Lake Mburo National Park: This is the closest National Park to Uganda’s capital Kampala and is located Mbarara road. The park is an ideal haven for bird life with about 310 recorded bird species. Lake Mburo National Park is the only locality where one can find the impalas and the eland which is the largest antelope in Africa. Other animals include large groups of buffaloes, zebras, and lions.
Lake Mburo National Park is the only National Park in Uganda with a whole lake in it. It has raising and falling hills together with open grass valleys and other 4 smaller lakes, the land regions are characterized by open and wood acacia savanna, with the park’s total populace spreading to 256 sq. kilometer.
Birding devotees will pleasure in the treks in the Rubanga Forest in which more than 40bird species have been recorded. Lake Mburo National Park has a rich diversity of flora and fauna and these can best be seen by a boat ride/cruise. Among them are crocodiles, hippos and birds such as the Peliccans, herons, fish eagles, black cranes and cormorants which are quite plentiful to give you a wonderful birding experience. It is also advised that you take the 2 hours motor boat trip on Lake Mburo which can be organized through the office of the warden.. Lake Mburo is additionally a wonderful fishing area and Tilapia is the commonest fish caught in thus park although other species such as mud fish and lung fish can be caught.
Lake Nakivale: The Lake is located about 40 kilometers south-east of Mbarara town. The water body, the lake’s sandy beaches and the expansive open grounds around the lake could in future be exploited for tourism. There were temporary refugee settlements in the areas around the Lake.
River Ruizi: It flows from the highlands in Bushenyi district into Lake Kachera in Rakai district. Some canoeing is possible on the river and provides some primate viewing along it. Down the river, near the Safari land Park is a spot that is a habitat for cobra snakes that are a popular site for visitors to the Park.
Igongo cultural centre: It is a collection of Art crafts, Photos, Information Panels, Norms, Customs, Traditions and the history of the people of South Western Uganda. It also exhibits the culture of South Western Uganda and her neighboring kingdoms.
Sanga Cultural Village: This is a cultural centre for the Hima tribe, located at the sanga junction leading to the Lake Mburo National Park. Traditional ornaments and regalia of the tribe are also found at the centre. Upon payment of a small token fee, it is possible to learn about the cultural ways, particularly of the Hima women.
Crafts and Souvenirs Industry: There was no independent crafts and souvenirs shop that was operational in Mbarara town at the time of the survey. This was in contrast to the town being a transit one for traffic to and from the main tourism activity centers of the Rwenzori National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Accommodation and Eating: Mbarara town has one of the most fascinating and excellent hotels in Uganda with the bset services at affordable rates. Lake view Resort Hotel Mbarara provides serives such as Free on-site parking, Conference management, Meetings & Events Management, 24 Hour Security service, WiFi Internet services, Conference Facilities, Baby sitting services, Pickups and Drop offs.
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