Lake Mburo National Park
260 sq km
This is one of the small National Parks in Uganda covering 260 sq km but still special in its own way. It got the name from the lake that has got an interesting story behind it. Lake Mburo National Park is the nearest National Park to the country's capital Kampala.
Lake Mburo National Park is made up of a variety of habitats like the euphobia/acacia trees being part of the savannah formation, its got a forest within, swamps and water bodies among others. Lake Mburo National Park is home to 322 bird species and 68 mammal species. The parks special birds include African Finfoot, Brown-cheasted Lapwing, Red-faced Barbet, Coqui Francolin, Crested Barbet and Black-collared Barbet and Long-tailed Cisticola among others.
Here there are mammals like the Eland, Impala, Zebra, Topi, Oribi, Bohor Reedbuck among others.
Lake Mburo is a 240km drive from Kampala on the Kampala-Mbarara highway. Access the first gate by turning left 13 km after Lyantonde township and it is 9 km after the turn off to the Nshara gate.