Dam saves Lake Mburo National Park.
Uganda Wildlife Authority, an autonomous body established to protect and conserve wildlife in Uganda is set to construct a water dam in Lake Mburo national park. The construction of the dam is to save dying wild animals from the ongoing dry spell in the area. Due to the long dry spell in the region year, about 50 carcasses of animals were collected last. Water from Lake Mburo will be drawn for the ongoing construction of the pilot dam.
Lake Mburo national park is located in the dry corridor along Masaka- Mbarara highway in Kiruhura district. The park is famous for zebras and impalas. Other wildlife in the park include giraffes, oribi, buffaloes, waterbucks and sitatungas usually seen in the swamps. The park has 5 lakes inhabited by crocodiles and hippos.
Lake Mburo national park is be visited any time of the year.
Activities in the park include:
Safari on foot- this activity is done only in Lake Mburo in Uganda.
Horseback safari in the wild.
Boat cruise on the lake to see hippos, crocodiles and a number of bird species.