Altitude: 1,220m – 1,828m above sea level.
20% of Lake Mburo National Park is made up of wetlands. The parks’ perilous past has seen wildlife virtually eliminated on several occasions, firstly in various attempts to rid the region of Tsetse Flies, then to make way for ranches, and finally as a result of subsistence poaching. Also, 20% of the park’s entrance fee is used to fund local community projects such as building clinics and schools.
About Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is a compact treasure box, situated conveniently close to the highway that links Kampala to the parks in western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by the ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks, which date back more than 500 million years. Lake Mburo National Park houses up to 350 bird species as well as eland, buffaloes, zebras, impalas, oribi, defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck. Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system connected by a swamp. Five of these lakes are located within the park’s borders. A place once covered by open savanna, 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.
Featured Sights and Animals
Activities to look out for.
- Boat Cruises on Lake Mburo
- Guided Forest Walks
- Game Drive within the Park