Driving From Entebbe Airport or Kampala to Lake Mburo
Located in the Kiruhura district, Lake Mburo National park is the nearest park for travelers from Kampala. It is 67 kilometers from Mbarara town and 34 km from Lyantonde. A drive from Entebbe airport or Kampala to Lake Mburo requires about 4-5 hours depending on the speed used.
Getting direct from EBB airport or Entebbe town you drive up to abayita ababiri and join the expressway which connects you to Busega roundabout at a toll fee of 5000 Uganda shillings. From this turning point, you follow the Kampala – Masaka road.
Drive for about two hours. Reaching Nyendo roundabout, you rotate and continue with Masaka – Mbarara by-pass. From here, you drive again for about 1 -2 hours up to Akageti or Sanga trading center. There are two gates for you to use.
The first one is at Akagati trading center and the second one in Sanga town. These two points are along the highway, so you have to drive for some kilometers via murram roads until you find the gates to the park.
Know that you have to pay park entry fees for you to get in. Foreign visitors pay 40 USD and local visitors pay 20,000 shillings. There is also a charge for the cars, saloon cars are allowed to enter for 20,000 shillings.
If the starting point for your trip to Lake Mburo is in Kampala, then you don’t have to use the expressway. You will need to use the roads in Kampala and connect to Busega where you find the route to Masaka.
For those who are coming from Jinja, you need to drive up to Kampala and connect to the normal path which leads to the park. From Jinja, you can choose to use Kayunga road. When you reach Bukoloto, follow the road which leads you to another turning point in Kalagi.
From here, leave the road which proceeds to Mukono, follow Gayaza road and drive up to Kalerwe where you find the northern bypass which ascends you to Busega. If not that option, you can use the normal route or Nyenga road and enjoy the ride up to Seeta and branch off to join Namugongo road.
This route will connect you to the northern bypass, a section that still heads you to Busega. If you are not sure of the route, be sure to ask the locals along the way or turn on Google maps on your phone for correct directions.
Once in the park, there is a lot of things for you to enjoy. These include a boat cruise, game drive to see animals, horse riding, mountain biking, and more.