LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
It is the closest national park from Kampala 371sq.km located in mbarara district and the smallest of Uganda’s savanna national parks. It contains of tan extensive wetland, attractive scenery and only national park with an entire lake hence famous for its richness in biodiversity.
The vegetation is dominated by open and wooded savanna’s, lakes and swamps which are home to different plants and animal spacies.The mammal species including impalas topi, zebras.gigantic eland, antelopes are herbivores while jackals and hyenas are predators.Tha park has a variety of bird species from woodland, grassland and swampy birds to open water birds such as white pelican, darter, brown chested wattied plover and African fin foot.
Game viewing through the different tourist tracks for game drives gives a wonderful experience to see mammal species like warthogs, zebras, waterbucks, bush bucks and bush duikers. Canoeing and boat rides on the lake attract hippos, crocodiles and water birds.
Fishing, guided nature walks and salt lick which offers a chance to tourists to see different animals licking the salty soil.
HOW TO GET THERE
Lake Mburo National Park lies between the towns of Masaka and Mbarara in western Uganda, 228km from Kampala – about three and a half hours drive. Two gates enter the park from the Mbarara road. Approaching from Kampala, the turning to Nshara gate is 13kms past Lyantonde. The junction for Sanga gate is at Sanga trading centre, 27 kms past Lyantonde. Both junctions are clearly signposted. It is about 20 minutes drive from either gate to Rwonyo.Book Now