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How to access lake Mburo national park.


Lake Mburo national park as a tourism destination.

A variety of clients wish to visit the smallest savannah national park in Uganda- Lake Mburo National park but always get confused on how to reach there. The park can be accessed by the use of both road and air types of transport. Lake Mburo national park is located in the western direction of Uganda- Mbarara district covering about 228km from the capital of Uganda- Kampala. The national park is a home to a numerous bird species- about 350 and also other wildlife including the impala, buffalo, zebra, leopard, hyena, topi and many others.

How to reach the park by road transport.

The journey to the park takes about 4 hours and the travelers can enter the park through three different entrance gates like Sanga gate, Kyanyanshara gate and Nshara gate. The best mean of road transport to use is a 4×4 car.

Travelers who are done with chimpanzee trekking experience from Kibale National park can can also access lake Mburo national park via Ibanda and Rushere.

Also, travelers who are traveling to lake Mburo national park can also access Queen Elizabeth national park via Mbarara and Ishaka at a distance of about 186 kilometers.

How to access lake Mburo national park by air

Travelers can also access lake Mburo national park by air through booking direct flights from different aviation companies like Aero link Uganda transporting them from Entebbe international airport to Mbarara town taking about 2hours.

Attractions at lake Mburo national park

Including its name- lake Mburo, lake Mburo national park’s attractions are quite in number including the following;

Lake Mburo

The natural waterbody is a home to a number of animals and bird species. These animals and birds surround the lake’s bank to drink some water. The lake habitats animals like crocodile, hippopotamuses and also buffalos. Birds which are residents of lake Mburo include pelicans, green-necked doves, hammerkops, blue-headed weavers and many others.

Rwonyo rest camp.

This the point where the hikes, game drive, forest walks and quad bikes begin at lake Mburo national park. The point is referred to as the center of tourism activities at lake Mburo national park.

Rubanga forest

Enjoy a guided nature walk in Rubanga forest. The small forest is based in the western side of the park providing a view at the different tree species and also a number of forest birds like harrier hawk, double toothed barbet, green pigeon and others.

With the above attractions, a traveler can do a number of interesting and knowledgeable activities when he or she decides to choose lake Mburo national as the tourism destination. Among the activities include;

Game safaris.

Lake Mburo national park is a home to about 68 mammal species and 350 bird species including the growing population of giraffes and hippos. Engage in the optional game ride to view the high population of crocodiles.

Horseback riding

Lake Mburo national is the one of the few parks where one can take part in the game viewing while riding a horse. The 1-3-hour activity takes place at mihingo lodge under the guidance of trained park rangers. Explore the beauty of the savannah national park by taking part in the activity.

Night game drives.

Lake Mburo national park is one of the best national park for travelers who are interested in night game drives. Clients engage in searching of the nocturnal wildlife in the park like white tailed mongoose, illusive leopard and others animals. Listen to the beautiful sounds of different bird species while experiencing the activity.

Boat cruise on lake Mburo national park

Another exciting activity you shouldn’t miss during a safari to lake Mburo national park is a boat launch. The cruise exposes you to a view of numerous wildlife like crocodiles, hippos, and different bird species.


The park has a variety of beautiful and colorful bird species viewed during a boat cruise.

Such birds include pelicans, king fishers, rare shoe bills, and some animals which are more comfortable at water areas like buffaloes and antelopes.

Besides the above activities, the travelers experience others when they visit lake Mburo national park like biking safaris, forest walks at Rubanga and also community walks.






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