Lake Mburo National Park is situated between the towns of Masaka and Mbarara. When compared with other parks Lake Mburo is a comparatively small on measuring only 371 sq. km.
The park is primarily grassland, wetland and acacia woodland. At the center lies the Lake Mburo, which together with 14 other lakes, forms part of an extensive wetland area. The animals you will find in the park include the Impala, Eland, Rock hyrax, Zebra, Waterbuck, Buffalo, warthog, leopard, Civet, Hyena, Hippo and Crocodile. The park has over 357 species of birds including the marabou stock and the crowned crane.
This little park hosts a variety of animals, that is to say 68 mammal species, including a large number of impalas, antelope the origin of “Kampala’s” name, Uganda kobs, zebras, Ankole cattle, buffaloes, topis, leopards, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, warthogs, oribi, bushbucks, duikers. There are 315 bird species, including red faced barbet, crested crane, shoebill stork and papyrus yellow warbler. The vegetation is dominated by an open Savannah of Acacia trees, Olea and Boscia.
The famous boat cruise on Lake Mburo, to see crocodiles, hippos, cormorants, fish eagle, pelicans, herons and many birds’ species. Game drives along the Park to see the animals the Impala, Zebra, Kazuma or Lakeside tracks). Nature walk-foot safaris and bird watching Horse biking, cycling and visit to communities and cultural sites like the Igongo cultural centre which provide good stopover to tourists.
Lake Mburo National Park lies between the towns of Masaka and Mbarara in western Uganda, 228km from Kampala – about 3½ hrs drives. Two gates enter the park from the Mbarara road. Approaching from Kampala, the turning to Nshara gate is 13kms past Lyantonde. The junction for Sanga gate is at Sanga trading centre, 27kms past Lyantonde. Both junctions are clearly signposted. It is about 20 minutes drive from either gate to Rwonyo.