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LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda’s smallest national park, was designated in 1982 and is situated in Kiruhura district of Western Uganda. It is situated off the Kampala – Hoima road. The eponymous lake is the largest of five lakes that lie within the park boundaries. The attractive acacia-dotted savannah (158 square miles) is Uganda’s unique home to huge herds of impala, as well as uncommon topi, eland, klipspringer and other antelope. Other animals found in the park include Zebras, buffaloes, while birds include the Crested Francolin, Barefaced Go-away bird, Blue-napped Mousebird, Lilac-breasted Roller, and the cheeky bronze-tailed starling, as well as the majestic crowned crane. There is an unfortunate absence of elephant and lion.

Two different roads connect the park to the main surfaced road between Masaka and Mbarara. From the west, the better approach road branches south at Sanga, 37km east of Mbarara. From Kampala, use the road branching south from the 50km marker for Mbarara, about 20km past Lyantonde. The drive from Kampala is 5 to 6 hours. From Fort Portal the roads are worse and we don’t have an estimate of the time frame. It may be possible to get a matatu to Mubende from Fort Portal and ask from there. It seems much more accessible from Kampala so maybe this is a park to explore when you are closeby. There is no public transport along either of the approach roads so expect to hire a boda-boda or special hire from Sanga.

Upmarket accommodation includes
Mihingo Lodge (+256 (0)752410509 or email: info@mihingolodge.com).

Budget camping and and bandas are at the
Rwonyo Rest Camp, bookings can be made via the UWA headquarters.

 
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