Find Zebras, Leopards, Jackals, Hyenas, Buffaloes, Antelopes, Hippos, Crocodiles and over 300 kinds of birds...so much more!
Nearest park to Kampala 4½ hours
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Lake Mburo is not often found in Safari brochures as part of a Ugandan Package, yet this Park has a long and varied history as a conservation area and as a park.
The area has long been considered a prime grazing area by the Bahima pastoralists with their giant horned Ankole cattle. Man and his cattle lived alongside the animals in the area of what is now the park but hunted down animals such as Lions since they threatened their herds and at times themselves. It has been a see-saw battle back and forth but finally people came together and formed a conservation group that took in the interests of the surrounding communities and they in turn had an opportunity to air their grievances. Today those communities receive a percentage of the proceeds from the park which goes to build infrastructure such as schools, medical clinics and more.
The Park itself is graced by Lake Mburo, 5 other smaller lakes and various areas that swampy in nature and provide a good place for birds to be found. About a 5th of the park is covered by lakes and wetland, there are rock covered ridges, plenty of savanna graced by several species of Acacia Trees.
Mammals: Here are some of the major ones you will find in Lake Mburo National Park.
· Leopard: A good guide with you or simply be fortunate to see one since they are quite elusive.
· Lions: In January of 2009 Lions have been spotted once again in Lake Mburo Park after an absence of 12 years. They are being tracked to see if they will remain the park. This is good news.
· Burchell Zebra: Thousands are found here and not at in most Wildlife Parks except Kidepo that is not too accessible for most unless you fly in.
Distance from Kampala is 4½ hour drive time
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