Explore forests, lakes and papyrus swamps – Lake Mburo National Park

Fisherman on Lake Mburo, Uganda

Explore forests, lakes and papyrus swamps – Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo contains areas of forests, acacia woodlands, grasslands and papyrus-lined lakes and swamps. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks, the closest national park to Kampala and is home to an array of wildlife. The lack of elephants has meant that woodland persists and part of the Park has areas of papyrus swamp.

Features of Lake Mburo National Park

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  • Boat ride on the lake to look for African Finfoot and other water birds.
  • Enyemebwa Cultural Center –on the park margin, this centre demonstrates the Hima heritage and works to conserve the traditional Ankole long-horned cattle.

 

Activities at Lake Mburo National Park

  • Mountain bike or horseback safaris.
  • Boat ride on the lake to look for African Finfoot and other water birds.
  • Enyemebwa Cultural Centre – on the park margin, this centre demonstrates the Hima heritage and works to conserve the traditional Ankole long-horned cattle.

 

What you might see at Lake Mburo National Park

Animals:

impala, Burchell’s zebra, eland, topi, warthog, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, jackal, hyena, Rothschild’s giraffe, crocodile and hippo.

 

Birds: Red-faced Barbet, African Finfoot, Shoebill, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Saddle-billed Stork, Brown-chested Lapwing, African-wattled Lapwing, Carruther’s Cisticola, Tabora (Long-tailed) Cisticola, African Scops Owl, Rufous-bellied Heron, Bateleur, Coqui Francolin, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, White-winged Warbler, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, White-backed night heron, African giant kingfisher, Papyrus Gonolek, White-winged warbler, Red-necked spurfowl, Black-bellied bustard, Temminck’s courser, African marsh harrier, African hawk eagle, Common quails, Water thick-knee, Rufous-naped and flappet larks, Lead-coloured flycatcher, African penduline tit, Black-headed oriole, Tropical boubou, Southern red bishop, Brubru, Red-headed, little, and Holub’s golden weavers, Swamp, freckled, and black-shouldered nightjar, Black-headed squacco, Hadada Ibis, Yellow-billed (black) kite, Red-faced crombec, Northern (white-winged) black tit, Chinspot batis, Mariqua, olive-bellied and red-chested sunbirds, Pied crow, Greater blue-eared, splendid and Rüppell’s long-tailed starling, Black-headed, northern brown-throated, yellow-backed, Vieillot’s black and slender-billed weavers, Northern grey-headed sparrow, Bronze mannikin, Yellow-fronted canary and Weyn’s weaver.

 

Hotels in Lake Mburo National Park

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