Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest of all the parks in Uganda covering an area of 260sq Kms. The five lakes within the park attract hippos, crocodiles and a variety of water birds, while fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus. The park is the nearest park from the Kampala the capital city of Uganda and it is much preferred for weekends.
The park has about 313 different bird species which include the rare Shoebill stork, Barefaced Go-away bird, African-grey Hornbill, Nubian Woodpecker, Trilling Cisticola, Lilac-breasted Roller, Coqui Francolin, Red necked spur fowl, Black Bellied Bustard, African-wattled Plover Rufous napped and Flappet larks, Rufous chested Swallow , Southern Red Bishop and Yellow-throated Long claw White-winged Warblers, Black-billed Barbet, Crested Francolin, Brown Parrot, Red necked Spur, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Temminck’s Courser, common Quails, Greenwood Hoopoe, Blue-napped Mouse bird among others. The fringing swamps in the park also hide secretive papyrus specialists such as the red, black and yellow papyrus gonolek.