and in the Rubanga forest, horseback riding and quad biking along trails, and visits to the Ankole Cultural Centre run by the local Banyankole