Lake Mburo National Park is a gem of a park, conveniently located close to the western highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. Though the park is just 370km2 in size, its landscapes are varied and even a short drive is alive with interest and color.
Youu’ll pass gallery forest, open savannah and acacia woodland, rock kopjes, seasonal and permanent swamps, and open water, as you search for the wealth of wildlife they support. This includes species such as impala, Burch ell’s zebra, and eland that are not found elsewhere in western Uganda.
Lake Mburo National Park lies between the towns of Masaka and Mbarara in western Uganda, 228km from Kampala – about 3 hrs drive. Two gates enter the park from the Mbarara road. Approaching from Kampala, the turning to Nshara gate is 13kms past Lyantonde. The junction for Sanga gate is at Sanga t rading centre, 27kms past Lyantonde. Both junctions are clearly signposted. It is about 20 minutes drive from either gate to Rwonyo