Lake Mburo is bursting with variety and colour. Being the smallest of Uganda’s savannah parks, it lies in the only area of Uganda covered in extensive acacia woodland, giving it a markedly different fauna to other reserves.
Its chiselled landscape with rolling grassy hills and idyllic lake shore has a stunning diversity of habitats including dry hillside,wetland, rocky outcrops, forest galleries, seasonal and permanent swamps and rich acacia wood valleys – which all support a rich wildlife. It is the best place in the country to see the gigantic eland antelope, as well as zebra, topi, impala, buffalo and birds.
The five lakes within the park attract hippos, crocodiles and a variety of waterbirds, while fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists such as the sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek. The bill stork bird is found nowhere else in Uganda.