Lake Mburo National Park is a very special place ; each part of it is alive with a variety of interests and color. It is situated in Mbarara district and it is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah National parks.
It’s sculptured landscape with rolling grassy hills and idyllic lake shores has varied mosaic of habitats like forest galleries, rich acacia tree valleys, seasonal and permanent swamps which all support a wealth of wildlife. Its mosaic habitats of dry hillside, rocky outcrops, bushes, thicket, open wooded savannah, forests lakes and swamps are home to surprising diversity of plants and animals.
Lake Mburo national park is famous for its richness in bio-diversity. It has about 68 different species of mammals. The common ones are zebras, Impalas, buffaloes, Topis and eland that are herbivores and leopards, hyenas and jackals that are predators. The park covers 260 sq. km and lies along Mbarara road within easy access of Kampala. It is an attractive park of rolling hills and open grass valleys, interspersed with thickets, woodlands and rich wetlands. Enjoy this very un-visited park that affords the visitor sights of the impala (only found here in Uganda), waterbuck, cape buffalo, topi, zebra, eland and leopard. Hippos are very vocal and feed in the open during the daylight hours.
Along with a game drive many visitors enjoy a boat ride on the lake. Self-guided nature trails are available. For bird watchers there more than 250 species of birds in this park including papyrus gonolek, brown faced lapwing, the Carruther’s cist cola plus many more.