How To Get To Lake Mburo National Park

How To Get To Lake Mburo National Park

How To Get To Lake Mburo National Park :  Lake Mburo National Park is a stunning wildlife reserve, which is located in western Uganda in Mbarara district, and it covers a distance, which is approximately about 240 kilometers from the southwest of Kampala the capital city of this country. Lake Mburo national  is known for its diverse ecosystems including savannahs, forests hence acting as a good natural habitat to many wildlife species such as; zebras, elands, buffalos, impala, Defessa waterbucks, leopards, hippos, hyenas, topi, reedbucks among others and it also hosts a large population of about 350 bird species. . Getting to Lake Mburo National Park involves a combination of road transport and it is recommended to use 4 by 4 wheels or individuals can opt to go by air travel. Here is a comprehensive guide to help you navigate your way to this remarkable destination.

By road Transport.

The most common and budget-friendly way to reach Lake Mburo National Park is when tourists opt to travel by road transport. With this, you can choose to hire a private car, use public transportation, or opt for a guided tour. The road journey always takes approximately 3 to 4 hours covering a distance of about 228 kilometers depending on traffic and road conditions. However, if you prefer the flexibility of driving yourself, you can rent a car in Kampala and this journey usually involves taking the Masaka- Mbarara highway. More so, there are several entry gates, which individuals can use to get inside the park and some of these include;

  • The Kyanyanshara Gatelies close to the famous and luxurious Mihingo Lodge. It is situated just 18 kilometers south of Akagate Trading Centre, which is 14 kilometers west of Lyantonde.
  • Alternatively, tourists can also use the 9-kilometer dirt road, which leads to the Nshara Gate.This road turns south from the main road, about 500 meters west of Akagate Trading Centre. In addition, this gate is considered as the most commonly used entrance gate.
  • Tourists can opt to use the Sanga Gateto access Lake Mburo National Park. Simply take the 13-kilometer dirt road from the main road at Sanga Trading Center to Sanga Gate. Sanga trading center lies 13 kilometers from Akagate trading center and 27 kilometers from Lyantonde.
  • Visitors travelling from Kibale National Park via Ibanda and Rushere can also access Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda. Traveling to Lake Mburo national park from Kibale can take about 3½ hours. This is convenient for visitors who wish to visit the national park after a chimpanzee trekking tour in Kibale National Park.
  • Travelers can also access Lake Mburo National Park from Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishaka and Mbarara, taking approximately 2½ to 3½ hours and covering a distance of about 186 kilometers.

By Air Transport.

For those tourists seeking a faster way and more scenic option on how to access Lake Mburo National Park. Due to the fact, there are airstrips near Lake Mburo National Park. Tourists can then book their Charter flights from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airfield to the airstrips near the park. However, it is option is more expensive but saves time and offers breathtaking aerial views of the landscape. In addition, this flight always takes about 1½ hours to be able to reach the park.

Park Fees and Permits.   

 Tourists are advised that before entering the park, they be always required to pay relevant entrance fees and obtain any required permits. These fees contribute a lot towards to the conservation efforts and maintenance of the park.

How To Get To Lake Mburo National Park
Horse Riding At Lake Mburo National Park

Activities to do in Lake Mburo National Park.

Exploring in Lake Mburo National Park  grants tourists opportunities to embark onto interesting activities during their free time as they learn and enjoy new experiences and some of these activities to do include; game drives which are done in different sessions such as; in the morning, afternoon and evening, boat cruise, horseback riding, hiking and guided nature walks, bird watching, mountain biking, sport fishing, camping, community visit and cultural encounters, wildlife viewing among others.

Accommodation Facilities.

Lake Mburo national park offers the visitors with various accommodation facilities where they can stay as they are on their safari within the park. However, these lodging facilities are ranged differently for example; from budget, mid-range and luxury. In addition, it is advisable to book your accommodation in advance most especially during the peak season. And some of these lodging facilities include; Mihingo Safari Lodge, Rwonyo Rest Camp, Mburo Safari Lodge, Mantana Tented Camp, Ssana Community Lodge and Eagles’s Nest to mention but a few.

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