Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah Parks, with a area of 370 square km. Although it is the smallest, it should certainly not be underestimated, as it is the only national park besides Kidepo Valley which is the home to zebras.

The small area, makes it that much easier, to see the wild animals in the park. If you are lucky you can already see some of the zebras running around the savannah and the monkeys jumping around the trees, before entering the park. 
Besides this, It has 315 bird species as well as many other animals. 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.

Since there being no dangerous animals living in the park, Uganda people are also living in the park alongside the animals. This also make the park the ideal place to walking safaris. 


The park has more than 68 mammal species, more than 315 species of birds and many kinds of primates.
Some of the common animals in Lake Mburo

  • Zebras 
  • Hippos
  • Giraffes 
  • Impalas 
  • Water bucks 
  • Warthogs 
  • Baboons  
  • Leopards
  • Crocodiles


Activities in Lake Mburo Park

  • Safaris and game drives 
  • Night safari, with high chances of seeing leopards
  • Walking safari 
  • Boat trip on Lake Mburo, with high chances of seeing hippos and crocodiles 
  • Bird watching

Trips to this place can be made any time and are close to Kampala. They can also be added to several trips as a supplement.