Lake Mburo national park
A compact jewel of a park, Lake Mburo is ideally placed for an overnight break between Kampala and the protected areas of western Uganda. Though Lake Mburo’s 370km2 area is small compared to many East African parks, it contains an impressive diversity of wildlife with 69 mammal species and 332 bird species.
Lake Mburo is the only park that contains impalas and the only one in western Uganda with zebra and eland. The species list was expanded in 2015 when a number of Rothschild’s giraffe were relocated to Lake Mburo from Murchison Falls National Park. Leopards and hyenas are also present and, after years of absence, lions are once more sighted. Hippos and crocodiles live in the park’s five lakes, while the fringing swamps hide secretive wetland creatures such as the sitatunga antelope. In Mburo, you can also find the historical Ankole-long horned cattle.