Lake Mburo National Park

(“the whispers of wilderness”)

Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of uganda of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which dare back more than 500 million years. It is home to 350 bird species as well as the Zebra, impala,eland,buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hyena, topi and reedbuck.

Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50 km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders. Once covered by open savanna, LMNP now contains much woodland as there are no elephants to tame vegetation. In the western part of the park, the savannah is interspersed with rocky ridges and forested gorges while patches of papyrus swamp and narrow bands of lush riparian woodland line many lakes.

Getting there:

LakeMburo National Park lies between Masaka and Mbarara in western Uganda, 228km (3½ hours) from Kampala. Two gates enter the park from the Mbarara road: approaching from Kampala, the turning to Nshara Gate is 13kms past Lyantonde while the junction for Sanga Gate is at Sanga trading centre, 27km past Lyantonde. Both junctions are clearly signposted. It is about a 20-minute drive from either gate to Rwonyo.

Accommodation

Rwonyo Rest CampConservation Education Centre (Sanga)Mantana Tented CampArcadia CottagesMihingo LodgeLake Mburo Safari Lodge

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