Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders. L. Mburo National Park is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck.

Lake Mburo National park habours several species that are not observed elsewhere in Uganda. It is the only place in Uganda to support a population of impala and only one of the three protected areas countrywide where Burchell’s zebra occurs, the other two being the far less accessible Kidepo and Pian-Upe. Other antelopes easily seen are topi, bushbuck, common duiker, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bofor reedbuck plus a population of buffaloes, warthogs, bush-pigs and hippopotami. Large herds of the majestic eland keep roaming the park. The sitatunga confines itself to the swampy areas of the park. Only two diurnal primates occur in Lake Mburo: the vervet monkey and olive baboon.

Zebras commonly found in Lake Mburo National Park in Western Uganda.

Zebras commonly found in Lake Mburo National Park in Western Uganda.

Day 1: Kampala-Lake Mburo National park

After breakfast, you will be picked from your residence and drive to Lake Mburo National Park in the western part of Uganda, in Kiruhura District and is about 3.5 hours’ drive from the capital city of Uganda, Kampala. The park is not big in size, it’s about 260kms2. Have lunch on arrival and later go for an afternoon game drive. You will spot animals like Zebras, Impala, Buffaloes, Buffalo, Topi, and Eland among others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Game drive-Boat ride

After breakfast, go for a game drive. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon you will go for a boat ride, don’t miss out on the hippos and crocodiles. Various water birds might be spotted including the rare shoebill stock, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, cormorant, fish eagle and many others. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 3: Lake Mburo-Kampala

Early breakfast, drive back to Kampala. You will have a stopover en-route at the equator then proceed to Kampala to end your safari