Located at 240km about 3 – 4 hours transfer from Kampala, Lake Mburo National Park is among the popular destinations explored by travelers on Safaris in Uganda.
To the South west of Kampala, Lake Mburo National Park covers remarkable savannah landscapes that are marked with lush acacia woodland, open savannah plains, the ancient Precambrian rocks that date back to 500 million years ago and a labyrinth of wetland system that stretch to join the Lake Victoria Catchment marked by thirteen (13) lakes of which five (5) are shared by the park boundaries making it an exciting Uganda Safari tour destination.
Lake Mburo National Park enjoys its position as the smallest savannah park in Uganda covering 260km2 and stands as the only park with the populations of Impala in Uganda, the highest concentration of Burchell’s Zebra in Uganda and among the three places where Elands can be explored on Uganda Safaris and tours.
The park is a rich birders’ haven with 350 species of birds among which include the endemic Red faced Barbet on Ugandan standards, African fin foot and the rare shoebill stork but with a greater concentration being acacia dwelling species which makes it a must visit destination for birders on birding Safaris in Uganda.
The exciting walking safaris in Lake Mburo National Park provide for the possible sights of Elands, Defassa Waterbucks, Impala, Buffaloes, Rothschild Giraffes, Oribi, Topi and Burchell’s Zebra among others in the company of an armed ranger guide departing at Rwonyo Tourism Center at 7am.
Lake Mburo National Park is the only wildlife park where a day excursion from Kampala can be conducted considering its proximity providing for a stop en route at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe, extensive game drive in the park and a thrilling afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo which the park derives the name to gain possible sights of Hippos and Nile crocodiles.
The surrounding pastoralist community is greatly known for their fascinating long horned cattle and it is not a surprise to find these domestic animals mixed up with wild game grazing at the park boundaries or even within. With all that combined, Lake Mburo National Park truly stands as the whispers of the wild.