Lake Mburo National Park forms the magical iconic wildlife habituation in its smallest ecological Niche in the western region of Uganda Kiruhura District, just about 30 kilometers, accessible by road, east of Mbarara town. Mburo park is a confined centre for short day group Uganda Safaris, and is a centre to most of the Uganda Parks to the western part.
Although it’s known for its small area the park is the only place best to view a recorded number of over 350 bird species including the kingfisher, papyrus, great snipe, yellow warble, white winged warbler.
As well as a number of mammals including Zebras, impalas, giraffes, Elands, buffaloes, water bucks, leopards, hippos, hyenas, topis, spotted hyena, reed bucks, olive baboons, and also a lion which has recently returned after a long period after poaching. The park has different lakes and swamps that support abundant herds of antelopes, attracts hippos and crocodiles. The park takes approximately 4 hours from Kampala the capital city of Uganda
What to Do and see in Lake Mburo National Park
The park has a number of catching activities that make our adventure a unique one full of rewarding beautiful scenic views and eye-catching activities including; Boat ride Lake Mburo National Park, Nature walk Lake Mburo National Park, Game drive Lake Mburo National Park, Birding Lake Mburo National Park, Fishing Lake Mburo National Park, Back Horse riding Lake Mburo National Park, Bicycle Ride Safaris Lake Mburo National Park, Igongo Cultural Centre Encounters
Boat ride Lake Mburo National Park:
Boat ride Lake Mburo National Park is a stunning activity that sails you over the freezing waterbody, Our visitors normally go for this enticing event in the afternoon with an experienced game ranger which starts at 3pm where you get a chance to spot out a variety of bird species including the fish eagle, shoebill, king fisher and many more. The boat gives you an experience to spot out hippos at the swamps, crocodiles as they cool their bodies in water. On your lucky day, you might get a chance to spot out situating antelope in the papyrus. Enjoy a beautifully scenery of a varied landscape full of interest, color refreshing and giving full life sight enjoy an encounter well you sight different species.
Nature walk Lake Mburo National Park:
Enjoy Guided nature walk in the only Uganda safe and recommended national park Lake Mburo National, The whole park can be accessible, spread out with an armed ranger to all corners of the jungle. With this walk, you can easily spot out a number of animals including hippos returning to the water after a night graze, hyenas going back to their dens, zebras, elands and many more.
Enjoy a nature walk as you go through the Rubanga forest which is near the park, get a chance to encounter with the primates including the white and black colobus monkey, red tailed monkeys spot out a number of bird species, tree species and many more.
Game drive Lake Mburo National Park
Game drive Lake Mburo National Park is a thrilling experience of game drive well standing a few kilometres away from the wildlife as you spot out number of animal species including Zebras, impalas, giraffes, Elands, buffaloes, water bucks, leopards, topis, spotted hyena, reed bucks, olive baboons, hippos going back to the water bodies ,and hyenas spotted going back to their den.
Birding Lake Mburo National Park:
Birding Lake Mburo National Park takes you to a home of over 350 bird species where a bird lover tourist can be delighted in to spot out a number of birds including the red faced barbet, African scops owl, saddle-billed stork, brown parrot, Ross’s Turaco, and many more.
Fishing Lake Mburo National Park
Fishing Lake Mburo National Park Lake Mburo has 5 lakes with in the park and a total of 12 lakes general where fisher men come to fish. The sports fishing is an activity visitors can also carry out fishing with the help of the lodge which can cater to prepare your fish. This can be done here as well as to obtain your sports fishing licences. There are six fish species here and Tilapia is the main fish at the lake.
Back Horse riding Lake Mburo National Park
Back Horse riding Lake Mburo National Park, this is the only park one can do a game drive on the horse back well viewing the wildlife, the horseback lasts for 2 hours riding through the serrerated savannah landscape sigthing at mburo wildlife grazing in the park. Have a chance to feel the taste of authentic mburo wildlife nearby the trail.
Bicycle Ride Safaris Lake Mburo National Park
Cycling Lake Mburo National Park is another way to discover and explore the wildlife in their habitats these are guided drives enjoy an amazing experience to spot out the antelopes, zebras, buffaloes in the flat area.
Igongo Cultural Centre Encounters
Igongo Cultural Centre is seen reflecting its beauty on the hillside just an arm outside the park, This explains the ancestral traditions, beliefs and cultural norms of the early natives the “Banyakitara” culture lining its origin in the western region.
Igongo Cultural Centre Encounters in Mburo Park offer a prominetn iconic western art describing the Uganda western Culture, meet the historical tools believed to have been used by the first inhabitants of this region, the curved drums and various equipments signal the beauty and origin of the natives.
Accommodation: lake mburo has a number of lodges which can accommodate the clients: Eagles Nest Lodge, Rwakobo Rock Hotel, Mihingo lodge, Mburo luxury tented camp, Arcadia lodge, Rwanyo rest camp.