Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest Savannah park in Uganda at the size of 260 km². Because of its uniqueness, the park offers magnificent tourist attractions like Zebras, lions, impala, topi, eland, bush buck, buffalo, warthog, leopard, hyena and jackal among others.
Lake Mburo National Park is located approximately 240 kilometers from Kampala and only 30 Kilometers from Mbarara – the biggest town in Western Uganda.
68 Mammals species are found in Lake Mburo National Park and the best place to see the leopard, especially during night game drives and safaris. The park has more than 315 different species of birds including the rare shoebill stork, paprus yellow warbler, African finfoot, saddle billed stork, brown chested wattled plover, carruther’s cisticola, tabora cisticola, great snipe, Abyssinian ground hornbill, African fish eagle, saddle billed stork and white winged warbler. The woody vegetation of Lake Mburo is dominated by Acacia species, Olea species and Boscia species. The fringing swamps in the park also hide secretive papyrus specialists such as the red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek; you would not want to miss.
Top things to film in Lake Mburo National Park
Crystal Fixers Uganda exposes you to many things in Lake Mburo National Park like wild animals like Zebras, Giraffes, lions, impala, topi, eland, bush buck, buffalo, warthog, leopard, hyena and jackal among others. Many birds as well like shoebill stork, paprus yellow warbler, African finfoot, saddle billed stork, brown chested wattled plover, carruther’s cisticola, tabora cisticola, great snipe and so on.
Requirements for filming in Lake Mburo National Park
All foreign photographers; Freelancers and media photographers must get accreditation from Uganda Media council (UMC).
You will also need to temporarily clear filming equipment into the country at any entry. Contact Crystal fixers Uganda to assist you clear the equipment.
Film makers will also need get filming permit of sign filming contract with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).
Best filming time in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo is one of the easy parks to access and can be visited all year round but dry season is the best. Dry season occurs in June to August and December to February. June, July & August – June and July are the driest months in the south, but it can still rain. Unlike the south, these months are part of the Wet season in the north. The far north, including Kidepo Valley, is semi-arid and can experience droughts some years.
Where to stay during Lake Mburo National Park Filming
Lake Mburo National Park is surrounded by Luxury, Mid-range and Budget accommodation. The list is endless but to mention a few include Mihingo Safari Lodge, Lake Mburo Safari Lodge, Hyena Hill Lodge, Kigambira Safari Lodge, Leopard Rest Camp, Rwakobo Rock, Eagle’s Nest Lodge, Arcadia Cottages, Rwonyo Rest camp among others.