Uganda’s smallest savannah Park (570sqkm) lies en-route from Kampala to Bwind. A mosaic of habitants including open water, wetland, grassland, woodland and forest patches supports a diverse population of herbivores including species such as impala, zebra, eland and topi that are rarely absent.
Two brothers, Kigarama and Mburo lived in a large valley. One night, Kigarama dreamt that they were in danger. When he awoke the next morning, he told his younger brother Mburo of his dream and said they should move. Mburo ignored this advice, but Kigarama wisely moved up into the hills. The valley flooded and a lake was formed, drowning Mburo. Today the lake is named after him, and the hills are called Kigarama after his brother.
Situated between Masaka and Mbarara in Western Uganda, it is the only park to contain an entire lake. Beautiful and tranquil Lake Mburo National Park is situated in rolling hills and open grassy valleys. This lovely landscape also consists of four other smaller lakes where you’ll see impala, eland, waterbuck, klipspringer, zebra and buffalo.
The Park has Aardvark, Hyrax, Porcupine, Pangolin, Hippopotamus, Zebra, Warthog, Hyena, Leopard, Buffalo, Civet, Genet, Topi, Eland, Klipspringer, Oribi, Sitatunga, Impala, eland and crocodile. There is an excellent variety of water and acacia savannah bird species (357 bird species) like the crested crane, the rare shoebill stork, marabou stork and bronze-tailed starling, bee eaters and even more exotic birds like Bare-faced Go-Away Bird, Nubian Woodpecker and swamp flycatcher.