Lake Mburo Holidays
The flat river valleys of Lake Mburo National Park feature dense thickets of vegetation, offering an attractive environment for wildlife viewing. There are five lakes in the vicinity, Lake Mburo being the largest on offer, but all are a big draw to the surrounding wildlife. The main attractions are the plains animals such as zebra, buffalo, impala, topis and elands. Other more elusive residents include leopard, aardvark, pangolin and porcupine, hippos and plenty of crocodiles are also quite alluring. However it is the wetlands that attract some of the rarer animals, such as the shy sitatunga antelope.
- Impeccable birding with over 300 species recorded, including the shoebill stork
- An ideal stop-over for extra game viewing while en-route to the western game parks
- Excellent plains game sightings, with zebra, buffalo and impala
- A number of elusive species to spot such as pangolin and porcupine
- Thrilling boat rides on one of the park's five lakes
The birding is excellent with some 315 species recorded, drawn both by the water and the acacia savannahs. These include Uganda's national bird; the crested crane, the rare shoebill stork, marabou stork and bronze-tailed starling, bee eaters and such exotic birds as the blue-naped coucal and the Nubian woodpecker.
Holidays to Lake Mburo provide the ideal stop over destination thanks to its situation between Kampala and the various national parks of Uganda's western border. While the western border parks boast their own unique wildlife, no less the mountain gorillas of Bwindi and the tree climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo's offering is not to be ignored, as the only park in Uganda to see impala and one of only three areas to glimpse Burchell's zebra.
Selected Lake Mburo itineraries
Our favourite itineraries, showcasing the best of Lake Mburo
Classic Uganda SafariCost Per Person: from from $8,090 Days 11 (Includes international flights from JFK)
LocationsBwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale, Lake Mburo
Ultimate Uganda SafariCost Per Person: from from $8,900 Days 14 (Includes international flights from JFK)
LocationsEntebbe & Kampala, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls
Uganda Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Big Game SafariCost Per Person: from from $6,280 Days 10 (Includes international flights from JFK)
LocationsEntebbe & Kampala, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo
Lake Mburo Accommmodation
Mantana's Lake Mburo Camp
From its hillside situation this charming camp overlooks sprawling Lake Mburo. While it may be one of the only places in Uganda to view zebra and impala, plains game are hardly the highlight; that accolade goes to the scenery, which is nothing short of spectacular.Learn more
One of the only places to see zebra and impala in Uganda, there's also the chance to enjoy a number of activities, including game drives and horse riding. Accommodation is tented and raised on wooden platforms, the views are spectacular.Learn more