Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo National Park is located in Western Uganda in Nyabushozi County, Kiruhura District near Mbarara City. With about 255 kilometres by road west of Kampala – 4 hours’ drive, it is one of the closest National parks to Kampala and located just along the Kampala-Mbarara highway. The journey to the park will offer you the opportunity to pass via the Equator. It spans an area of 260 square kilometers and is underlined with prehistoric Precambrian metamorphic rocks.
The park is the only national park with a whole lake in it; the Lake Mburo which has a remarkable history. The trip there will offer you a boat ride on the lake, where you will come in close proximity with hippopotamus. The forested park hosts 68 mammal species such as impala, zebra, warthog, hippopotamus, crocodile, African buffalo, common eland and Rothschild giraffes. Predators include, leopards, hyenas, genets, civets, jackals among others. If you are lucky, you will be able to sight some lions as well. It also hosts over 350 bird species such as the crested crane, shoebill, woodpecker, stork, pelican, heron among others. Additionally, Kiruhura and Mbarara districts are famous for the graceful long-horned Ankole cattle, the pride of Ankole!

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