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L. MBURO NATIONAL PARK

Lake Mburo National Park is, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Uganda’s capital Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is one of the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks covering a Total Surface Area of about 370Sqkm underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. Its altitude is about 1,220 – 1,828M above Sea Level making it a Conducive home for 350 species of Birds as well as mammals such as Zebra, Impala, Eland, Buffalo, Oribi, Defassa Water Buck, Leopards, Hippopotamus, Hyena, Topi and Reedbuck.

Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp hence wetlands take 20% of the Park’s surface Area. Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders

However, Once covered by open savanna, Lake Mburo National Park now contains much woodland as there are no elephant to tame the vegetation hence The Park’s previous past has seen Wildlife Virtually Eliminated several Times due to Tsetse Flies, Subsistence Poaching and to make way for ranches. In the western part of the park, the savanna is interspersed with rocky ridges and forested gorges while patches of papyrus swamp and narrow bands of lush riparian woodland line many lakes.

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