Discover Lake Mburo
Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and it is home to over 300 bird species as well as elands, hyenas, zebra, leopard, etc. Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp.
Lake Mburo is part of a much larger ecosystem that includes Akagera NP (Rwanda), Tanzania’s Ibanda and Rumanyika Game Reserve and rangeland areas north to the Katonga River (Uganda). This eco-system is different from the Albertine rift and explains why you will find here some animals that you have not seen in other parks like Impala, zebra and African Eland. This makes the Park very interesting to be visited.
Domestic Flights are available: Entebbe to Mbarara plus road transfer 1h30.
Activities & Special interest:
- Game drive
Early morning and late afternoon are the best time to drive around the different track of this park to see the abundant wildlife. You will see zebras, impalas, warthogs and look out for the eland. On a good day of sighting, you may spot the elusive leopard.
In this park too, night game drives are possible and they offer better chances of seeing the leopard and other nocturnal animals such as hyenas and even hippos coming out to graze.
- Up-close in Lake Mburo NP
Due to the absence of the large predators such as lions and elephants, the whole park is free for visitors to explore on foot or mountain bike or horseback.
Accompanied by a game ranger, you will visit the salt rocks at Rwonyo where animals gather to lick the salt. On the way, you will meet hyenas returning to their dens and hippos returning to the lake. At the top of the hill, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the region as well 9 of the 14 lakes.
- Boat cruise
The banks of Lake Mburo can be explored during a tranquil two-hour boat voyage. Along the bank, you will also see many hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, buffaloes, and birds. The area is rich in bird life.
- Ankole Community visit
During the community visit, you will learn about the way of life of the Ankole people – known as Banyankole. These are the residents of this community.
The Banyankole people are largely cattle keepers and they keep the famously known Ankole long-horned cows. During the community tour, you will get to understand the relationship between the people and their cattle and this will be closed with a cultural performance.