Lake Mburo National Park, is a very special every part of it is alive with variety, interest and color. It contains an extensive area of wetland and also harbors several species of mammals and birds found nowhere else in Uganda.
Its sculptured landscape, with rolling hills and idyllic lake shores has a varied mosaic of habitats; forest galleries, seasonal and permanent swamps, rich acacia- woodland and grassy valleys which all support a wealth of a wildlife
At 370 sq Km. lake Mburo National Park is small in comparison with many other East African Parks, but with its rich variety of habitats; dry hillsides, rocky outcrops, bushy thickest, open and wooded savannah, forest, lakes and swamps, it is home to a surprising diversity of plants and animals
Lake Mburo is the only park in Uganda with Eland, Impala and Klipspringer. It is also home to the largest population of Zebras in Uganda estimated at about 5,000 and probably contains the highest concentration of leopards found anywhere in Uganda.
Buffalo, waterbucks, topi and warthogs are also very common. Reedbucks and oribi can also be spotted in the open valleys. Hyena, genet, bush pigs and white-tailed mongoose are often seen on night game drives
At the center of the park is lake Mburo, which together with 14 other lakes in the area, forms part of a wetland system.
This system is linked by a swamp some 50 km long, fed by the Ruizi River on the western side. Five lakes, of which the lakes largest is lake Mburo, occur within the park’s boundary
Almost a fifth of the Park’s area consists of wetlands-both seasonally flooded and permanent swamps. The various types of swamps are home to wide variety of wetland birds, as well as the shy, rare sitatunga antelope.
Lake Mburo’s surface and its fringing vegetation are always changing, and its delightful to take a boat cruise out and experience the lake’s moods and watch numerous hippos, some crocs and an incredible number of African fish eagles.
The lake is also one of the best places to spot the rarely seen African finfoot and white backed heron amongst many other water birds