Lake Mburo National Park covers an area of 260 sq km and is located 220kms south west of Kampala. It is one of the more popular parks, due to its relatively close location to Kampala, being particularly busy with city weekend visitors. The landscape consists mainly of savannah and the area contains four lakes.
The open valleys on the western side of the game offer the best game viewing opportunities, with large herds of elephants and buffalo roaming the land. Other wildlife encountered include; leopard, hyena hippo and a large variety of antelope including the rare Impala. It is the perfect destination for ornithologists, a huge variety of birds are found within the park particularly round the lakes, including Bronze-tailed starling, Marabou stork, Crowned Crane and bee-eaters. Boats are available for hire on the Lake Mburo Swamp from the Park Office in Rwonyo Accommodation: Chalet are available at the park headquarters, where meals are available. The Rwonyo tented camp is quite affordable within the park. Hotels in Mbarara offering different levels of facilities ranging from basic to executive.