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Lake Mburo national park is known as the 'Home for Zebras'. The park's well developed Acacia woodland harbors a number of wildlife species and it is the best place in the country to see the gigantic eland antelope, as well as topi, impala and several acacia-associated birds.
Lake Mburo is the largest of the five lakes found in the park, which together attract hippos, crocodiles and a variety of water birds, while the swamps hide sitatunga antelope.
The translocation of Rothschild Giraffes from Murchison Falls National Park to Lake Mburo National Park brought in one of the precious Uganda safari tour product that have made the park more vibrant. Sheltering largest counts of Impala, Burchell’s Zebra and Eland antelope, Lake Mburo National Park presents good wild game viewing possibilities especially with its arrangement of game walking safaris which allows one to explore wild game on foot.
The surrounding pastoralist community is more into cattle keeping and rear the beautiful Ankole long horned cattle. The people feature unique traditions centred on the cow itself. Taking a community walk, listening to traditional stories, attending to the local performances and immersing in an experiential touch of the cattle keeping experience combine to generate lasting memories of a safari in Uganda.
In the South near Mbarara
371 sq km
3 hours drive from Kampala along Mbarara Road after Senga (Only 20km from here).
What to do
Game viewing, boat ride on Lake Mburo, sport fishing, and Bird watching.
When to visit
Any time during the year.
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