Located in the southwestern region of the pearl of Africa, Lake Mburo national park sits on an area spanning 260 square kilometres. It is famous for being the only place in southern Uganda with zebras. Lake Mburo is one of the few national parks in Uganda with giant bush rats, impalas and mongoose. The park is continuously becoming a destination for almost all tourists on the western safari circuit.
The fact that Lake Mburo national park is dominated by the eponymous lake, made of forest-fringed shores helmed in by rolling green hills, the park has continuously been underrated yet it is a reliable safari gem. The park is scenically reminiscent of the Kenyan rift valley’s Lake Naivasha which is more celebrated. It has been suffering low numbers of tourists presumably because of its low count of the “big five” particularly lions and elephants irrespective of its strategic location.
Lake Mburo, together with other thirteen lakes form the fifty-kilometre wetland system connected by mainly lush papyrus vegetation. The former open Savannah Lake Mburo national park is now covered by woodland due to the absence of elephants and other big mammals to tame the vegetation. The western wing of the park is covered by savanna interspersed with rocky ridges and lush forested gorges. The numerous lakes here are neighbored by large tracts of papyrus wetlands and narrow bands of riparian woodland.
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