LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

Lake Mburo national park is located in southern Uganda along Mbarara-Lyantonde and formerly the park was in Mbarara district but due to the creation of more new districts the park now lies in Kiruhura district boarding with Lyantonda and Mbarara. Mburo lies in an area covered by extensive acacia woodland, and has different fauna than other reserves, about 20% of the surface is wetlands. It is the best place in the country to see the gigantic eland antelope, as well as zebra, topi, impala, and several acacia-associated birds.

The five lakes within the park attract hippos, crocodiles and a variety of waterbirds, while fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus mammals such as the sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek. The activities include Game Viewing of about 68 different species of mammals. Birding, this Park has Open water birds, Lakeshore and papyrus swamp birds, Seasonal swamp birds, Woodland birds, Grassland birds and Forest birds.

Birds of the Open Water in this Park include; Pink-backed pelican, Darter, White pelican, Yellow-billed duck, Long-tailed cormorant, White winged black tern and Greater Cormorant Lakeshore and papyrus swamp birds They are over 26 species of lakeshore and papyrus swamp birds recorded in this Park, such as the Fish eagle, Pied kingfisher, African fin foot, Great white egret, Night heron. Some activities include nature walks and Boat Rides.

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