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Lake Mburo National Park is situated in Kiruhura district in western Uganda. The park lies in the part of Uganda that is covered in extensive acacia woodland unlike any reserve in Uganda. The Park is home to remarkably vast wildlife in Uganda including the gigantic eland antelopes, zebras, topis, impala, and buffaloes. Bird species in Lake Mburo National Park include the rare Shoebill stork. Lake Mburo National Park is ideal for Wildlife Safaris in Uganda.

Things to do in Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park

Game Viewing

Lake Mburo National Park is a famous Uganda tour destination, rich in biodiversity and has about 68 different species of mammals. The common ones being the herbivores; Zebra, Impala, Buffalo, Topi, and Eland never the less, the rare slightly of Roan antelope and leopard, Hyenas and jackals as predictors.

Bird Watching

The park is a top Uganda birding safari destination on top of her vast animal species. For many bird lovers, birds are the most interesting creatures to watch in Mburo. This park is home for more than 315 different species of birds including; the rare shoebill stork, African fin foot, saddle billed stork, brown chested wattled plover papyrus yellow warbler, Olea species and Boscia, abyssinian ground hornbill and white winged warbler, curruther’s cisticola, tabora cisticola, great snipe and other Acacia bird species.

Boat cruise in Lake Mburo National park

Lake Mburo National Park is blessed with a diversity of animal and plant species that can only be clearly viewed if you take a boat cruise. To mention but a few, are crocodiles, hippopotamuses and birds like Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, cormorant, fish eagle, one may also sight the rare shoebill stork.

Guide nature walks 

The nature trail offers the visitor a chance to admire unique nature insights. In company of an armed guide, visitors have the opportunity to walk in the circuit at their personal choice pace. Comprehensive information about this trail is fully given to you in form of a brochure in both English and Runyankole at the trek/walk start.


With about 6 species of fish, the common one being Tilapia (oreochromis leucostictuss) Lake Mburo is a dream spot for tourist interested in fishing.Visitors planning to have sport fishing safaris  in  Lake Mburo on this lake should have their own fishing equipments and fish at only the designated point at Mazinga. At the campsite a restaurant is available to ensure maximum relaxation for visitors while at the lake enjoying their fishing.

Where to Stay in Lake Mburo

Mihingo Safari Lodge, the luxurious facility located within the park with high class services and facilities. A more luxury accommodation is provided at the Mantana Luxury Tented Camp. Acadia Cottages, Lake Mburo Safari Lodge, Rwakobo Lodge and Eagles Nest Mburo are also available to cater for all your needs all through in Lake Mburo

How to get to Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo is found in Kiruhura district along Mbarara Kampala highway, a 3.5 hours drive from Kampala. From Mbarara,Turn left at/after 13 km (Akageti) past Lyantonde, which then brings you to Sanga gate. Both junctions have clearly labeled signposts to mburo. It is 13 km from Sanga trading center to Sanga gate, 5 km from the main road to Nshara gate and almost 20 minutes drive from Rwonyo Park Head Quarters.

Contact us at Heritage Safaris for more information and guided tours to Lake Mburo national park.

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