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Lake Mburo National Park is a famous smallest savannah national park. It covers an area of about 370 square kilometers located along Mbarara-Masaka road thus it covers the districts like Kiruhura and Lyantonde in the western Uganda. The park is close to Entebbe Airport and near to Kampala city, thus it can be explored on a self drive safari in Uganda. Lake Mburo national park is exalted with distinctive wildlife that can’t be found in other parks of the country, the landscape of this park is comprises of many seasonal and permanent swamps, open savannah grasslands and acacia tree valleys.

Wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park

It is important note that lake Mburo National Park is home stunning unique wildlife species namely; the Elands, impala antelopes, the Burchell’s Zebras, Rothschild giraffes to mention but a few. In Lake Mburo national park, there are over 68 beautiful mammal species, approximately over 315 colorful bird species including the rare African Fin Foot and the shoebill stork among other species.

Lake Mburo National park

Attractions in Lake Mburo National Park

  • Lake Mburo
  • Rubanga forest
  • Salt licks at Runyo
  • Kigarama Hill tops
  • Mazinga fishing spot
  • Horse riding

Activities in Lake Mburo national park

Bird Watching

The park comprises of about 310 bird species thus giving a chance to a rewarding bird watching adventure to all birders on a Uganda Safari. Birding in Lake Mburo national park is best done in places like salt licks, Rubanga forest, swampy valleys and many others. Lake Mburo is a popular site to see the rare shoebill stork and many other species like black-bellied bustard, coqui francolin, grey crowned crane, brown chested lapwing, Rufus-bellied and many more.

Boat cruise on Lake Mburo

Boat cruise is experienced on the shores of Lake Mburo. It offers offers you an opportunity to clearly see many breathtaking wildlife species at the shores, like; Hippos, Buffaloes, crocodiles plus many colorful bird species including the rare shoebill stork and other bird species like Harmmerkop, fish eagle, kingfisher to mention but a few. The cruise takes about 2 hours and offers a clear insight about the park’s beauty.

Horse riding experience

The park is one of the best places for horse riding adventure and the only national park in the Uganda, you can clearly view wildlife on the horseback ride. The horseback ride experience takes you close to the park’s special wildlife namely; Impalas, Zebras, Waterbucks, Duikers, Rothschild, bush buck among others. Horse riding in Lake Mburo is very safe because one rarely finds dangerous animals like lions and leopards that would threaten a tourist’s life.

Sport Fishing

If you are really looking for a great place to have an adventurous sport fishing,Lake Mburo national park has your back on this. Grab a very gorgeous opportunity to catch over six fish species but the commonly caught is Tilapia. Actually there are very many places to enjoy this sport but Lake Mburo and Mazinga fishing spot will definitely reach your expectations and you will really have fun

Game Drive Experience 

Game drive experience is must do activity when you rent a car to Lake Mburo National Park. You get chance explore the park and groove on the mesmerizing landscape well-endowed with amazing natural land forms like; grassy hillsides, exceptional wetlands, acacia woodlands and rock outcrops. With 4×4 safari vehicle also having a popup roof one gets a chance to draw close to the unique wonderful wildlife in the park, you also get to see many animals and birds from a distance in the open savannah like Elands, Impalas, Zebras, Giraffes and many more. Game drives in this particular park is planned to allow one see even shy animals that always hide away. In Lake Mburo national park you can delight in both morning and night game drive, you will be able to spot nocturnal animals like hyenas, leopard among others.

Hiking and guided Natural Walks

Definitely of you are a nature lover, you can deliberately choose to physically experience many attractions in different locations such as; Rubanga forest, salt licks at Rwonyo located at the banks of Lake Mburo and many more. This exploration with a professional guide will allow you to have a great adventure with a sight of various colorful birds, the unusual wildlife and also listen to the sounds of nature.

How to get to Lake Mburo national park

Lake Mburo National Park is found along Mbarara- Masaka road. Please take note that this park is near Kampala the capital city of Uganda. The park can be accessed by road and from Kampala or Entebbe airport it’s about 2 to 3 hours’ drive including the stop over points.

4×4 car hire safari to Lake Mburo National Park

Would you love to have a great adventure to Lake Mburo national park and u want to take a drive on your own? The place is very safe therefore no worries. You can kindly contact our reservation team to help you book a self-drive 4×4 safari car that is ideal for your tour to Lake Mburo National Park.  Our 4×4 car hire fleet has been tested on the road, very strong to manage the tough terrain of the park. We argue you book in time and grab an opportunity to book your favorite vehicle at the available discount. You can contact our travel experts on info@kampalacarrentalservices.com or call us now +256-758540071 / +256-200902144 to speak with the reservations team.

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