Lake Mburo National Park 365

Lake Mburo National Park is one of Uganda’s smaller national parks (only 250 square kilometres), but regardless features a variety of habitats ranging from lakes and open savannah to wetland environments.

Named for the largest of five lakes in the park, it is a four-hour drive from Kampala (the capital) and is a common halfway stop for travellers driving to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for gorilla trekking. Despite not having the Big 5 within its limits, the park still offers an excellent safari experience and is home to a variety of wildlife (including the only population of impala in Uganda). Birdwatching around the lakes and wetlands (that make up one fifth of the park) is nothing short of spectacular, with over 300 species to be found. Along the shores of Lake Mburo, you’re also likely to spot hippo, crocodile, buffalo, and various antelope. In addition to game spotting you can also enjoy horseriding and walking safaris. Although Lake Mburo is the most accessible of Uganda’s parks, it also remains one of the least visited, so you’re guaranteed a peaceful time in the bush.