Wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park is the top tourist attractions most visitors on the Uganda safari holiday come to explore in this protected area. The park shelters a huge concentration of wildlife including 3 of the big 5 games (buffaloes, African lions, and leopard). It also features as one of the 3 parks in Uganda where the Rothschild giraffes can be spotted (the other 2 parks include Murchison Falls National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park).
Other wildlife to expect to see on Uganda safari in Lake Mburo National Park include huge population of antelope families especially impalas, topis, elands, and others. There are also zebras, crocodiles, hippos, and warthogs. The park also protects an estimate of 350 bird species including among others herons, fish eagles, shoebill stork, martial eagle, Nubian woodpecker, emerald spotted wood, papyrus yellow warblers, bronze tailed starling, marabou stork, pennant winged nightjars, blue napped coucal, red-faced barbet, African fin foots.
There are different ways to explore wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park. You can take part in game drives using a 4×4 Land Cruiser/Safari Van with an open rooftop; boat cruise on Lake Mburo, birding, nature walks and horseback riding.
Lake Mburo National Park is bordered by 3 districts; Kiruhura, Isingiro and Mbarara. It was designated as a park in 1983 after upgrading as a game reserve from 1963. It takes its name from the beautiful Lake Mburo and it occupies 270sq.kms of land making it also one of the smallest Uganda safari parks.
Best time to visit Lake Mburo National Park
Safaris to Lake Mburo National Park can be done at any time of the year. But the dry season is by far the best time if you are to get exposed to park’s diverse wildlife species and this means, you plan your trip in June, July, August, September and December, January, February.
The wet/rainy season also provides a perfect alternative for you to explore what this park has to offer the world. The wet/rainy months start from March-May and October-November. This season is ideal for visitors who are interested in birding tours in Lake Mburo National Park.
Where to stay in Lake Mburo National Park
Some of the best Uganda safari lodges to consider for a night stay in Lake Mburo National Park include Mihingo Safari Lodge (Luxury), Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/Mantana Tented Camp (Mid-range), Rwonyo Rest Camp/Eagle’s Nest (Budget).
Getting to Lake Mburo National Park
The simplest way to reach Lake Mburo National Park for wildlife safari holiday is by road. The park straddles in Western Uganda about 4 hours’ drive away from Kampala via Masaka-Mbarara route.
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