Are you interested in variety of unique attracting Wildlife species on your visit to Uganda? do not miss out Lake Mburo National Park on your bucket list.
Uganda is recorded with ten National Parks located in its different regions popularly known for habiting different Wildlife species, although all these Parks are known at Wildlife it’s not that the Biodiversity is the same but there are some parks which are more gifted with Wildlife and Lake Mburo National Park is one of them.
This is not a marketing language as some may suggest and to prove this just spare some time and visit this Park to witness the evidenced wide range of different attracting Wildlife species offered by this Park which ranks it to be exceptional.
Lake Mburo National Park is ranked to be the nearest Park when traveling from Kampala the capital city of Uganda or Entebbe by road, this Park is geographically located in the Western part of Uganda near Mbarara town popularly known for its great Wildlife offered which attracts different tourists from different countries of the World.
Lake Mburo National Park is covered on a great piece of land totalling to 260km2 of area including land and water areas, it was designated as a World heritage site in 2006, this Park is mostly dominated by Savannah grasslands and woodlands although even some forested areas appear but not on a wide range. Other ecosystems in the Park include shrubs, and swampy areas mostly characterised along the shores of Lake Mburo.
How to get there?
Traveling from Kampala by road transport means to Lake Mburo National Park, Kampala- Masaka- Mbarara highway is the best recommended route of reaching this Park including en route stop over at the equator in Kayabwe for some brief explanation about it, photographs, and snacks thereafter continue with the journey up to the Park. Lunch is provided en route in Mbarara town.
It takes about 7-8 hours for the drive from Kampala up to Lake Mburo National Park depending on speed used, traffic along the way, climatic conditions and included stopovers.
Lake Mburo National Park is majorly known for its wide range of Wildlife species offered including Wild animals like Zebras, Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards, Topi, Oribi, Reed bucks, Bush bucks, hearte beasts, spotted hyenas, civets, forest hogs, warthogs, bush pigs and more.
Primates in the Park include Red tailed monkeys, Blue monkeys, Black and White Colobus monkeys, Vervet, Baboons, and Mangabey and more, Reptiles include geckos, snakes, chameleon and more. Lake Mburo National Park is ranked to be among the major birding hotspots in Uganda recorded with different bird species including endemic and non-endemic species.
The major activities done while in Lake Mburo National Park include Game drives around the Park using suitable 4×4 wheel drive popup Safari jeep with main interest of sighting different Wildlife species particularly Wild animals.
Other activities done include boat ride along Lake Mburo exposing you to different aquatic species which include hippopotamus, lizards and more.
Lake Mburo National Park is situated with different accommodation facilities reserved for tourists and other visitors to long for some specific days at affordable prices.