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Lake Mburo National Park/Uganda

Introducing Lake Mburo National Park

This national park (260 sq km) is the zebra capital of Uganda. Midway between Masaka and Mbarara, the terrain is savannah with scattered acacia trees. There are five lakes, including Mburo, and some of the rarer mammals in Uganda, such as impalas, elands, reedbucks, klipspringers and topis. Lake Mburo is one of the few national parks in which visitors are allowed to walk, accompanied by a ranger.

Rwonyo Rest Camp (park headquarters; s/d/bandas USh10, 000/15, 000/20, 000) offers some of UWA’s better bandas. Meals are available, or you can buy fresh fish from locals. More serene for campers is the camp site (per person USh10, 000) on the shores of Lake Mburo, just a short distance from Rwonyo.

There are three entrances to the national park from the main Masaka–Mbarara road, but for hitching into the park or chartering a vehicle, it’s best to use the route from Sanga. A 4WD is recommended, but a trip around the park is possible in a 2WD car during the dry season.