Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is home to over 315 bird species and probably the best place to view acacia-associated birds the park is the second smallest savannah after Mgahinga park in the southwestern part of the country, perfectly located in nyabushozi the land of cattle grazers, it’s the nearest area where you can 1 -2days safaris the fact its only 4-5 hour drive the national capital Kampala. Covered by 20% of the wetland, the park has faced virtual elimination several times to avoid tsetse flies to make way for ranches and avoid subsistence poaching. Lake Mburo is widely known for its large numbers of impalas though it has a vast population of wildlife like zebras, elands, buffaloes, oribis, Deffasa waterbucks, giraffes, leopards, spotted hyenas, hippopotamuses, reedbucks. Giving a traveler a variety of wildlife hence enjoying the safari. These 13 lakes in total Lake Mburo form a 50km long wetland system, its of much importance that there are 5 lakes at the park borders easing the survival of wildlife in the area despite the fact it experiences lots of droughts. Rocky ridges and forested gorges with wide-spread woodland form beautiful canopies however the woodland accumulates as the park has no savannah elephants.

Activities at Mburo National Park

Nature Walks

Often accessible every day of the week, tourists are led by a ranger guide, there are two sections of the park for nature walks the western side and Rwonyo which is famous for animals leaking salt rocks. Walks are normally conducted early mornings and evenings where you are chanced to see hyenas and hippos retreating to their hideouts. The ranger guide brings the visitors closer to the magical wonders of the park with a whole perspective and appreciation of the wild, walking around the park gives you a chance to witness the calmness of wildlife and learn more about trees and shrubs, as your camera is having unstoppable fun.

Day Game Drives

The network of game tracks in the east of the park passes a variety of landscape features, acacia woodland, grassy hillsides, wetlands, rock outcrops, and seasonally flooded valley floors. Early mornings and late evenings are the best times to roam the park in search of wildlife. Like leopards and giraffes, zebras and rate oribis.

Night Game Drives

An alternative view of the park, hopefully including sights of rare animals is a guided night game drive, starting at 6:30 and 7:00 pm lasting two to 4 hours. Lake Mburo National Park is among the few lucky parks conducting night game drives. The night drives bring you closer to the nocturnal celebrities like the bush babies and leopards, genets, spotted hyenas, and porcupines, with the help of a ranger guide and high beam spotlight.

Boat Cruises

The wildlife-rich in eastern banks of Lake Mburo can be explored during a tranquil two-hour boat voyage. Keep an eye out for crocodiles, buffaloes, as well as lots of birds like the magnificent fish eagles and the bizarre-looking shoebill. Voyages depart at a given schedule depending on the demand


The best birding spots in Lake Mburo national park are the swampy valleys of warukiri; the road between the camp of Rwonyo jetty and the viewing platform which overlooks the salt lick. Species found at these locations include, Rufous-bellied Heron, Bateleur, Coqui Francolin, Grey Crowned Crane, Common Scimitarbill, White-winged Warbler, Red-faced Barbet Long-tailed Cisticola, and lake Mburo being the only place to spot African Finfoot, having a special arrangement for keen birders they can walk to Rubanga forest, the birding tours can be enjoyed in the safari vehicle, by boat, nature walks and even while cycling.

Horseback Safaris

These are exciting ways to view wildlife, including elands, giraffes, and lots of zebras. The four-hour hacks take visitors up to the hilltop viewpoints with an option of having bush breakfast or sundowners, as you enjoy more animals like the impalas, warthogs, lots of birds, and many others. The activity by Mihingo lodge

Cycling Safaris

Getting closer to the wild game and enjoying the park length outside the safari jeep is a tremendous treat. Accompanied by a ranger guide the activity takes 1-2 hours and is always enjoyable in cool hours of the morning and evenings making it simple for visibility in the flat valleys of the park

Sport fishing

Lake Mburo contains around six species of fish with tilapia being the most common. The designated fishing spot is at mazinga; visitors planning to fish here should carry their equipment and obtain a permit from the Uganda wildlife authority