Mburo National Park, Uganda

Lake Mburo National Park

This small, but often overlooked park is ideally located on the way to or from Bwindi, and a few days spent here gives you plenty of wildlife and the chance to unwind.

Nubian woodpeckers and flycatchers flit across smooth lakes, as hippos and crocodiles bask in the sun. Needless to say, boat safaris play a big part here but walking safaris and horse-riding also offer alternatives to more traditional drives.

Small but perfectly formed, the tranquil Lake Mburo National Park is situated in rolling hills surrounding forest ringed lakes and open grassy valleys. Comparisons are inevitably made with the Kenyan lakes, but Mburo has a relaxed feel all of its own with the beautiful sitatunga and eland moving gracefully through the park, and where hyena and leopard are often heard and occasionally seen.

Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda
Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda

Why visit Lake Mburo National Park

  • One of the only parks in Uganda where you can enjoy horse-back safaris
  • Perfectly positioned to unwind for a few days after trekking in Bwindi
  • A mixture of activities on foot, vehicle or kayak gets you close to the game
  • The only park in Uganda to contain an entire lake
  • Stay at Mihingo Lodge, one of the most stylish lodges in the region and watch the sunset from the bar set in the kopjes overlooking the park.

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Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management.

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Chris is the Conde Nast Traveller chosen Specialist for Africa.

25 years ago, my first trip to Africa took on a life of its own. I planned for three months, I stayed for two years. Whilst there, I was mistaken for a priest, attacked by sharks and arrested. Yet the countless, clattering journeys opened my eyes to the beauty of the landscapes and the grace of the people. My recent trips are undoubtedly more comfortable, but the welcome is as warm as ever and the best experiences are still those I never see coming.

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