Located in southern Uganda (230km/4 hrs from Kampala), the 260 km² Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda,
it is the smallest of Uganda’s Savanna national park, it has a markedly different fauna; it is the best place in Uganda where one can see the cape Eland, Zebra, Topi and Impala (for which Kampala is named). Hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of water birds are also found in the five lakes within the park while the fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists such as the sitatunga as well as the red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek.
Lake Mburo National Park’s rich biodiversity includes 68 species of mammals including buffalo, the occasional Roan antelope, Leopard, Hyenas, Jackals and Giraffes which have been introduced in the park recently. The over 350 species of birds includes Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, cormorant, fish eagle; you may also sight the rare Shoebill Stork, marabou stork, the bronze-tailed starling and even the more exotic Blue Naped Coucal, Bare-faced Go-Away Bird, Nubian Woodpecker and Swamp Flycatchers, etc. Activities include regular game drives, boat rides, nature walks and now horseback safaris.