Lake Mburo: Whisper of the wild
Uganda’s smallest savanna park (370 sq km) lies enroute from Kampala to Bwindi. A mosaic of habitants including open water, wetland, grassland, woodland and forest patches supports a diverse population of herbivores.
Rwonyo Rest Camp
Rwonyo is the centre for tourism activities in the park. The Rest Camp is the starting point for nature walks with an interpretation Centre on the hilltop behind the rest camp describes the park’s history and biodiversity.
The eastern hinterland of Lake Mburo is served by a network of game tracks along which a variety of savanna animals and birds can be sighted. For example the Impala track, Zebra Track and the Ruroko Track for the Kopjes and birds.
In the south of the park, the Lakeside Track commonly known as the Kazuma Track provides a panoramic view of the dense woodland home to gush buck and bush duiker. This lake and seven more can also be seen from the Kazuma Hill lookout.
The eastern shores of Lake Mburo can be explored by boat, departing from the lakeside campsite near Rwonyo. Look out for crocodile and hippopotamus during the 2 hour trip, as well as birds including pelicans, heron, cormorant and fish eagle and sometimes the rare shoebill stork. Fishermen with their own equipment may fish in the lake on request.
Safaris including Lake Mburo