Getting to Lake Mburo National Park

Getting to Lake Mburo National Park: Lake Mburo national park in Uganda can be accessed by road or air transport means. Visitors interested in visiting this national park are advised to use a 4X4 wheel drive safari vehicle so as to easily navigate the dirt roads within the national park.

The Park in Uganda is situated in the western region of the country in Mbarara district. It is the smallest savannah national park in Uganda covering a radius of only 370 square kilometers. 

The park in Uganda is home to about 350 bird species, as well as other wildlife animals such as; zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribis, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck among others.

The national park has a total of 13 lakes with Lake Mburo being the most popular and frequently accessed lake in the national park. Visitors travelling to the national park can take 3 and a half hours to reach the park from Kampala city.

Getting to Lake Mburo National Park
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Accessing Lake Mburo National Park by Road.

The 228 kilometer drive to Lake Mburo in Uganda usually starts from Kampala and takes about 3½ hours. Travelers can access the national park from either of the three entrance gates at the park which include; the Kyanyanshara Gate, Sanga Gate and finally the Nshara Gate.

The Kyanyanshara Gate lies close to the famous and luxurious Mihingo Lodge. It is situated just 18 kilometers south of Akagate Trading Centre, which is 14 kilometers west of Lyantonde.

Alternatively, travelers can use the 9 kilometer dirt road which leads to the Nshara Gate. This road turns south from the main road, about 500 meters west of Akagate Trading Centre.

Visitors can also use the Sanga Gate to access the national park. Simply take the 13 kilometer dirt road from the main road at Sanga Trading Center to Sanga Gate. Sanga trading center lies 13 kilometers from Akagate trading center and 27 kilometers from Lyantonde.

The Park in the western part of Uganda can also be accessed by visitors travelling from Kibale National Park via Ibanda and Rushere. Traveling to the national park from Kibale can take about 3½ hours. This is convenient for visitors who wish to visit the national park after a chimpanzee trekking safari in Kibale National Park.

Travelers can also access Lake Mburo national park in Uganda from Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishaka and Mbarara, taking approximately 2½ to 3½ hours and covering a distance of about 186 kilometers.

Travelling by air to Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda.

Visitors can also access Lake Mburo by air. Aviation companies such as AreoLink Uganda offer travelers direct flights from Entebbe International Airport to Mbarara town, and these take about 1½ hours. 

However, flight durations for these domestic flights can vary depending on the aircraft routing, so make certain first inquire for the flight schedules from your trusted Tour Operator Company like Explore Rwanda Tours before booking for a domestic flight.

Activities offered in Lake Mburo in Uganda.

 Visitors travelling to Lake Mburo National Park can do a number of activities like; game drives, boat cruise, horseback riding, hiking and guided nature walks, birding, mountain biking, sport fishing, camping, and community visits among others.

Accommodation in Lake Mburo in Uganda.

If you are looking for accommodation within and near the park, you can stay in the following lodges; Mihingo Safari Lodge, Rwonyo Rest Camp, Mburo Safari Lodge, Mantana Tented Camp, Ssana Community Lodge and Eagles’s Nest to mention but a few.

Conclusion: You can always combined your visit to Lake Mburo in Uganda with a visit to other national parks like; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Semuliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park and Murchison Falls National Park.

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