Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park
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HeatherMegaMauriFan
London273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We did a game drive here and it was fantastic. The highlight was definitely the hippopotamus and the gold-crested herons. We had a gorgeous sunset with a moving 'tower of giraffes' and we saw zebra, warthogs, buffalo, various antelope including Topi. It was a fantastic first safari game drive having done tracking of gorillas and chimps. The savannah is a great backdrop as are the cactus trees. We loved it. Watch out for the blue bags hanging around to attract/kill tsetse flies (and don't wear anything royal blue, they are attracted to this colour).
Written February 7, 2022
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William P
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
If you want to camp inside the park, in a secluded location, Kingfisher site is great. (also known as number 3) A little out of the way and tricky to find, so be sure to ask for specific directions. With a lovely view of the lake, you will see hippos popping their heads out at dusk and sunrise. Light a fire as a precaution to protect you from the hippos. There was one open shelter and amenities, however there was no running water at the time we stayed. Peaceful and surrounded by nature. The stars under the African sky were so bright and wonderful!
Written October 22, 2023
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SriniShenoy
Bengaluru, India298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Usually used as a 'pitstop' on the return to Kampala from Bwindi (Gorilla Tracking) towards the end of most Uganda Safari trips. Maybe it deserves an additional day of Safaris and relaxation!
Good things going for Lake Mburo: Giraffes, Elands and Impalas - only place where they are found in Southern / Western Uganda. Combination of lake systems, woodlands, grasslands - make up a good safari with some very nice bird watching opportunities as well!
12 mammals and 30 bird species is not bad for a half day safari. Wish I had more time!
Written April 16, 2020
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Canine Safaris Ltd
Mbarara, Uganda26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Travelers with Canine Safaris Ltd in Lake Mburo National Park delight in a unique wildlife experience. Witness the majesty of zebras, impalas, and elands in their natural habitat, creating moments of pure happiness.

Canine Safaris Ltd takes pride in crafting unforgettable encounters with these magnificent creatures. Our guided tours ensure a deep connection with the diverse wildlife, making every moment an adventure. And we were so happy of the park's diverse wildlife.
Written February 7, 2024
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SamOtim
Kampala, Uganda206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This is a small national park surrounding lake Mburo. I was pleasantly surprised as it is not usually very popular compared to other national parks in Uganda. Nevertheless, the park has nothing to envy to the others, actually it has its own uniqueness. For example, you will not miss seeing zebras, Topi, Eland antelopes here (you will not see anywhere else in Uganda) as well as an incredible amount of birds, some also rare. Excellent park for bird lovers and watching. The boat cruise of 2 hours was also very nice, calm and easy.... with a lot of hippos, birds of all kinds (never seen so many African Fish Eagles like here). Less famous, but very nice park. If you are very lucky it is also possible to spot leopards (especially at night) and the only lion in the park. We were not that lucky, so will be back.
Written October 20, 2020
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Lili P
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
DO NOT use the UWA ranger called Damian to do your night safari (or any other one).
He was completely unprofessional and finished our safari an hour early.
It’s very dark and there’s only one light strapped to the vehicle so it’s very difficult to see but worth doing if you’re trying to see a leopard. Otherwise I think the daytime safaris are much nicer and there are lots of zebras, buffalo, warthogs, giraffes, various antelope and various baboons to see.
Written June 28, 2021
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Mark H
Bend, OR168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
We did a walking tour of Lake Mburo National Park. It was early in the morning when we set out and the fog had settled in over the park which gave it an ethereal atmosphere. It was magical to see the giraffes appearing out of the mist - there was a large herd and we got very close. During our 2-hour walk, we got to see zebras, impalas and topi up close. It was all rather lovely.
Written December 22, 2022
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904agnesc
Zoutleeuw, Belgium357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
It's one of the smaller parks of Uganda but my goodness, what a variety of wildlife there is ! Make sure to take a boatride on the lake. You'll see heaps of hippos and lots and lots of birds. 1 day is not nearly enough to even get a glimpse of the area. Make sure you stay at least 2 days.
Written June 25, 2021
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CLDAM
Cali, Colombia144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We did a morning drive and then a short walking safari. It’s the home of the zebras; they’re everywhere. I loved to see how healthy they look. Also, tons of giraffes were spotted. Definitely a place to visit!
Written July 1, 2023
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tgrafton
UK134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This park really exceeded my expectations. The birding was fantastic and we had amazing close views of other wildife. I loved seeing zebra up close.
Written March 21, 2020
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