Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda is about 4-5 hours drive south from Kampala It is often combined with Bwindi and the south-west. Most of Lake Mburo park is rolling grasslands and acacia woodland. It has good herds of buffalo, lots of zebra and the largest antelope in Africa, the magnificent eland. And Oribi and impala are well habituated to safari vehicles as well. Or you may be lucky to spot the rare Sitatunga in the wetlands areas.
The centrepiece of the Lake Mburo National Park is Lake Mburo itself,. This is part of an extensive wetland system comprising five lakes. So keen birders will enjoy the excellent birding on offer here. Plus a boat trip on the lake is the best way to appreciate crocodile, hippo and the over 300 species of birds. Specials might even include the African Finfoot or the iconic Shoebill stork.
All in all, Lake Mburo is the ideal spot to break the journey between Entebbe /Kampala and the popular rainforests of Bwindi and Mgahinga in the south-west. But it’s worthy of a visit in its own right. Indeed some guests have experienced the best game-viewing of their Uganda safari at Lake Mburo. As it offers safari animals that you are unlikely to see elsewhere such as eland, topi, roan antelope and sitatunga.