Lake Mburo National Park is a small but beautiful jewel, strategically positioned near the motorway that connects Kampala to the western Ugandan parks. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks, with old Precambrian metamorphic rocks dating back over 500 million years underpinning it. 350 bird species, as well as zebras, impalas, elands, buffalos, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi, and reedbuck, call this place home.
Lake Mburo, along with 13 other lakes in the area, is part of a 50-kilometre-long wetland system connected by a marsh. Within the park’s boundaries are five of these lakes. Buffalos, Warthogs, Bushpigs, and Hippopotamuses thrive in the wide savanna that once blanketed the area. The savanna is mixed with steep slopes and forested gorges in the park’s western section, while pockets of papyrus swamp and thin bands of luxuriant riparian woodland flank many lakes.
Rwonyo is a good zone to see the mosque swallow,blackbellied bustard,bare-faced-go-away bird, and Ruppell’s starling. Lake Mburo is notably blessed with over 315 bird species and is probably the best place to view acacia-associated birds.