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Lake Mburo National Park is located in Southwestern Uganda along the Kampala Mbarara highway.

Lake Mburo National Park is well known because of its convenient location between Kampala and other tourist game parks in western Uganda such as Bwindi Impenetrable and Queen Elizabeth National Parks.

The park is named after Lake Mburo, which together with 13 other lakes forms an extensive wetland system. Lake Mburo is popular for its large population of zebras in Uganda.

You can also see Impala, Eland, hippos, buffalo and more than 300 species of birds. Lake Mburo has a low number of predators such as lions and leopards.


On your visit to Lake Mburo National Park, you can enjoy any of the following activities.

  • Wildlife game drives
  • Bird watching
  • Hiking
  • Sportfishing
  • Launch trips/ boat ride on Lake Mburo
  • Horseback game viewing
  • Mountain biking

When To Visit

You can visit Lake Mburo National Park at any time of the year. The dry months are most favoured by visitors - especially since it is usually included with a longer itinerary to other tourist attractions in western Uganda.

Getting There

Lake Mburo is easily accessible via the Kampala - Mbarara Highway. Lake Mburo National Park is located some 240 kilometres west of Kampala - a drive that will take you 3 and a half hours.

You can also charter a local flight from Entebbe to Nyakisharara Airstrip in Mbarara, from where you will drive around 40 kilometres in about 30 minutes.

Where To Stay

Like other Ugandan game parks, you will find plenty of accommodation options for you in Lake Mburo National Park. There are luxury, midrange and budget options. Some lodges have good camping grounds.

You can also choose to stay outside of the park, 30 minutes away in Mbarara Town where you can enjoy some nightlife. In Mbarara, you will find more fluid options of accommodation at 'non-tourist' rates.