Lake Mburo National Park is located in Kiruhura District in
western Uganda. The park is situated about 30 kilometres (19
mi), by road, east of Mbarara, the largest city in the sub-region.
This location is approximately 240 kilometres (150 mi), by
road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.
The coordinates of the park are:00 36S, 30 57E (Latitude:0.6000;
park has a variety of animals such as zebras, impala, buffaloes,
and over three hundred (300) bird species. At 260 square kilometres
(100 sq mi), the park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah
national parks. The park has camp grounds and permanent tent
facilities for visitors. Kimbla-Mantana African Safaris operate
the only luxury tented camp inside the national park - Lake
Mburo Tented Camp. In 2009, the Uganda Wildlife Authority,
which manages the park announced plans to introduce balloon
tourism in the park.
savannah reserve to Kampala, Lake Mburo National Park is centred
on a series of swamp-fringed lakes known for their rich birdlife,
notably the secretive African finfoot. The green acacia woodland
surrounding the lake harbours dense populations of zebra,
warthog, buffalo, impala and various other grazers, including
the last surviving Ugandan population of eland, the largest
of African antelope.