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Situated in southwestern Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest of Uganda's savannah national parks, but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in diversity and beauty. Covering just 370 square kilometers, the park is a unique blend of rolling grasslands, acacia woodlands, and a number of lakes, the largest of which is Lake Mburo itself. This wetland system adds a whole different layer to the usual savannah experience.

Lake Mburo is one of the few Ugandan national parks where you can see zebras and the only one where you'll find impalas. In addition to these, the park is home to other herbivores like elands, buffaloes, and oribis. While it doesn't offer the Big Five experience, its intimate wildlife encounters make up for it, providing close-up views of animals that may be missed in larger parks.

Birdwatchers will be delighted to know that the park hosts around 350 bird species. These include the colorful Ross's turaco, the elusive African finfoot, and a variety of papyrus endemics that are attracted to the swamps. The wetlands, fed by the lake, are teeming with crocodiles and hippos, and they offer some of the best bird-watching opportunities.

One of the unique aspects of Lake Mburo National Park is that it's one of the only national parks in Uganda where walking safaris are allowed. This offers an incredibly intimate way to experience the landscape and its inhabitants, guided by experienced rangers who can provide a wealth of information on the ecosystem. Horseback safaris are another way to explore the park, offering a different perspective and the chance to get closer to wildlife than you would on foot or in a vehicle.

The park also offers boat trips on Lake Mburo, giving visitors the opportunity to get close to the aquatic wildlife, including hippos and crocodiles, as well as to enjoy the plethora of birds that populate the lake's shores. Fishing is another activity that's permitted on the lake, offering a relaxing way to engage with the natural environment.

In summary, Lake Mburo National Park offers a diverse range of experiences within its compact size. From walking and horseback safaris to boat trips and fishing excursions, it provides a well-rounded yet intimate wildlife experience. Its mix of landscapes—from wetlands and lakes to grasslands and woodlands—makes it a unique destination that captures the essence of Uganda's incredible natural diversity.

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Geeky Facts about Lake Mburo National Park

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It is Uganda's smallest national park.

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About 5,000 zebras live in the park.

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Wetlands cover almost a fifth of the Park's area.

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14-Day Explore Uganda Wildlife Safari and Apes Uganda

14-Day Explore Uganda Wildlife Safari and Apes Uganda

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East Africa Overland: Serengeti & Safari Drives

East Africa Overland: Serengeti & Safari Drives

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Wildlife Safaris

Wildlife Safaris

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15 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Guided Motorcycle Tour

15 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Guided Motorcycle Tour

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Gorillas & Hiking Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains

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15-Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari

15-Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari

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£2,938 / person

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Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Overland: Forests & Wildlife Spotting

Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Overland: Forests & Wildlife Spotting

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Uganda Overland: Gorillas & Chimps

Uganda Overland: Gorillas & Chimps

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