Mountain-biking with Zebras in Lake Mburo, Uganda

For my last weekend in Uganda, I wanted to do something special. So I decided to venture west to Lake Mburo National Park with my aunt, uncle, and two of our friends.

Lake Mburo is six hours from Kampala, deep in Ankole Country.

Everyone recommended we stay at Rwakobo Rock, and as soon as we arrived, I could see why – it’s idyllic. Rwakobo Rock is a thatched roof lodge perched above Lake Mburo National Park.

Photo credit: Rwakobo Rock

Once we settled in, I beelined for the hammock. I spent a deliciously lazy afternoon reading, and occasionally dipping my toes in the pool. It was blissful.

At one point I did put down my book to enjoy the sunset, my favorite time of day in Uganda. I loved watching the sun set over the sprawling, verdant park, dotted with cows and other animals.

When most people

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