Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo offers rolling hills, acacia woodlands and rich wetlands for rewarding game drives, boat trips and birding.


June to mid-March


Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda is about 4-5 hours drive south from Kampala. It's the ideal spot to break the journey between Entebbe/Kampala and the popular mountainous rainforests of Bwindi and Mgahinga in the south-west.

Most of the park is rolling grasslands and acacia woodland. The centre-piece is Lake Mburo itself,. This is part of an extensive wetland system comprising five lakes. A boat trip on the lake is the best way to appreciate crocodile, hippo and the over 300 species of birds.

But it’s worthy of a visit in its own right. Indeed some of our guests have experienced the best game-viewing in Uganda during their stay here.


Why you may love it

  • Good herds of buffalo, lots of zebra and the largest antelope in Africa, the magnificent eland.
  • Keen birders will enjoy the excellent birding on offer around the lake with 300 species. Specials might even include the African Finfoot or the  iconic Shoebill stork..
  • It offers safari animals that you are unlikely to see elsewhere such as eland, topi, roan antelope and sitatunga.
  • Lake Mburo is the ideal spot to break the journey between Entebbe /Kampala and the popular rainforests of Bwindi and Mgahinga in the south-west.
  • Oribi and impala are well habituated to safari vehicles as well. Or you may be lucky to spot the rare Sitatunga in the wetlands areas.

When to visit Lake Mburo National Park

December to mid-March


This park is open year-round and has a temperate climate. The summer months are a relatively dry time of year, so a good time for a safari.
MAX TEMP 22.5 ℃ / 73 ℉
MIN TEMP 11 ℃ / 52 ℉

mid-March to May

Long Rains

This is the time of the ''long rains'' which peak in April. So it’s not an ideal time to visit Uganda.
MAX TEMP 22 ℃ / 71 ℉
MIN TEMP 11.5 ℃ / 53 ℉

June & July

Dry months & Best Time

This is considered the best time to visit, being the driest time and a very pleasant temperature. This is also the best birding time (May to September)
MAX TEMP 23 ℃ / 74 ℉
MIN TEMP 10 ℃ / 51 ℉

August to November

Rainy season

This is the time of the ‘short rains’. Again not such a good time to visit due to muddy roads and rainfall.
MAX TEMP 28 ℃ / 83 ℉
MIN TEMP 18 ℃ / 64 ℉

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Did you know
  • SizeSmallest park in Uganda
  • Wetlands13 lakes, 5 lakes within the park