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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.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: African finfoot, bohor reedbuck, Burchell’s zebra, defassa waterbuck, eland
  • Where: Kiruhura District, Uganda

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itinerary:

Uganda’s Unforgettable Wildlife

Affectionately known as ‘The Pearl of Africa’, the small country of Uganda is a haven for some of the best wildlife on the African continent. Our 14-day small group tour heads to Uganda’s finest wildlife locations, each of which is home to animals that will live long in the memory.

  • When to go: Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,395 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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.