Are You planning a road trip in Lake Mburo national park? It is important to note that, surprising, the park is the smallest savannah national park in Uganda. It is located along the Masaka – Mbarara Highway and it is close to Kampala capital city. Lake Mburo occupies an area of about 370 square kilometers covering all the five lakes. It is dominated by an exceptional landscape that comprises of abundant Acacia tree valleys, open savannah grasslands, seasonal and permanent wetlands. The park is famously known for harboring unique wildlife that is not easy to spot else where in other protected areas of the country.
Lake Mburo harbors about 68 mammals and over 315 bird species including the rare shoebill stork. Wildlife in the park include; the Impala antelopes, waterbucks, bushbucks, Duikers, Elands, Rothchild Giraffes, Burchell’s Zebras, African buffaloes among others.
Historically, in the 1963, the park was gazzated as a game reserve but remained a grazing and hunting ground of the Bahima/ Banyankole. By 1983, it was upgraded as national park and the Banyankole people were forced out of the area. Unfortunately, they never embraced Obote government and the rules protected area, thus they revenged by killing many animals and cultivate part of the reserve. However, when NRM government came power, it re-gazzated the national park and renamed the smallest savannah national park in the Pearl of Africa.
How to get to Lake Mburo national park
As earlier mentioned, Lake Mburo national park is the western region of Uganda along the Masaka and Mbarara road that connects Kampala capital city to other amazing national parks. The park can be accessed by road from either Kampala or Entebbe using a 4×4 safari vehicle. A self drive road trip from Kampala to the park takes you about 4 hours drive including the stop over points covering a distance of about 240 kilometers. For travelers coming from Mbarara town, the park is located about 30 kilometers.
Attractions and activities in Lake Mburo National Park
- Horse riding
- The Salt Lick
- Night and Day game drives
- Birding experience
- Nature walk and hiking
- Boat cruise
- Cultural Encounter
- Quad Biking
In case you are planning a road trip to Lake Mburo National park and you are looking for a private transportation. You can book a car on either a self drive offer or chauffeur driven vehicle with an exceptional driver guide. For bookings and inquiry, simply fill in this short contact form or send an email to email@example.com or call us now on +256-702838696 / +256-708234114 / +256-772424754 to talk to the reservations personnel