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.