Holidays to Lake Mburo

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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.

The view on holidays to Lake Mburo National Park View from pool at Mihinga Lodge Impala

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.

Lake Mburo Highlights

  • 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

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Selected Lake Mburo Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Lake Mburo

All Uganda Itineraries
Tree climbing lion in Queen Elizabeth NP - Photo by Akorn DMC

Classic Uganda Safari

Days
11
Cost Per Person
From $8,060 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale, Lake Mburo
Baby gorilla - Photo by Gorilla Doctors

Ultimate Uganda Safari

Days
14
Cost Per Person
From $8,870 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls
Hippos at Queen Elizabeth NP - Photo by Volcanoes Safaris

Uganda Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Big Game Safari

Days
10
Cost Per Person
From $6,250 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo
Baby Gorilla - Photo by Sanctuary Lodges

The Ultimate Primates and Predators Uganda and Kenya Safari

Days
19
Cost Per Person
From $13,640 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Uganda
Locations
Masai Mara, Samburu & Shaba, Meru National Park, Nairobi, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo Accommmodation

All Uganda accommodations
  • Mantana's Lake Mburo Camp
    Tent exterior

    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.

  • Mihingo Lodge
    Kings room

    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.