Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park

Travel to Lake Mburo National Park – Grasslands & Wetlands

A designated conservation area since the 1930’s, this attractive park of rolling hills and open grassy valleys, interspersed with thickets, woodlands and rich wetlands, is the only place in Uganda where impala still occur. It is also the best place to see large herds of eland (Africa’s largest antelope) and is one of only two Ugandan national parks where Burchell’s zebra still occurs.

Lake Mburo National Park lies along Mbarara Road and is within easy access of Kampala. It is ideal for a transit stop to or from the gorilla sanctuaries inBwindi or Mgahinga National Parks or Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Antelope species that may be sighted in the park include topi, bushbuck, sitatunga, common duiker, klipspringer, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bohor reedbuck.

Birdwatchers will enjoy the more than 250 species of birds found at Lake Mburo. It is probably the best place in Uganda to see acacia-associated birds. Also of special interest to birders are the swamps – the place to see six so-called papyrus endemics, including the striking papyrus gonolek and the highly localized papyrus yellow warbler (recorded nowhere else in Uganda).

In addition to a game drive, many visitors enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo, the largest of the five lakes that lie within the park boundaries. The lake and lush fringing vegetation support healthy populations of buffalo, warthog, bushpig and hippopotamus. Walking safaris can be organised by special arrangement.

Lake Mburo is 230 km from Kampala, which takes approx. 3-4 hours.

  • The only place in Uganda where impala still occur
  • Birdwatchers will enjoy the more than 250 species of birds found at Lake Mburo
  • Enjoy a leisurely boat trip on Lake Mburo


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