Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is situated in Mbarara district with a 4 hours’ drive from Kampala and one of the closest to this capital city of Uganda. It is covered with acacia woodland with a fauna different from all other national parks in Uganda. It is the smallest of once Uganda’s savannah national parks but currently occupied by woodland and it’s where one can find the ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which are believed to be 500 million years. The western part of the park is covered with savanna mixed with rocky ridges and forested gorges.
Lake Mburo is a home to a variety of bird species, zebra, leopards, hyenas, reedbuck and it’s strategic for seeing the land antelopes. The lakes found within the park attract a variety of hippos, crocodiles and water birds while the swamps hide the shy papyrus specialists such as the sitatunga antelopes and yellow papyrus gonalek. The national park provides up market lodges as well as mid-range options.