Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park Uganda
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park Uganda
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is estimated at a size of 370km2. It has an altitude of 1,220m-1,828m above sea level. Wetland habitats comprise 20 % of the park to make way for ranches and finally as a result of subsistence poaching 20% of the park‘s entrance fee is used to fund local community projects such as building clinics and schools.

Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500millon years. It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck.

Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo National Park forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders. Once covered by open savanna, lake Mburo National Park now contains much woodland as there are no elephants to tame the vegetation. In the western part of the park, the savanna is interspersed with rocky ridges and forested gorges while patches of papyrus swamp and narrow bands of lush riparian woodland line many lakes.

Lake Mburo’s Key birding spots include swampy valley and viewing platforms near the salt licks and in the forest. Species found at these locations include the Rufous-bellid Heron, Bateleur, Coqui Francolin, Grey Crowned Crane, Black-bellied Bustard and brown – chested Lapwing.

The wildlife-rich eastern banks of Lake Mburo can be explored during a tranquil two-hour boat voyage. Keep an eye out for crocodiles, buffalo, and hippos as well as colorful Kingfishers, magnificent Fish Eagles and Hammerkops with their enormous nests.

The network of game tracks in the east of the park passes a variety of landscape features including acacia woodland, wetlands, grassy hillsides, rock outcrops and seasonally flooded valley floors. Locations include the salt lick at Rwonyo, the lake’s banks, Rubanga Forest and a hilltop with gorgeous lake views. Lake Mburo contains around six species of fish, with tilapia being the most common. The designated fishing spot is at Mazinga.

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