National Parks

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is located in Kiruhura District in Western Uganda. The park is situated about 30 kilometres (19 mi), by road, east of Mbarara, the largest city in the sub-region. This location is approximately 240 kilometres (150 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The coordinates of the park are:00 36S, 30 57E (Latitude:0.6000; Longitude:30.9500).

Lake Mburo is one of Uganda's smaller parks mainly consisting; wetland habitats, open savanna, acacia woodland and a wealth of wildlife.


A total of 315 birds species have been recorded in Lake Mburo National park. The reserve is the only place in Uganda, where you can see acacia-associated birds.


The park has a variety of animals such as zebras, hippopotami, impala, warthogs, elands, buffaloes, ackals, leopards, and over three hundred (300) bird species. At 260 square kilometres (100 sq mi), the park is the smallest of Uganda‚Äôs Savannah national parks. The park has camp grounds and permanent tent facilities for visitors. Kimbla-Mantana African Safaris operate the only luxury tented camp inside the national park - Lake Mburo Tented Camp. In 2009, the Uganda Wildlife Authority, which manages the park announced plans to introduce balloon tourism in the park.

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The entrance sign to Lake Mburo National Park


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