Lake Mburo National Park Safaris, Vacations & Wildlife Experiences
Located in the Kiruhura District of western Uganda is Lake Mburo, National Park. Covering an area of 260 square kilometres (100 square miles), it is one of the smallest parks in East Africa on an Uganda safari.
In 1935, Uganda’s colonial government declared the area that surrounded Lake Mburo as a controlled hunting area. However, during the 1940s, the region suffered from a severe outbreak of sleeping sickness carried by tsetse flies. A program was set in place to rid the area of the tsetse flies during the 1950s but to do this, almost all the animals had to be killed.
Thankfully, by the 1960s, pastoralists began to return to the area and it was declared Lake Mburo Game Reserve to fully protect the wildlife that remained. Finally, in 1983, the region gained national park status suitable for an Uganda safari.
Despite being a small park and having witnessed unparalleled threats to survival, Lake Mburo National Park has been able to rebuild and now hosts a variety of animals including zebra, impalas, buffaloes and over 300 bird species. Along with the five other lakes within the park (and seven outside its borders), Lake Mburo forms a wetland system that attracts many hippopotami and crocodiles as well as water birds. Today the park provides various tracks for visitors to follow that allow for excellent game-viewing opportunities on Uganda safaris.
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