Lake Mburo National Park is located in southern Uganda along Mbarara – Lyantonde highway. Lake Mburo National Park lies in an area covered by extensive acacia woodland and has different fauna than other reserves. This is the ideal park for any visitor to closely encounter the gigantic eland antelope, as well as zebra, topi, impala, and several acacia-associated birds on foot.

The five lakes within the park attract hippos, crocodiles and a variety of water birds, while fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus mammals such as the sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus gonolek.

What to do in the park

Some of the interesting activities visitors can engage in include game viewing drives of about 68 different species of mammals. Walking safaris can also be pre – arranged and are more recommended. The park has an outstanding bird population, which can be encounter as one takes the game drive or the walking safari.

Taking the splendid boat trip on the lake is a much sought after activity especially to see the more bird life that could include: Open water birds, Lakeshore and papyrus swamp birds, Seasonal swamp birds, Woodland birds, and grassland birds.

Bird life in the Lake Mburo National Park

Be sure to witness some of the splendid bird species in the park including birds of the Open Water in this Park include; Pink-backed pelican, Darter, White pelican, Yellow-billed Duck, Long-tailed Cormorant, White-winged black tern and Greater cormorant lake shore and papyrus swamp birds.

They are over 26 species of lakeshore and papyrus swamp birds recorded in this park. Taking the boat trip will bring you closer to the beauty of the lake and also encounter Fish eagle, Pied Kingfisher, African finfoot, Great white egret, Night heron., Guide walks, Boat Rides due to the presence of Lake within the park.

Accommodation options

  • Luxury – Mihingo Lodge, Lake Mburo Montana lodge
  • Mid RangeRwakobo Rock, Arcadia Cottages, Mburo Safari Lodge
  • Budget – Eagles nest lodge

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