How To Access Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo national park as a top tourism destination


Uganda’s tourists visit this smallest savannah national park, Lake Mburo National park can be reached by both road and air transport. Lake Mburo national park is situated in the western part of Uganda, Lake Mburo national park covers approximately 228km from Kampala the capital city of Uganda. Lake Mburo national park protects numerous wildlife species such as zebras, buffaloes, impala, leopards, topis, and more than 350 bird species.

How to reach the park by road transport.


Lake Mburo national park’s journey takes approximately 4 hours and travelers are free to enter the park via three different gates such as the Sanga gate, Nshara gate, and Kyanyanshara gate. The best road transport to use is a 4×4 land cruiser cars offering endless views of the park and animals.


Travelers who participated in the chimpanzee trekking experience at Kibale forest National park can easily reach Lake Mburo national park through Rushere or Ibanda.


 Travelers interested in traveling to lake Mburo national park can also reach Queen Elizabeth national park through Mbarara and Ishaka covering an estimated distance of 186 kilometers.


How to reach lake Mburo national park by air

Travelers can reach lake Mburo national park by air transportation via booking their direct flights from aviation companies such as Aero link Uganda providing direct flights from Entebbe international airport to Mbarara town which takes about 2hours.

Attractions protected at lake Mburo National park


Lake Mburo is a natural water body that is protecting a number of wildlife species, including bird species. These animals and birds congregate at the lake’s shores to drink water. Lake Mburo habitats permanent animals such as crocodiles, hippopotamuses and buffalos. Lake Mburo national park’s bird species include pelicans, blue-headed weavers, green-necked doves, and hammertoes among many others.


Rwonyo rest camp.

Rwonyo rest camp is where everything starts, such as hikes, both morning and evening game drives, forest nature walks, and quad biking at lake Mburo national park. Rwonyo rest camp is referred to as the center of activities at lake Mburo national park.


Rubanga forest

Take part in a guided nature walk in Rubanga forest. Rubanga forest is a small forest situated in the western part of Lake Mburo national park offering viewing at different tree species and forest birds such as harrier hawk, green pigeon, and double toothed barbet among others.



Game viewing safaris at Lake Mburo National park.

Lake Mburo national park is protecting more than 68 wildlife species which includes the high growing population of giraffes & hippos, and over 350 bird species. Participate in the optional game drives to spot the high population of crocodiles living together in harmony.


Horseback riding at lake Mburo National park

Lake Mburo national park is among the top national parks where travelers can engage themselves in-game viewing while enjoying riding a horse. Horseback riding takes from between 1-3-hours of activity that takes place at mihingo lodge with guidance from a well-trained park ranger. Discover the beauty of this savannah national park by participating in the above activity.


Night game drives at Lake Mburo National park.

Lake Mburo national park is a prime national park for travelers interested in night game drives. Travelers engage in looking for the nocturnal wildlife species in the park such as elusive leopards, and white-tailed mongoose, among others. Listen to the beautiful sights and sounds of different birds singing in the skies.

Take a boat cruise on Lake Mburo national park.


A boat cruise on Lake Mburo national park is an exciting activity that travelers shouldn’t miss during their wildlife safari to lake Mburo national park. Lake Mburo national park cruise exposes travelers to view numerous wildlife species such as crocodiles, hippos, and many bird species.


Birding at Lake Mburo National park.

Lake Mburo National park offers a variety of colorful and beautiful bird species to be viewed during your boat cruise, such bird species include pelicans, rare shoebills, kingfishers, and some animal species including zebras, buffaloes, and many antelope’s species that are always more comfortable near water points.


Conclusively, besides the above activities at Lake Mburo national park,  travelers can encounter other activities when they visit lake Mburo national park such as biking safaris, forest nature walks at Rubanga forest and community walks around the lake Mburo national park.