LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

This is Uganda’s unique park comprising of lakes, thickets, open and wooded savannahs, dry hillsides, swamps and rocky outcrops. The park is found in western Uganda and covers only 370km² yet it has 5 lakes within. Special activities and features of Lake Mburo National Park include;

Lakes
There are five lakes in the park. In these lakes are crocodiles, hippos and water birds, while the swamp harbor secretive papyrus specialists like the Sitatunga antelopes, black and yellow papyrus ganalex and others.

Animals
This park has a diversity of animals as well as plant species. The park has got over 68 mammal species and the most common animal species include; impalas, zebras, buffaloes, hyenas, topis, road antelopes, jackals, as well as the eland.

Birds
The national park has got over 313 bird species that include; the rare White Winged Warbler, Emerald Spotted wood -Dove, the Crested Francolin, the Brown Parrot, Bare-faced Go Away bird, the Common Francolin, the green wood hoopoe, the blue napped mouse bird, the black billed barbet, the trilling Cisticola, Nubian woodpecker as well as the African grey Hornbill.

Fish and Fishing
The lake has also got several fish species that include tilapia, lungfish, and mud fish as well as the haplochromis. Visitors can also spend some of their time as they catch this fish.

Game drive/Walking Safari in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo is one of the few places where authorities permit visitors to conduct walking safaris. In addition to conducting game drives, one may opt to go for a walking safari and enjoy walking past animals in an environment without barriers.

Horse riding
Lake Mburo is the only park in the country where one can carry out a game drive while on the back of a horse. It is one of the best ways of viewing the wildlife that is found in the park.