Lake Mburo National Park gazetted in 1982 covers an area of 370 sq km and is situated in Mbarara district. It’s location near the Masaka – Mbarara highway makes it easily accessible from Kampala. The park harbours a total of 68 mammal species with two outstanding features. This park is the only National Park in Uganda in which the impala (Aepyceros melampus) is found and it is one of the few areas where one finds the Eland and Zebra. Other species of animals to look out for include; buffalos, hippos, hyenas, jackals, topis and leopards.
The bird population includes the rare shoe bill stork, Red faced barbet, papyrus gonolek, Papyrus yellow warbler, bronze tailed starling, crowned crane, bee eaters and the Marabou stork.
By Road: Lake Mburo National Park is about 3½ hours drive from Kampala. The park is accessed from Masaka – Mbarara road at either the Nshara gate or Sanga gate.
Accommodation ranges from budget to up market facilities. Camping is available at particular sites in the park though visitors must bring their own camping equipment.
Recommended lodges and camps include Mihingo Lodge and Mantana Tented Camp.