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Lake Mburo National Park
Location
Lake Mburo National Park at 370km2 is the smallest of grassland parks and the most easy to access in Uganda. It is located around 250km from Kampala on the main highway to western Uganda and other tourism places of interest most notable Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Mount Rwenzori National Park respectively.
The park sits at an altitude averaging 1220-1830m above sea level and is generally flat with a high diversity of unique plant and animal life. This makes her amongst top destination for travellers on safaris to Uganda. Lake Mburo lies in the rain shadow area behind Rwenzori Mountains and receives low amounts of rainfall minimum average 500-1000mm while higher season receives 1450-1600mm with high temperatures 23-250Celcius that leads to tropical grassland that gradually generates into forest grassland.
It is home to more than 350 bird species and the tall list of mammals includes buffalos, leopards, zebras, eland, waterbucks, oribi, hyena, reed buck, warthog and others. It is the only park in Uganda where you find a rare beautiful antelope; Impala and the second protected area in the country other than Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park where there are topi antelopes. Numerous lakes in the park have many fish species for spot fishing with huge resident crocodiles basking on the shores and hippopotamus that come out of water to feed at night. Recently, five couples of giraffes were introduced in the park to restock the extinct species and as biological tools to tame acacia tree species that are growing rampantly and altering the nature and scenic views of the ecosystem.
Activities
• Game drive is done in morning and evening or evening
• Boat rides on the lake.
• Horseback riding safaris
• Walking safaris.
• Experimental and regulated spot hunting safaris in the ranches close to the park
• Spot fishing
• Camping safaris

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