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Top Things to do and see in Uganda National Parks

Pelicans and other birds at Kazinga channel

Top Things to do and see at Lake Mburo National Park

At a glance: Lake Mburo is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks covering on 370 sq.kms. Lake Mburo national park shares a name with Lake Mburo, one of the five lakes enclosed in the park. Lake Mburo National Park is the only park where you can encounter Impalas, Topis, and Elands. Other animals found in Lake Mburo are buffalos, leopards, giraffes, and zebras. Additional activities include wildlife safaris, boat cruise, birding safaris, visiting Igongo Cultural Centre, and nature guided walks.

How to get to Lake Mburo: Lake Mburo National Park is accessible by road from Kampala city or Kigali, Rwanda. The drive from Kampala to Lake Mburo takes the utmost 5hrs. The Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara highway is the major connecting route to Lake Mburo from Kampala. Before arriving in Mbarara, visitors to Lake Mburo have to branch off at the Sanga trading center.​

Bird Watching in Echuya Forest Reserve in Rubanda and Kisoro

Located at the intersection of Kisoro and Rubanda (formerly Kabale) district, the Echuya forest reserve is a sanctuary for different plants and birds. The Echuya swamp is a habitat for the globally threatened bird species – Grauer’s Swamp Warbler. The forest is also an essential resource for the neighboring communities. The forest serves as a water catchment area, and local people often harvest bamboo and other resources from the reserve. The Echuya forest is a growing tourist destination, and Bamboo Ecotours offers Birding Day tours to the sanctuary.

Murchison Falls National Park and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Murchison Falls National Park is a popular destination for wildlife viewing, especially giraffes, buffalos, and other wild animals. As the park’s name suggests, Murchison Falls offers stunning views of the might Nile river as it ascends towards northern Uganda and South Sudan. There are daily boat rides provided by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Interested in visiting Murchison Falls contact us for a tailor-made safari or check through our prescribed itineraries. The top attractions and activities to do at Murchison Falls National Park are game drives, Nile Riverboat cruise, top of the falls hike, and Rhino spotting at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary.

Kabwoya Game Reserve, Lake Albert, Western Uganda

On tour to Murchison Falls National Park, you will get a chance that many visitors to western Uganda don’t understand: visiting the unexplored Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve and Lake Albert in western Uganda. Nestled in the valleys of western rift valley around Lake Albert, Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve was established in 2002 by Uganda Wildlife Authority as a sanctuary for different species of wildlife in the Lake Albert highlands. The nature found in the Kabwoya reserve includes Uganda Kob, duikers, and hartebeests. Certain species of primates such as baboons and black colobus monkeys are cited in the park. The only accommodation available at Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve is Lake Albert Safari Lodge, which should undoubtedly meet your lodging needs.

Sipi Falls and Coffee Tours, Mount Elgon National Park

Mount Elgon National Park is located in eastern Uganda at the Uganda-Kenya border. Mount Elgon National Park is 140 kilometers northeast of Lake Victoria and covers an area of 1,110 square kilometers. ​Mt Elgon ranks 8th highest peak on the African continent and is fourth in East Africa after Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya, and Mt Rwenzori. Wagagai is the highest peak of Mt Elgon. The top attractions and activities to do at Mount Elgon National Park are coffee tours, Sipi Falls tours, and hiking adventures.

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