Lake Mburo national park

Lake Mburo national park,  the view from eagle's nest <sup>1</sup>

Lake Mburo national park, the view from eagle's nest 1
Uganda's smallest Savannah park, covering an area of about 370 square kilometres.

Home to Kigarama escapment, part of the Ruizi river valley, lake Mburo and four other smaller ones connected to each other by wetlands.

The landscapePapyrus swamps and wetlands in the south and areas around the lakes, grasslands and woodlands for much of the remaining areas.

Much of the park is hilly, with the exception of the western end which has rocky ridges and forested gorges.

Animals to see thereZebra, impala, eland, buffalo, hippo, oribi, defassa waterbuck, topi, reedbuck, warthog, leopard, spotted hyena, jackal, crocodiles and over 350 species of birds.

What to do thereCamping, game viewing, day or night game drives, boat safaris, balloon safaris, picnics, walking safaris, horse riding, mountain biking, bird watching, sight seeing.

Best time to visitDuring the drier months of June to August and December to February.

Location of Lake Mburo national parkOn the southern end of Uganda — less than 100 kilometres from the western shores of lake Victoria.

The Rwizi river valley makes up its southern border.

How to get thereBy road, about a 4 hour journey southwest of Kampala.

The nearest airstrip is a few minutes drive from the park, in Mbarara.

References1. By Vebjorl - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

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