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Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest protected area in Uganda park and so close to both Entebbe and Kampala. If a traveler is planning for a wildlife safari in Uganda, bird watching Safari, or endless game viewing safari then Lake Mburo National Park is the ideal destination for you. Lake Mburo National Park is situated just 240 kilometers from Uganda’s capital city Kampala and around 30 Kilometers from Mbarara western Uganda’s biggest town in Western Uganda. Lake Mburo national park cuts across four big districts of western Uganda including Mbarara town, Kiruhura district, Lyantonde district, and Isingiro North. Lake Mburo national park is the nearest national park in Uganda and the closest to the President's Home district in the Kiruhura district Lake Mburo national park can easily be done by road transportation which takes about 3hours drive from Kampala.
Lake Mburo National Park was designated as a protected area in 1933 to control wild hunting and later turned into a game reserve in 1963. This area was first occupied by the Banyankore pastoralists (mostly known as the Bahima) who used to live here with their long-horned cattle and other livestock in this reserve until it was created as a National park status by 1983 during the Obote’s regime. The ecosystem at Lake Mburo National Park Lake Mburo national park is unique and special and offers a vast ecosystem and pure nature prevailed, in western Uganda. Lake Mburo National park has forested gorges, rocky ridges, Narrow bands of lush, riparian woodland, savannah grassland, and riverine. Lake Mburo national park is surrounded by many lakes which is an addition to the extra beautiful sceneries that attract many tourists who come to view the hidden treasures in this park.
Lake Mburo national park harbors over 68 mammal species. Lake Mburo National park offers a wide range of bird species flopping in the sky that are so visible to visitors. Some of the Lake Mburo bird species that can be spotted include the rare shoebill stork, heron, pelican, and African fin among others. Lake Mburo national park is endowed with a number of forests that act as a habitat for many surviving animals in this park that also helps in influencing the formation of rainfall hence providing water. Lake Mburo national park is also occupied by acacia trees, valleys, and grasslands with different grass zones where different wild animals feed. Lake Mburo national has both permanent and seasonal swamps that have enabled papyrus to grow that is used to make different products.
Lake Mburo national park offers activities such as a boat cruise which gives travelers an opportunity to view different bird species as well as spot wildlife species such as crocodiles, and a school of hippos among others. Unlimited game viewing/ game drives which is another important tourist activity that you should not miss on your trip to Lake Mburo national park. Lake Mburo national park game drives are categorized into day game drives and night game drives. Night game drives are offered for those travelers that might have missed to do the day game drives and are also interested in viewing nocturnal animals.
Lake Mburo national park offers sports fishing where travelers are interested in just catching fish and later put back in to participate in, what makes it so special is that travelers are free to be joined by the locals as they demonstrate how they do it locally. Travelers get an opportunity to learn from the natives. The travelers can participate in cultural tours where they can easily learn their culture, customs, dances, and folk songs. Lake Mburo's natives are mostly the bahima and they showcase to the tourists their rare famous Ankole long horned cattle, Bahima presents how they process milk and local yogurt. Travelers can also visit the Igongo cultural center where they have a greater chance of learning more about different cultures in western Uganda.
Lake Mburo national park's other tourist activities include bird watching, horseback riding, Nature walks, and hiking which may be interesting to many tourists planning to visit Lake Mburo, National Park. Wildlife species surviving in Lake Mburo National Park? Lake Mburo National Park is well known for protecting the impala though it offers a high population of wildlife species ranging from a big population of zebra, eland, cape buffalo, hippo, oribi, deffasa water back,bushbucks, leopard reed back, and hyena.
Lake Mburo national park Offers numerous animal species to travelers to enjoy/her wildlife safari. Lake Mburo national park has different bird species including the unique and famous rare shoebill stork, pelican, African fin foot, heron, and Crested Crane among others. A traveler can never miss spotting any of the bird species mentioned above and animals because Lake Mburo national park is suitably located.
Besides wildlife viewing Lake Mburo National Park is the key attraction. Lake Mburo national park has so much more to offer in terms of cultural experience. Lake Mburo national park is set in the Ankole Sub-region, the Banyankole are known for cattle keeping and cultivators. Travelers interested in learning about the banyankole culture can as well go to the igongo cultural Centre
How to travel to Lake Mburo National Park?
Reaching Lake Mburo national park is so easy because of its location as the nearest national park to Uganda’s Capital city Kampala. The easiest way to access Lake Mburo national park is by road transport. travelers can drive from Entebbe or Kampala to Lake Mburo national park in approximately 3- 4hours and cover a distance of about 240km. Although some travelers may opt to fly from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airstrip to the Mbarara airstrip it takes less than an hour for travelers to be transferred to Lake Mburo national park. Flying from Entebbe or Kajjansi to Mbarara Airstrip is the easiest transportation means and the quickest.