Lake Mburo National Park may be one of Uganda’s smallest parks, but it offers more than enough delights to give it a high ranking on the Uganda safari circuit. Lake Mburo National Park is located in Southwest Uganda, en route to Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Parks. It was first gazetted as a controlled hunting area in 1933, upgraded to a game reserve in 1963 and finally to a national park in 1983.

Lake Mburo National Park has the most extensive acacia woodland of any of Uganda’s parks. Its sculptured landscape ranges from rolling hills and rocky outcrops to grassy valleys, tranquil lakeshores and swamps that together support an extensive biodiversity of 68 mammals. Wetland habitats comprise 20% of the park’s surface and Lake Mburo, the largest of the five lakes found inside the park is part of a 50km-long wetland system that is linked by swamps. Unique to Lake Mburo National Park is the availability of both horseback and quad bike safaris, which allow for closer viewing and exceptional photographs of the abundant plains game.

Lake Mburo National Park Location

Did You Know?

The Park known locally as the ‘Home of the Zebras’ has the biggest population of zebra.

Lake Mburo Top Experiences

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What You Need To Know

Location And Getting There

Queen Elizabeth National Park lies 1,220m – 1,828m above sea level and occupies an area of 260sq. km in Kiruhura in southwestern Uganda. You can get there by driving 4hours over 228kms from Kampala by road. It is also accessible by chartered flight from Entebbe International Airport to Nyakisharara Airstrip in Mbarara. Close by is Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Climate And When To Visit

Most parts of Uganda receive an average annual rainfall of between 1,000mm and 2,000mm, with the North having some areas with the average annual rainfall as low as 100mm.

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