Lake Mburo 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 bird species as well as Zebra, Impala, Eland, Buffalo, Oribi, Defassa waterbuck, Leopard, Hippo, Hyena, Topi and Reedbuck. One can take part in a number of activities like; sport fishing along the banks of Lake Mburo, horse safaris, nature walks and bird watching
The network of game tracks in the east of the park passes a variety of landscape features including; acacia woodland, wetlands, grassy hillsides, rock outcrops and seasonally flooded valley floors. Horseback safaris are an exciting way to view wildlife including Eland and Buffalo. Also commonly sighted are Warthog, Topi, Impala, Duiker, Bushbuck, Waterbuck and Zebra. The wildlife-rich eastern banks of Lake Mburo can be explored during a tranquil two-hour boat voyage. Keep an eye out for crocodiles, buffalo, and hippos; as well as colorful Kingfishers, magnificent Fish Eagles and Hammerkops with their enormous nests. It also contains around six species of fish, with Tilapia being the most common. The designated fishing spot is at Mazinga.