A compact gem! Lake Mburo NP is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks. Its name is derived from the Lake Mburo which is one of the main lakes in the park and arguably, is the biggest. Beside wildlife, the park is well-known for its ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years according to geologists.

While in Mburo, look out for its residents including: the gigantic elands, zebras, buffaloes, giraffes, oribi, Impalas, warthogs, waterbucks, and leopards (but hard to spot) among others. The lakes which form part of the park are homes to many hippos, otters and crocodiles while the shores hide the secretive sitatunga. For bird-watchers, there are species such as the yellow warbler, African fin foot, saddle billed stork among others to look out for.

Getting there: Road transfer mainly.

What to do: Game drive (day & night), boat ride, park (bush) walk, horseback safari, forest walk in the nearby Rubanga Forest, bird watching, sport fishing, cycling within the park.

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