Lake Mburo National Park is  the only place where you can spot the impalas in Uganda, antelopes as well as the Elands. Lake Mburo National Park has got over 68 mammal species icluding; impalas, zebras, buffaloes, hyenas, topis, road antelopes, jackals, as well as the Eland

Lake Mburo National Park covers only 370km² and contains five lakes within. It’s situated between the towns of Masaka and Mbarara about four hours drive from Kampala.

Zebras in Lake Mburo National Park
Zebras in Lake Mburo National Park

The lakes have a diversity of animals such as crocodiles, hippos, water birds well as the swamps harbor secretive papyrus specialists like the sitatunga antelopes, black and yellow papyrus ganalex, Black crake, pelicans, cormorant, the fish eagle, and the shoebill stork.

Topis in Lake Mburo National Park

The national park has got over 313 bird species that include; the rare white winged warbler, emerald spotted wood Dove, the crested francolin, the brown parrot, barefaced go way bird, the common Francolin, the green wood hoopoe, the blue napped mouse bird, the black billed barbet, the trilling cisticola, Nubian woodpecker as well as the African grey hornbill. Around the Rwonyo camp, you might see some others species include; the red necked spur fowl, the Coqui francolin, the temminck’s coueser, the African watted lover Rufous naped as well as the yellow throated long claw as well as the southern Red Bishop.

Buffalos in Lake Mburo National Park

The lake has also got 6 fish species that include; Tilapia, lung fish, mud fish as well as the Haplochromes. By using the hooks, the visitors can also spend some of their time as they catch this fish, a shade is also provided at the campsite in order to ensure the maximum relaxation for the visitors as they are at the lake. You might walk to the salt nearby as a summary of it all. There is also an observation point which is located in a wooden hide out that offers a good chance to view the 4 different species of animals at any time as they lick the salty soil. This is also done without animal conscience. The tourists might also walk to any area of your interest.