Wildlife in lake Mburo National Park – Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It is home to 350 species of birds as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, Oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck.
Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders. Once covered by open savannah, Lake Mburo National Park now contains much woodland as there are no elephants to tame the vegetation. In the western part of the park, the savannah is interspersed with rocky ridges and forested gorges while patches of papyrus swamp and narrow bands of lush riparian woodland line many lakes.
Wildlife in Lake Mburo national park – is the only place in Uganda where the Impala still occurs in large herds, Eland (Africa’s largest antelope). Other antelope species that may be sighted in the park include Leopards, Topi, Bushbuck, Sitatunga, Common Duiker, Klipspringer, Oribi, Defassa Waterbuck, hyenas, porcupine, warthogs, white tailed mongoose, dwarf mongoose, Banded mongoose, hippos, crocodiles and Bohor Reedbuck, monitor lizards and Vervet monkeys, olive Baboons and one male lion is hard at night and also a lot of aquatic wildlife like fish, frogs, toads can all be seen in lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo is now also home to 15 endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, which were introduced in July 2015. It is exhilarating encountering them on one of our horse safaris.
Some of the most popular places to see wildlife in lake Mburo include the open area near Mihingo lodge, the water hole in the research track and the open plains in Eland track not forgetting Lake Mburo area for hippos and crocodiles