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Lake Mburo National Park, WW

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Trailhead Elevation 3,500 feet
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45  2019-07-19 gummo
Author gummo
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Co-Author HAZ_Hikebot
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Preferred   Jan, Feb, Jun, Jul
Sun  9:01pm - 9:11am
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Lions... pedal faster!
by gummo & HAZ_Hikebot

Likely In-Season!
A unique national park in Uganda because you can mountain bike and hike freely the park, unlike other parks. The park hosts zebras, hippopotamuses, impalas, warthogs, elands, African buffaloes, jackals, leopards, and many bird species. There were no lions in the park until recently. The park hosts one male lion as of 2019. Lions were extirpated from the park. Leopards and hyenas still live within the park boundaries and are elusive.


The park offers an array of megafauna on scenic day drives. Night drives are also offered to look for aardvarks hyenas, jackals, and leopards. There is a boat ride that allows visitors to see hippos up close, fish eagles, crocodiles, various kingfishers, and various herons. Animals like elands and bushbucks, which are shy and uncommon in many parts of Uganda, are common and less shy at Lake Mburo National Park due to having fewer predators.

Elephants were also extirpated in the park, so locals gather wood and clear land, which was the elephants' task to maintain the landscape. The park borders a local farming community, which looks over the park. Poaching in the park is low because locals monitor the area, but local farmers will illegally have their cattle and goats graze within the park and kill leopards and hyenas if they cross onto their farms bordering the park.

Leave No Trace and +Add a Triplog after your scenic drive to support this local community.

2020-12-15 gummo & HAZ_Hikebot
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
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    page created by gummo on Dec 15 2020 5:08 pm
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