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Mirama Hills Border

Mirama Hills Border

Mirama Hills Border

Mirama hills border is a border linking Uganda and Rwanda. Mirama hills border is not also very far from Tanzania border where their countries intersect. Mirama hills town is located in Ntungamo district on the Ugandan side at Nkole sub region. The nearest town from this border on the side if Rwanda is called Katigumba.

The border derives its name from the nearby hills known as Mirama hills located near the town, the Mirama hills stands at an elevation of 1,560 meters above sea level overlooking River Muvumba. The Mirama hills border offers travelers a better and easier route to Rwanda compared to the rest of the birders because the route is shorter and easier to traverse.

While at this border, you can travel to lake Mburo national park or queen Elizabeth national park for a unique wild life experience, you can do a boat cruise on Lake Mburo or Kazinga channel in queen Elizabeth national park. Gorilla trekking can only be done in Mgahinga gorilla national park or queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda or volcanoes national park in Rwanda. The costs of gorilla permit in Rwanda is $1500 and Uganda it’s $700 foreign nonresidents, $600 foreign residents and shs250,000 East African Citizens.

Driving from Kampala/Entebbe to Mirama hills border can take you 9-11 hours and the nearest district is Ntungamo which is only 30 minutes’ drive from the border.

Closest Tourist Attractions To Mirama Hills Border

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second largest and the most beautiful Park in Uganda. It covers approximately 1,978 Square Kilometers (764 Square Miles). It’s located in South Western Uganda in areas of rolling plains East of Lake Edward and south of the Rwenzori Mountains slopes.

The Park lies on the floor bed of the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley across the equator in the Albertine region. The Rift Valley was formed by a continental crack in the Earth’s crust, stretching the length of Eastern Africa, and its unique geological past has shaped the landscape, with this area in particular being famous for its 72 bowl-shaped craters. Seven of these craters contain lakes; some rich in minerals, some fed by hot springs.

Queen Elizabeth National Park that extends from Lake George in the north-east to Lake Edward in the south-west and includes the Kazinga Channel connecting the two lakes was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park.

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is counted among the perfect safari destinations in the country. Being easily accessed because of its close proximity to Uganda’s Capital- Kampala, makes it a popular safari destination. It’s positioned in Western Uganda in Kiruhura District East of Mbarara town. It covers a total area of 370 Square Kilometers of which Lake Mburo and the surrounding wetlands take 20% of its area.

Lake Mburo National Park is counted among the perfect safari destinations in the country. Being easily accessed because of its close proximity to Uganda’s Capital- Kampala, makes it a popular safari destination.
Lake Mburo National park

The Park’s topography and vegetation are made of falling and raising hillsides, rocky outcrops, open and wooden grassland, rich acacia tree valleys, forests, bushes and thickets together with permanent and seasonal swamps along the shores of the Lakes. All these join to form a stunning and breathtaking view of the Park.

The Park is Uganda’s smallest savannah National Park but this does not mean it has less to offer; surprisely it’s a compact gem with almost every corner alive and having something to offer. It brags to host over 68 mammal species that finds it easy to settle in its unique dotted-acacia savanna. Having its Lake-Lake Mburo’ and vast wetland means it houses even rare species of mammal like the Impala, and zebras which cannot be found in any Uganda’s protected area. Other famous park animals commonly spotted are the large number of eland antelopes, buffaloes, topis, eland, bush buck, warthog, leopard, hyena and jackal. Hippos and large crocodiles are also frequently seen along the shores of the Lake busking on sun.