​Getting There – Lake Mburo NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Uganda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Uganda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Uganda.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Uganda.

Lake Mburo National Park is usually visited on a tour, possibly as an overnight stop when driving between Kampala and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Lake Mburo is located in western Uganda, 228km/142mi from Kampala and 250km to 300km (155mi to 185mi) from Bwindi, depending on which gorilla trekking base you are headed to. The drive from Kampala takes about 5 hours* and the drive on to Bwindi about 6 to 7 hours*.

Entebbe International Airport (EBB) is about 46km/29mi from the country’s capital, Kampala. This will be your entry point into Uganda. Your local tour operator will usually arrange for your pickup from the airport or hotel and all further transportation as part of your safari package.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Entebbe International Airport (EBB), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Your tour operator usually books domestic flights for you as part of your safari package. It would be very rare for visitors to fly to Mbarara, the closest town to Lake Mburo, but it can be done. Scheduled flights can be booked directly through Fly Uganda. From Mbarara, the 90km/56mi road trip takes about 2½ hours.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Uganda page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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