Five facts you didn’t know about Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park

Kigambira Safari Lodge is located at the heart of Lake Mburo National Park. The Park is located in Kiruhura district, near Mbarara in Uganda, making it the closest to both Kampala and Entebbe.

Here are five facts you probably did not know about Lake Mburo National Park:

  • Legend has it that the name “Mburo” originated from two brothers, Kigarama and Mburo who lived in the low-lying Savannah plains. Stories and legends like this can be narrated to you by our tour guides on your safari game drive and visits to the local community.
  • Five lakes lie within the park’s borders. One of the major lakes includes the famous Lake Mburo which forms part of the wetland system. Kigambira Safari Lodge is named after Lake Kigambira, one of the other lakes found in the national park.
Lake Kigambira in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Lake Mburo National Park was previously settled by Banyankole-Bahima pastoralists before being gazetted to a game reserve in 1963. While the residents were eventually resettled, you can still find cultural landmarks within the park, like Kigarama where the servants of the king used to stay.
  • Home to more than 300 species of birds. You can spot the African-grey Hornbill, Shoebill Stork, Southern Red Bishop, White-winged Warbler and other species in Lake Mburo National Park. If you wish to arrange a bird watching experience, you can find more information here .
Bird watching at Kigambira Safari Lodge
  • You can find more than 60 mammal species in the park. It has been a while since a lion was last seen in Lake Mburo National Park, but you can spot zebras, buffaloes, giraffes, waterbucks, hippos and if you are lucky enough, the leopard. Kigambira Safari Lodge can arrange for you a night game drink if you wish to live on the wild side of life.

Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem compared to the rest of the National Parks in Uganda. Only a 3–4 hour drive from Kampala, Kigambira Safari Lodge, located in Lake Mburo National Park is the perfect getaway for you to unwind in the wild.

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