Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park in the Western Region of Uganda is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks. Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders. It is located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda, it is about 30 kilometres (19 mi), by road, east of Mbarara, the largest city in the sub-region. The park has a variety of animals such as zebras, hippopotamus, impala, warthogs, elands, buffaloes, jackals, leopards, and over three hundred (300) bird species.


Lake Mburo National Park has a tropical climate and is situated in the Ankole southern climatic zone. The lake also lies with in the rain shadow area that is between Lake Victoria and Rwenzori Mountains. The park has got two seasons including the dry and wet seasons that receive the bi- modal low rain fall that ranges between 500 and 1000mm. the rainfall also tends to be so erratic as well as unreliable, temperatures here range between 23-25 degrees.



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