Magical Lake Mburo

I was pinching myself… is this real life?

We were so lucky to spend 3 nights and 4 days exploring Lake Mburo National Park. We stayed at Hyena Hill Lodge which is perched on top of a hill offering the most amazing, magical views of the savannah.

It was so magical I had to pinch myself. There I was with giraffe and zebra, right there in their environment.

We were fortunate to do a morning game drive with the most amazing Ranger called Linda and we did an afternoon boat safari as well. It was so magical to see the animals in their natural environment.

Hyena Hill Lodge was great with little A-frame cottages and a very creative and inventive chef. Everyone made us feel very welcome. Each night we were able to have a lovely campfire and enjoyed singing around it and gazing at the billions of stars that you could see in the inky black sky. The entire experience was breathtaking.

About Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years.

It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, 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. Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders. Once covered by open savanna, Lake Mburo National Park now contains much woodland as there are no elephants to tame the vegetation. 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.