Lake Mburo National Park covers 260 km; it is situated in Mbarara District, with an altitude range from 1220 meters to 1828 meters above sea level. The park is named after the Lake (Lake Mburo) which lies in this territory.
Species found in Lake Mburo National Park
This little park hosts a variety of animals, that is to say, 68 mammal species, including a large number of impalas, antelope the origin of “Kampala’s” name, Uganda kobs, zebras, Ankole cattle, Cape Buffaloes, Topis, Leopards, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, warthogs, oribi, bushbucks, duikers. There are 315 bird species, including red-faced barbet, crested crane, shoebill and papyrus yellow warbler. The vegetation is dominated by an open Savannah of Acacia trees, Olea and Boscia.
Activities in the National Park
The famous boat on Lake Mburo, to see crocodiles, hippos, cormorants, fish eagle, pelicans, herons and many bird species. Game drives along the park to see the animals the Impala, Zebra, Kazuma or Lakeside tracks). Nature walk-foot safaris and bird watching, Horse biking, cycling and visit to communities and cultural sites like the Igongo cultural center which provide good stopovers to tourists.
Accessibility to Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park lies between the towns of Masaka and Mbarara in western Uganda, 228 km from Kampala – about a 3½ hrs drive. Two gates enter the park from the Mbarara road. Approaching Kampala, the turning to Nshara gate is 13 km past Lyantonde. The junction for Sanga gate is at Sanga trading center, 27 km past Lyantonde. Both junctions are clearly signposted. It is about a 20-minute drive from either gate to Rwonyo.
Accommodation facilities in Mburo National Park
At this park, a number of accommodation facilities are provided, and these include the Mihingo Lodge, Mantana Camp (Luxury) Mburo safari Lodge, Arcadia cottages (Mid-range) and Rwonyo tented camp, camping facilities (Budget).