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Lake Mburo National Park forms part of a 50 kilometre-long wetland system, and has up to 70 mammal species and good populations of plains game.

The park is home to large herds of zebra, impala, eland and other ungulates. Other mammals found in the park include oribi and Bohor reedbuck.  

Birdwatchers can also find a good range of birds here, with African finfoot and papyrus bushshrike sighted on a regular basis. Lake Mburo is also home to shoebills, although they are rarely seen.

Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: African finfoot, bohor reedbuck, Burchell’s zebra, defassa waterbuck, eland
  • Where: Kiruhura District, Uganda
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Mihingo Lodge

This exclusive retreat beside Lake Mburo National Park consists of 12 spacious tented rooms on wooden platforms with thatched roofs, all with exceptional views. The infinity pool overlooks the valley below where zebra, bushbuck, buffalo, eland, impala and warthogs can be seen drinking at the waterhole.