Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is located in southwestern Uganda conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks which measures 260km2 in size and lies at an altitude of 1220m-1828m above sea level. It is the closest park to Kampala only 3 hours (228km) away from the city. It is the only park containing an entire lake and the only home of the Impala in Uganda. In spite of the small size, the park is one of the must visit Uganda safaris destination and is great for walking safaris, bird watching tours and photography tours. In this area there other 13 lakes together with Lake mburo, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp, five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders. Once covered by open savanna, this supports the healthy population of Buffalos, Wathhog ,bushpig and hippopotamus. Lake Mburo National Park now contains much woodland as there are no elephants to tame the vegetation. In the western part of the park, the savanna is interspersed with rocky ridges and forested gorges while patches of papyrus swamp and narrow bands of lush riparian woodland line many lakes. It’s a home to 350 bird species as well as zebras, impalas, elands, buffalos, orbit, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck.

Accommodation at Lake Mburo National park

  • Mihingo lodge
  • Mantana Tented camp
  • Lake Mburo safari lodge
  • Rwakobo Rock Lodge
  • Mburo Eagles Nest
  • Arcadia Cottages
  • Rwonyo Rest camp
  • Leopard Rest camp