National Park Lake Mburo

National Park Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo is less than a 2-hour drive from Masaka. Only 2 hours drive to imagine yourself in another world. In this park there are zebras, many different birds (among which the osprey and all kinds of kingfishers), crocodiles and hippos.

Masaka to Lake Mburo

General information

Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest National Park in Uganda, very conveniently located on a highway that connects the towns of Mbarara and Masaka. The park contains five lakes and has beautiful rock formations that are more than 500 million years old.

  • Size: 370 km2
  • Altitude: 1,220 m - 1,828 m above sea level
  • About 20% of the surface of the park is wetland

The absence of elephants means that more and more forests are growing in the park. In the past, the area was one big open savannah. In the western part of the park you will still find large stretches of savannah, interspersed with rocky ridges, wooded gorges and large pieces of papyrus swamp. In the past, the game in this park has been almost extinct a number of times due to tseese flies and poaching. The status of National Park helps to prevent this as money is now coming in to monitor the park. In addition, 20 percent of the park's income is used to finance local community projects such as construction clinics and schools.

Spend the night with Joeboentoe

We have a very nice place to spend the night, a stone's throw from the park. Here at low prices we can do mountain bike tours in and around the park, take morning walks and explore the park with a 4wd jeep.

Photos and videos of Joeboentoe and her volunteers.