Zebras in Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park Travel Blog

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This is one of the smaller national game reserves in Uganda and one of the only ones with a larger population of Zebras. It has an acacia woodland landscape and other species other than the zebra, while on safari, I was able to see the eland antelopes. The eland antelopes are a larger species of antelope, they are big and look a little different from the regular antelope. However, Lake Mburo is famous for its Zebras, a large herd of Zebras call this park home.

As the name suggests, there is a lake within the park called Mburo. Lake Mburo is the largest if five lakes in the region. The lake allows for crocodiles to breed, and have attracted hippos through the years. Not only will you be able to see the Zebras, but you can now add hippos, buffalo, crocodiles and a variety of bird species. Bird watching safaris are popular so are fishing trips. It is a park is a Savannah grassland, but being in the tropics it is green, colorful and filled with nature's noise

The park has accommodation options, should you choose to spend a night in the park. A day safari is all you need unless you plan to fish or go on a weekend getaway.
Most tour companies in Kampala offer day safaris or three days safaris to Lake Mburo. I did the day safari on a return journey from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where I went gorilla tracking.

From Kampala, it is a three and a half hours drive to the park.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain. 

sarahsan says:
Hi Harriet! I was there in 2006 on our way to Bwindi. I enjoyed this Park very much.
Posted on: Aug 10, 2009
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Lake Mburo National Park
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