Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks located in Kiruhura District in western Uganda. The park is situated about 30 kilometres (19 mi), by road, east of Mbarara the largest city in the sub-region. This location is approximately 240 kilometres (150 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city.
At 370 square kilometres, the park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks and is home to a variety of animals, 68 mammal species, including a large number of Impalas Burchell’s zebras, Giraffe, Uganda kobs, duikers, bushbucks, topis, buffaloes, hippo,reedback,leopards, spotted hyenas, Defassa waterbucks, warthogs, oribi.
Around 350 bird species have been recorded to date. These include the Red-faced Barbet, only seen in Lake Mburo, the endemic African Finfoot and the rare Shoebill. Other key species are the Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Saddle-billed Stork, Brown-chested Lapwing, African-wattled Lapwing, Carruther’s Cisticola, Tabora (Long-tailed) Cisticola, African Scops Owl, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill and White-winged Warbler.
Acacia woodland bird species are especially well represented, while forest species may be found in Rubanga forest. These include Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Hairy-breasted Barbet and Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, among others.
Access to the park is by Masaka-Mbarara Road from Kampala.