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No. 4 - LAKE MBURO NP

 

 

This single sided map shows the game tracks and tourist accommodation in the eastern section of Lake Mburo National Park. A mammal list and Top 50 birdlist are included.

 

Conveniently located (roughly) midway between Bwindi and Kampala, Uganda’s smallest savannah park is a mandatory diversion on the long drive between the capital and the gorilla parks of south western Uganda.   Though compact, the park’s 370km2 area contains a range of habitats, including grassland, forest, acacia woodland, wetland and lakes.  These sustain a variety of wildlife species, including Uganda’s only population of impala, and the country’s largest numbers of zebra and eland. Other species of interest include topi, buffalo, oribi, waterbuck, hippo, leopard, spotted hyena, and crocodile. Lion were seen on the Research Track in 2010, the first sighting for many years. 315 types of bird have been identified, with acacia species being particularly well represented. The map presents a selection of 40 birding as well as a checklist of mammals

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The appeal of seeking a variety of wildlife in a variety of scenic settings is enhanced by some novel means of doing so.  Game drives, boat trips, walking safaris and horse riding are all possible. A choice of accommodation is available, from the exclusive Mihingo Lodge, located on a kopje just outside the park’s eastern boundary, to basic standing tents and campsites close to Lake Mburo.

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

Bradt Guide to Uganda (7th edition: 2013) Philip Briggs & Andrew Roberts.

Updates on blog: http://bradtugandaupdate.wordpress.com

 

Uganda Wildlife Authority

For information about Uganda’s national parks www.ugandawildlife.org

 

Mihingo Lodge

www.mihingolodge.com

 

Guide to Lake Mburo National Park - Deborah Snelson & Alison Wilson

 

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