Lake Mburo National Park Animals – Uganda Safari Destination

Lake Mburo National Park Animals : Lake Mburo national park is a great location to adventure a wide range of 68 mammal’s species ,350 species of birds among others. However, it contains an extensive area of wetland and harbor variety of species some are not found elsewhere in Uganda safari destinations including Zebra and Impala and the rare shoe bills and African Fin toot.

Wildlife species in Lake Mburo national park are inhabit of forests, rich acacia tree valley, grass lands, seasonal and permanent swamps. The park covers 370 square kilometers of the area making it the smallest Uganda’s savannah national park.

Visit the main lake inside the park ‘’Lake Mburo ‘’ where tourists can be able to see hippos wallowing in the water and large number of crocodiles lurking on the shores. Also a rewarding place to encounter water bird species such as cormorant, fish eagle, pelican, heron, shoe bill stork among many.

Lake Mburo national park lies in Kiruhura district which takes 3 hours drives from Kampala capital to access the park, making it the only closest park to Kampala.

And a long your way to the park be prepared to sight see diversity of wildlife on your way.

Animals in Lake Mburo national park

Lake Mburo national park is a home of more than 68 mammal species including zebras, Impala, topi, eland, bush buck, buffalos, leopards, warthogs, hyenas and Jackals. There are no elephants and lions which makes the park a not scaring place for walking Uganda safaris. In Uganda the best national park to see leopards is Lake Mburo national park.

Bird Life

 The park is a bird haven to more than 350 different species including the rare shoebill stork ,papyrus yellow warbler ,Africa finfoot ,brown chested wattle plover ,Carruthers cisticola ,tabora cisticola ,great snipe ,African fish eagle ,saddle billed stork ,white winger ,White winged tit ,Red shouldered Cuckoo-shrike ,Long tailed Cisticola ,Yellow breasted Apalis ,Emerald –spotted wood Dove ,Brown parrot ,Bare –faced Go away bird ,Nubian woodpeckers among others .The woody vegetation of Lake Mburo is  dominated by Acacia species and Bosnia species. Rubanga Forest can be visited using a vehicle or foot but the real view the forest’s feature species can be done on foot.

 Other species can be spotted in the fringe swamps which hide in secretive papyrus specialists like the red, black and yellow papyrus gonolek which you would not want to miss.

Lake Mburo National Park Animals
Birding in Lake Mburo National Park

Because of the different habitats of the lakeshore there are many species which can be spotted.

Best time for Animal viewing –   Lake Mburo National park

Lake Mburo national park is open all year around and wildlife viewing can be done year round. Most especially, in dry seasons from the month June, August and December to February animals can be seen gathering around rivers and waterholes. During wet seasons March to May and September to November large amount of species can be seen in the open valleys.

Activities to do in Lake Mburo National Park

The park boosts with a lot of activities that will make you leave you quiet unforgettable story to tell the rest.

Below highlight activities one can be able to engage in on safari, as listed;

You can do boat trip on Lake Mburo where you’re able to see birds, crocodiles and hippos.

Birding in the forest

Guided nature walks where you’re able to get close to the animals

Night game drive where you are able to spot nocturnal animals.

Game drive safari is the main done activity by tourists on visit to the park. During your game drive safari, you will have chances of taking exceptional photographs of the fascinating creatures that live in this park. Game drive   safari in Lake Mburo is more interesting when you do it inhabits of dry hillside, rocky outcrops, bushes, thickets, open and wooded savannah, forests and round lakes and swamps all these are surprising home to diversity of plants and animals from there hideaway.

Lake Mburo National Park Animals
Game drives in Serengeti

Where to stay to safari to Lake Mburo national park

There is no worry where you can stay on your safari to Uganda’s Lake Mburo national park the closest game park to Kampala city. The park boosts with quality accommodation facilities that makes your stay to feel as if you’re not in the midst of the wildness such lodges or hotels include; Mburo safari lodge, Rwakobo Rock lodge, Hyena Hill lodge, Mihingo lodge, Rwakobo Rock lodge, many more.

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