Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo National park is a very special place, each part of it is alive with a variety of interests and colour . It is situated in the Mbarara district and it is the smallest of Uganda’s savanna National parks.

It’s sculptured landscape with rolling grassy hills and idyllic lake shores  support a wealth of wild life .Its mosaic habitats of dry hillside , rocky outcrops ,bushes , thicket , open wooded savanna , forests lakes and swamps are home to surprising diversity of plants and animals. Lake mburo national park is famous for its richness in bio diversity .

It has about 68 different species of mammals . The most common are zebras, Impalas, buffaloes, Topis and eland that are herbivores. There are also leopards, hyenas and jackals.

Other lakes of the world well worth visiting include lake garda in Italy  and lake Windermere in England.

The park covers 260 sq km and lies along Mbarara road within easy access of Kampala. It is an attractive park of rolling hills and open grass valleys, interspersed with thickets, woodlands and rich wetlands.

Enjoy this rarely visited park and enjoy such sights as the impala, water buck, cape buffalo, zebra, eland and leopard. Hippos are very vocal and feed in the open during the daylight hours. You can also enjoy a boat ride which allows you to get up very close to some of the animals such as the Hippo and Elephants when they are drinking from the lake.

For bird watchers there more than 250 species of birds in this park including papyrus gonolek, brown faced lapwing, the Carruther’s cist cola plus many more.

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