Get to Know Lake Mburo National Park
Among lakes, hilly woodland and wetlands, this is where to see the rare sitatunga antelope and herds of zebra and eland
Lake Mburo National Park is a compact stopover that’s conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to western parks such as Bwindi – useful if the far more expensive local flights aren’t an option. It’s the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and lies on ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks that date back more than 500 million years.
Game viewing here is less than fabulous. The hilly landscape is pretty, but heavy vegetation conceals the wildlife from view. There are no elephant or lion because of an unstable past where wildlife was almost entirely wiped out. However, it’s the only place in Uganda where you’re likely to see large herds of impala, zebra and eland.