Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo national park is a popular little safari destination that is recognized for the biodiversity where travellers can find the diversification of the animal species like the lions, antelopes, zebras, impalas, eland, buffalos, deffasa water buck, hyenas, leopards and among plenty of others without neglecting large numbers of bird species. The Lake Mburo national park was established as a hunting area in 1933 and later upgraded to a game reserve in 1963. It was then upgraded to a national park in 1983 to better protect the diverse range of wildlife, including animal and bird species. The park is located in the western region of Uganda in the Nyabushozi country in the Kiruhura district.

Attractions In Lake Mburo National Park.

Lake Mburo.

Lake Mburo is the unique home for both plants and animals, since it’s the habitat for numerous bird species and animal species, then crocodiles and hippos are inhabitants that come to consume the water especially during the dry season. Many bird species do frequent the lake such the African Fish Eagles, Pied Kingfisher, Blue-headed weavers, herons, Cormorants, Hammerkops, and Green-necked Doves and among others.

Rubanga Forest.

The Rubanga forest, which is situated on the western shore of Lake Mburo, gives tourists a delightful taste of a tropical high forest with a closed canopy and viewing platforms for different guests. The Narina, Trogon, Harrier Hawk, Double-toothed Barbet, and other woodland bird species can be found in the forest. With the guidance of a ranger guide, the forest can be explored.

Game Tracks.

The eastern outskirts of Lake Mburo National Park includes a number of trails where a variety of animal and bird species can be sighted. Hilltop viewpoints here provide spectacular view of the park and its five lakes.

Rwonyo Rest Camp.

The center for tourism operations in the park is located at Rwonyo, a popular tourist destination. The camp is the starting point for the nature walks, quad riding, game drives, forest walks at the same station there is a little shop selling handcrafts and literature and among many others.

Activities To Do In Lake Mburo National Park.

Game Drives.

There are about 68 different species of mammals in the Lake Mburo National Park. The ideal way for visitors to the park to get around is through game drives in open-roof 4WD safari vehicles with knowledgeable safari guides who can tell you all about the park’s species. The park offers three alternative times for game drives: in the morning, in the late afternoon, and at night. Tourists can see animals including zebras, buffalo, elands, hyenas, jackals, and serval cats when on game drives, as well as bird species such the Africa scoops owl, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Yellow-rumped tinker bird, Mosque swallow, and others.

On game drives, guests can see hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of other species, including elephants, quenching their thirst along waterways like Lake Mburo and other vast savannah grasslands.

Horseback Riding Safaris.

One of the well-known lodges in Lake Mburo National Park, Mihingo Lodge, offers horseback riding safaris as a private activity. Tourists can encounter many animal species up close while riding horses, including zebras and impalas. The presence of professional workers and a park ranger allows for the conduct of the safari activity. The activity in the park may be completed in a few hours, and each guest can decide how long he wants to spend admiring the park’s hidden gems and taking in the exciting safari scenes while riding a horse.

Fishing Safaris.

The best fishing spots in Uganda are located at Lake Mburo National Park, where visitors may go on fishing tours and catch any of more than six different fish species, including tilapia, catfish, and tiger fish. Visitors enjoy fishing expeditions in Mazinga. It is suggested that visitors bring their own gear and obtain permission from the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Boat Cruise.

Most of the best safari activities in Lake Mburo National Park involve boats. Here, visitors can take a boat while surrounded by wonderful wildlife, including several bird species. Wildlife species including hippos, crocodiles, and other animals like elephants, zebras, and buffaloes can also be spotted when taking a boat ride around a lake. Water bird species including the African fish eagle, uncommon African finfoot, hammerkops, cormorants, herons, and many others can be spotted while on the safari excursion.

Community Walks.

When on a safari at the Lake Mburo National Park, travelers may take part in community walks with the help of the park rangers to meet inhabitants like the Bahima people. Visitors can learn about these people’ cultural practices by listening to their traditional music and dancing. Finding out how to produce ghee and other amazing things.

Bird Watching.

With the help of a bird guide who gives information on various bird species, bird watching at Lake Mburo National Park is a fun and engaging safari activity that allows visitors to see the vibrant bird species that consider the park residence. Among the several bird species that may be seen in the park are the Tabora cisticola, Yellow-rumped tinker bird, Carruther’s cisticola, and Southern ground hornbill.

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