Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It 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’s a home to 350 bird species as well as zebras, impalas, elands, buffaloes, oribi, Defassa water-buck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reed-buck.
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. Once covered by open savanna, this supports the healthy population of Buffaloes, Warthog ,bush-pig and hippopotamus. Lake Mburo National Park now contains much woodland as there are no elephants to tame the vegetation. In the western part of the park, the savanna is interspersed with rocky ridges and forested gorges while patches of papyrus swamp and narrow bands of lush riparian woodland line many lakes.
Lake Mburo national park is a special place that harbors 68 mammal species though it does not have elephants and lions. For the fact that there are no lions, it gives a chance to the tourist to freely move close to the animals and have a close encounter with them.
Lake Mburo is notably blessed with over 315 bird species and probably the best place to view acacia-associated birds, Rwonyo is a good zone to see the mosque swallow,black-bellied bustard,bare-faced-go away bird and Ruppell’s starling. A handful of birds is recorded essentially the southern ground horn-bill and black throated barbet. The park has got a wide range of birds flopping in the sky and are so being visible to visitors. Some of the birds that are seen in this park include rare rare shoebill, stork, African fin foot, pelican, heron among others.
Lake Mburo has got one of the best and affordable accommodations among all national parks in Uganda. The lodges like any other are categorized in form of Luxury, Mid-Range and Budget lodges. Among the budget lodges in lake Mburo is Rwonyo Rest Camp and Eagles Nest Lodge. The mid-range lodges include Rwakobo Rock Lodge, Mantana Tented Camp and Arcadia Cottages. For those who would love to be unique, lake Mburo national park offers luxury lodges which include Mihingo Lodge and Lake Mburo Safari Lodge. All the lodges offer the best services one can offer and visiting Lake Mburo National park will not be a problem as all these lodges are close to the park.
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