Lake Mburo National Park is situated in Mbarara district. It is about 3.5 hours drive from Kampala. The park is accessed from the Masaka-Mbarara
road; turn left to Nshara gate (13 kms past Lyantonde) which brings you through Sanga gate. Both junctions have clearly marked signposts, it is about 13kms from Sanga trading center to Sanga gate and 8kms from the main road to Nshara gate.Its an ideal Uganda safari destination for short tours and excursions.
It is about 20 minutes drive from either gates to Rwonyo park headquarters.
Lake Mburo National Park (LMNP) is a very special place ; every part of it is alive with a variety, interest and colour. LMNP contains an extensive area of wetland. The park harbours several species of mammals including Zebras, impalas, elands, topi and buffaloes. The bird population includes the rare shoebill stork, it's sculptured landscape with rolling grassy hills and idyllic lakeshores has a varied mosaic of habitats: forest galleries, rich acacia tree valleys, seasonal, and permanent swamps which all support a wealth of wildlife.
The park is only 370km and the smallest of Uganda's Savannah national parks. Its mosaic habitat: dry hillside, rocky outcrops, bushes, thickets, open and wooded Savannah's, forests, lakes and swamps are home to a suprising diversity of plants and animals.
FLORA AND FAUNA
Lake Mburo National Park is famous for its richness in biodiversity. It has about 68 different species of mammals. The common ones are zebras, impalas, and buffaloes, topis and elands that are herbivores and leopards, hyenas and jackals that are predators. The park also has more than 315 different species of birds including the rare shoebill stork, papyrus yellow warbler, African fin foot, saddle billed stork, brown chested wattled plover, curruther's cisticola, tabora cisticola, great snipe, abyssinian ground hornbill and white winged warbler.
Acacia species, Olea species and Boscia species dominate the woody vegetation of Lake Mburo.
CONSERVATION EDUCATION CENTRE
The park has a conservation education centre, just about 1(one) Kilometer from Sanga gate. It has a descent accommodation and a hall with maximum capacity of forty(40) people and caters for school groups, visitors, seminars or workshops.
The park has accommodation facilities, which include six(6) tents at Rwonyo park headquarters and three public
Uganda safaris campsites, all strategically located to facilitate and enhance scenic viewing and easy access to water.
Lake Mburo restaurant located by the Lakeside provides meals on order. Mantana Tented Camp, which is 3.5kms from Rwonyo Park headquarters, caters for up market tourists.
Lake Mburo has about 6 species of fish, the common one being tilapia (oreochromis leucostictus).
Visitors planning to enjoy sport fishing on Lake Mburo should carry their own fishing gear and fish at the designated point at Mazinga. A restaurant is available at campsite 2 to ensure maximum relaxation for visitors while at the lake.
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