Tourism is key in contributing to the local economy of Mbarara District. There is increasing number of visitors to the district every year. Working in partnership with the Uganda Tourist Board and Ministry of Tourism, the District council plays a supportive role in promoting tourism. Key tourism products are national park, cultural heritage, nightlife, nature and religious sites.
Top tourist Sites
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo is south of Mbarara town along Mbarara-lyantonde road covered with extensive acacia woodland and markedly different fauna to other reserves.
The 260sqkm national park is the best place in the country to see the gigantic eland antelope, as well as zebra, topi, impala and several acacia associated birds.
The five lakes within the park attracts hippos, crocodiles and a variety of water birds, while fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists such as the sitanga and red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek. Find out more at: www.ugandawildlife.org.