Watch as hippo emerge from the tropical swamps of Uganda’s Lake Mburo National Park
At a mere 260 km2, Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest of Uganda's National Parks. However, packed within this small space is a mosaic of habitats that includes dry hillsides, rocky outcrops, bushy thickets, open and wooded savannah, forests, lakes and swamps. And with such a variety of habitats this diverse jewel is home to a surprising array of plant and animal life.
Lake Mburo itself is located at the centre of the park, but head out on tour with our rangers and you’ll find that Lake Mburo is far from the only water here. In fact, fourteen other lakes combine to create the park’s unique wetland ecosystem, which covers almost a fifth of its total area. The resulting swamps produce a tropical climate that harbours over 350 species of wetland bird, including the rare shoebill.
We choose our guides based on their specialist knowledge of the park and its wildlife, meaning you’ll have a high chance of seeing many of the species here. There are around 70 different species of mammal, including zebra, impala, eland, buffalo and the lesser-spotted sitatunga antelope. If you’re lucky, you may even get to see the undisputed king of the swamp – the splendid hippopotamus.
They say good things come in small packages, and the feedback from our clients concurs – a trip to Lake Mburo National Park is a must for any tailor-made holiday in Uganda.