This scenic little park, close to Kampala, is home to several wildlife species not easily seen elsewhere in Uganda. These include Burchell’s zebra and impala. Although elephant are absent from the park, there is plenty of other wildlife to see, including Rothschild’s giraffe, buffalo and defassa waterbuck.
Lake Mburo’s billing as the last Ugandan stronghold for the impala – an abundant antelope elsewhere in southern Africa – smacks slightly of desperation. But while, this low-key national park doesn’t really bear comparison to the likes of Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls further west it is the ideal place to break up the otherwise long drive from the capital Kampala to the key reserves of the western safari circuit.
Wildlife In Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo national park is home to many wildlife species including waterbucks, hyenas, topi, reedbuck, elands, buffaloes waterbucks, Roth child’s giraffes, and over 300 species of birds, things to do in the conservation area guided game drives are the most ideal thing to do while hearing, these are conducted in the morning in search of morning risers and in the afternoon which normally ends in sundowners, nature walks through the well-distributed game tracks of the forested area, lake Mburo is one safe places to go on a walk there are no big cats or large mammals like elephants, birding, Horseback ridding is an interactive way of getting closer to wildlife this is an initiative of Mihingo lodge, ridders can be inhouse guests or those from other facilities, cycling in the park, boat cruise along the Lake Mburo to mention a few.
How to access lake mburo national park
The national park can be accessed all throughout the year each one of the seasons has got a unique showcase however the best time to visit is during the dry season between June-September and December -February, these are normally the seasons however due to climate change there can be rains in any of the seasons, the park is managed by the Uganda wildlife authority and hence a mandatory park entrance fees is paid per 24 hours foreign nonresidents pay $40, Foreign residents$30 and east African citizens 20,000 shillings. The park can be accessed by road or by air through the Kampala -Mbarara highway. There is available accommodation in the conservation area for example Mihingo lodge, Kigarama lodge, and Rwakobo rock among other facilities of the park.
Two Wet seasons give Lake Mburo a good soaking from March to May and September to November. The rainfall tends to peak in April and lessen in the second half of the year. The drier periods of the year (June to August and December to February) barely qualify as Dry seasons – they’re just less wet