Lake Mburo National Park Uganda

This is one of the largest five lakes that are near by the wetlands, and it accounts for only 20% of this unique lake found in western Uganda. It’s situated between the towns of Masaka and Mbarara, and it’s the only place where you can spot the impalas, antelopes as well as the Elands. There are also many herds of buffalos and Zebras with in this national park.

Lake Mburo Guide

About Lake Mburo

About Lake Mburo

History about Lake Mburo National Park This park was initially gazette in the ye

How To Get There

How To Get There

How to get to Lake Mburo National Park It’s also known that Lake Mburo will no

Hotels

Hotels

Accommodation Facilities in Lake Mburo National Park This national park has also

Safari Companies

Safari Companies

Things to Ask your Uganda safari company or tour operator to include on your tri

Top Activities & Attractions

Birding in Lake Mburo

Birding watching in Lake Mburo National Park The best spots or birding in this park include; the swa

Cultural Experience

The Cultural experience in Lake Mburo National park UCOTA is in partnership with UWA which is Lake M

Nature Guided Walks

Nature walks in Lake Mburo National Park This national park is also open to the walkers as well as t

Fishing in Lake Mburo

Fishing in Lake Mburo National park This lake has around 6 species of fish with Tilapia being the mo

Wildlife Safaris

The game drives through the park will allow you see many of the animal species as well as birds. You

Boat Cruise

This boat cruise will get you to come face to face with the flora and fauna of the lake. And along t

Visit Rubanga Forest

For the exploring Rubanga forest with a close canopy past arrangements which have to be made with Ug

The Salt Lick

You will also have a guided walk with an armed ranger towards the salt lick and then you will see th

Horseback Riding safaris

This lake is the only park in the country where one can carry out a game drive from the back of the

Igongo Cultural Center

You leave the park just 4 kilometers from Sanga gate, you will find the Igongo cultural center that

Visit The Equator

As you go to Lake Mburo, we shall have a stopover at the Equator; we shall stop and enjoy a visit to

Bicycle Tours

This is another way of adventuring Lake Mburo as well as the surrounding area. These are also well g

More so, the main story of how Lake Mburo came about is also an Ankole myth. The two brothers known as Kigarama and Mburo used to live in a big valley. One day Kigarama had a dream and he decides to tell his brother that they had to move. Mburo just ignored his brother and Kigarama decide to move up into the hills.

The Valley down flooded with water and a lake was formed which drowned Mburo. And to the present, the lake is named after him and the nearby hills are called Kigarama after his own brother. The area is also related with the cassine tree that has got powerful aphrodisiac effects. On these trees, you can see signs of bark as well as the branch removal and may be seen near the Kigambira loop crossroads. The other part of the park is well covered in acacia savannah as well as famous for associating many antelopes.

There are also five lakes in the park that always attract crocodiles, hippos, water birds as well as the swamps that harbor secretive papyrus specialists like the sitatunga antelopes, black and yellow papyrus ganalex etc.

The accommodation facilities are also available at the rwonyo park headquarters with the three campsites that are public. There is also a luxury facility that provides high quality services at Mantana Luxury tented camp and another up market place to stay in Minhingo Lodge.

This lake is also very in diversity of animals as well as plant species that can only be seen in case you take a boat cruise; the park has got over 68 mammal species. Tlake mburo hipposhe most common animal species include; impalas, zebras, buffalos, hyenas, topis, road antelopes, jackals, as well as the Eland.

The Hippopotamuses and the crocodiles and the birds including the Black crake, pelicans, cormorant, the fish eagle, and the shoebill stork are all found on this wonderful lake. More so, the duration of the boat cruise is so negotiable.

The national park has got over 313 bird species that include; the rare white winged warbler, emerald spotted wood Dove, the crested francolin, the brown parrot, barefaced go way bird, the common Francolin, the green wood hoopoe, the blue napped mouse bird, the black billed barbet, the trilling cisticola, Nubian woodpecker as well as the African grey hornbill. Around the Rwonyo camp, you might see some others species include; the red necked spur fowl, the Coqui francolin, the temminck’s coueser, the African watted lover Rufous naped as well as the yellow throated long claw as well as the southern Red Bishop.

The lake has also got 6 fish species that include; Tilapia, lung fish, mud fish as well as the Haplochromes. By using the hooks, the visitors can also spend some of their time as they catch this fish, a shade is also provided at the campsite in order to ensure the maximum relaxation for the visitors as they are at the lake. You might walk to the salt nearby as a summary of it all. There is also an observation point which is located in a wooden hide out that offers a good chance to view the 4 different species of animals at any time as they lick the salty soil. This is also done without animal conscience. The tourists might also walk to any area of your interest.

This national park is over 260 sq km as being the smallest park in Uganda, and it has got a mosaic habitant, the rocky outcrops, dry hillside, the open wooded savannah forest, the bush thickets, lakes as well as the swamps that are home to variety of animals and plants. This national park also lies with in a rain shadow that is between Lake Victoria and the great Rwenzori Mountains and this gives a very good stop to the attractions of the south west as Lake Bunyonyi and Queen Elizabeth National park.