Lake Mburo is Uganda’s smallest National Park and the closest to Entebbe and Kampala. It may not be home to all of the ‘Big Five’ (just buffalo and leopard), but it does make for either the perfect introduction to a Ugandan safari or the place to unwind after an intense trip through Uganda’s spectacular terrain.
Because there are no lions and elephants, the park allows guests to freely explore the reserve not just by game vehicle and foot, but by bike, horseback and boat. The combination of rocky ridges, forested gorges and many lakes allows it to home a variety of smaller species and those which you will not find on the rest of your trip including, the largest antelope species; eland and zebras.
The reserve is also home to many farming communities and a guided walk across grazing lands to the Bahima homestead to learn their way of life and the heritage of the Ankole long-horned cows is another fascinating way of delving deeper into what lies beyond just the gorillas of Uganda.