Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park Also known as the home of Zebras is located between Masaka and Mbarara in the Albertine rift connecting you to other two national parks in the western region which are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is 228km from Kampala which makes it an ideal stop for most visitors. It was first gazetted in 1993 as a controlled hunting ground and later in 1963 it was established as a national park.
It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks covering 370km2 in size and of which 20% is wetland habitats with about 13 other lakes in the area, of which Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders and also a number of hills within and surrounding the National Park.
As you are approaching the park from Kampala that is central to the west, you will notice a gradual change in the topography from flat land to hills and valley with papyrus swamps. The park has a tropical climate found in the Ankole-southern climatic zone which lies in a rain shadow area between Lake Victoria and the Rwenzori Mountains being marked with two seasons, the rain and dry seasons and receives a bi-modal low rainfall ranging between 500 and 1000mm.
The rain causes a shortage of pastures and thus affecting the wildlife and birds, forcing the local pastoralists to encroach the park, hunting for pasture to feed their animals. the park has animals such as lion, 15 giraffes that were translocated from Murchison falls national park in 2015, hippos with over 500 of them found at Lake Mburo, 350 species of birds, impalas, zebras, topi, waterbuck, eland, baboon, monkey, warthog to mention but a few.
When you are to visit Lake Mburo National Park you can be certain to take part in a number of many Activities both before you arrive in the park and when you get to the park. You will experiment the gravitation force at the equator just before you arrive at the National Park.
Accommodations Facilities in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park has accommodations that are as beautiful as the Park that includes, Mihingo lodge, Mantana Tented Camp, Arcadia Cottages, Rwakobo rock, Mburo Safari Lodge, Rwonyo Campsite and much more.