Located in the Kiruhura District of the western Ugandan region, Lake Mburo National Park, is quite near the highway that connects the capital city, Kampala, to the different parks situated in the western part of Uganda. Being only at a distance of 240 km or so from Kampala, this park happens to be the closest park to the capital city where most safaris start and end. The park has a total area of 370 km² and is named after the Lake Mburo in the middle of the park. Once an open savannah, the park today has mostly transformed to a woodland ecosystem which has metamorphic rocks that are more than 500 million years old.
The unique wildlife and vegetation in the Lake Mburo National Park is a result of a wetland ecosystem formed in the area by the 14 beautiful lakes including the Lake Mburo. Out of the 14, five lakes lie within the park area and provide an excellent opportunity for boat trips that will introduce you to crocodiles and humongous hippos that are believed to be in excess of 300 in the park. There are around 350 distinctive bird species spotted within the park which makes it a great place for birdwatching also. Wildlife safaris to the Lake Mburo National Park will give you an exceptional opportunity to admire the wildlife on land as well as in water.
Game drives in the Lake Mburo National Park are one of the best when compared to the other national parks in Uganda. The centre of attraction in these game drives are zebras and impalas that could be found only in few places in Uganda. In fact, Kampala has taken its name from this mesmerising antelope- impala. You can also sight leopard, hyena, warthog, buffalo, hippos and many other antelopes in this park. The guided walks here allow you to appreciate the natural beauty of the woodland and observe the wildlife from a close distance. Though, you are required to be accompanied by a park ranger during these walks so as to be safe at all times. Rwonyo rest camp is the place from where you could get all the information about the park and it also has a small shop from where handicrafts and books could be bought.