Lake Mburo National Park Entrance Fee & More on Visiting Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda

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This post is about Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda. Since many of you come to this post looking for more information about the Lake Mburo National Park entrance fee, though, I’ve updated this post to include more information about that.

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UWA Tariff 2022-2024

Here is the Uganda Wildlife Authority rate card for all of Uganda’s national parks.

To jump to the section with the Lake Mburo National Park entrance fees, click here.

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All Park Entrance Fees at a Glance

Lake Mburo National Park entrance fee and  entrance fees of all other UWA parks

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Queen Elizabeth National Park Entrance Fee/Entrance Fee Queen Elizabeth National Park & Murchison Falls National Park

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Lake Mburo National Park Uganda Fees (+ Mt. Elgon National Park Fees & Rwenzori Mountains National Park Fees)

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  • All visitors are required to present valid identification documents to confirm resident status
  • Your Lake Mburo National Park entrance fee is independent of package activities.
  • Your Lake Mburo National Park entrance fee is valid for twenty four hours from time of entrance. Extra time spent in the park after 24 hours will be charged as an extra day.
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Lake Mburo National Park Map

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Lake Nakuru Entrance Fee 2023 & Nairobi National Park Entrance Fee

If you came to this post looking for the Lake Nakuru National Park fees, find them in the flyer below under premium parks.

You can also find the park fees for Nairobi National Park under Urban Safari. (Click anywhere on the flyer to expand it in a new window.)

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Lake Mburo National Park Photos

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Lake Mburo National Park Activities

In Lake Mburo National Park you can:

  • go on a game drive both during the day and at night
  • go on a boat cruise around Lake Mburo
  • bird watch
  • go on a nature walk/hike
  • sport fish
  • horseback ride, and
  • tour the park on a bicycle

Lake Mburo National Park Tickets & Excursions

If you are interested in purchasing tour tickets and/or excursions for Lake Mburo National Park or other wildlife reserves in Uganda, you can do so here.

Facts About Lake Mburo National Park

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 savanna national parks.

It is home to 350 bird species. It’s also home to 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 50-km long wetland system linked by a swamp.

Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders.

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Accommodation in Lake Mburo NationalPark

Lake Mburo National Park has a selection of good accommodation both inside and outside the park, for every budget.

To find out more about what the range of accommodation in or near Lake Mburo National Park is, click here.

Here is how I came to visit Lake Mburo National Park for the first time and what I experienced while I was there.

A little after publishing my last post about the Kenya Wildlife Service Marine Park Tour, I found myself in Uganda for a late end-of-year holiday.

I believe I have mentioned on this blog before that I am part Ugandan.

Like many other Ugandans, the end-of-year season, for me, usually includes a trip to the village to bond with family and just relax—a  very common way to celebrate the holiday season in East Africa.

I hadn’t done this at Christmas for a couple of reasons, but in January, I thought: better late than never.

This late end-of-year break, however, came with a little something extra.

I got to do some tourism near my hometown in Kiruhura District for the first time.

Today, I’d like to tell you a little bit about visiting Lake Mburo National Park.

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Defassa Waterbuck in Lake Mburo National Park
Defassa Waterbuck in Lake Mburo National Park

Uganda Tops Lonely Planet’s Top Countries to Visit List

In 2011, when I realized that Uganda had been named Lonely Planet’s top country to visit in 2012, it suddenly dawned on me that though I had often been to Uganda, I had never really viewed it as a tourist destination.

Rather, the time I spent in Uganda was usually about spending time with my extended family.

That, I thought, needed to change.

Deciding to Explore Uganda as a Tourist

So…that year, as I found myself spending long days chilling in the village, I decided to do something touristy.

I would take a trip to Lake Mburo National Park.

Trust me, that wasn’t much of a stretch: Lake Mburo National Park is also in Kiruhura District. Yet, for all the years I had been going to Kiruhura, not once had I thought of visiting the park.

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Keeping with the theme of family bonding, I loaded my mother’s car full of relatives, and off we went to discover what Lake Mburo National Park had to offer.

In less than two hours, we found ourselves at Lake Mburo National Park’s Sanga gate, where we stopped to pay the Lake Mburo National Park entrance fee.

The fees were quite low since everyone in the car was East African.

We paid Ush. 10,000 per person and Ush. 30,000 for the car and proceeded into the park for the 9 km drive to the park’s headquarters at Rwonyo.

Zebra at Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda

Entering Lake Mburo National Park

As soon as we entered the park, we began to see animals (but then again, in Kiruhura, it’s not at all uncommon to see zebra during the course of everyday life).

We saw antelopes, zebra, warthogs and baboons.

This was all very exciting for my younger cousins, none of whom had ever been to a national park before.

In no time, we made it to Rwonyo, the park’s headquarters.

As I learned from my disastrous trip to Tarangire National Park, it is not advisable to tour a national park without an experienced guide.

At the park’s headquarters, we paid US$20 for a guide to show us around.

The guide made all the difference.

All of a sudden, what I had been calling antelope became more specifically impala, reedbuck, and bushbuck.

We learned many interesting facts about the animals we saw. Then, we reached a clearing where there were parked cars, tents, and the most beautiful, placid lake.

We had reached Lake Mburo.

Lake Mburo at Dusk, Uganda

Photo Credits: Twende Expeditions Ltd., Explore Rwanda Tours, Natural World Safaris, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Explore Rwanda Tours,, African Jungle Adventures, Virunga National Park, Snarglebarf, Shiraz Chakera, Arturo de Frias Marques,, Uganda Safari Chapter

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