Warblers, Black-billed Barbet, Crested Francolin, Brown Parrot, Red necked Spur, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Temmincks Courser, common Quails, Greenwood Hoopoe, Blue-napped Mouse bird, 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, Flappet larks, Rufous chested Swallow , Southern Red Bishop and Yellow-throated Long claw etc. The fringing swamps in the park also hide secretive papyrus specialists such as the red, black and yellow Papyrus Gonolek.
What to do:
Popular tourist activities in this park include game drives which provide fine game viewing, walking safaris and nature walks on the many nature trails in the park, boat rides on Lake Mburo, sport fishing, fine game viewing at the salt lick, and birding among others.
Where to stay:
Lake Mburo offers cheap accommodation at its park headquarters in bandas and tents and a family cottage. Up market accommodation here includes Mihingo Lodge and Mantana Luxury Tented Camp. For the mid range traveler, there is Arcadia Cottages. There is also reasonable accommodation in Mbarara town.
Lying in the one part of Uganda covered in extensive acacia woodland, Lake Mburo, the smallest park in Uganda, has markedly different fauna to other reserves. Lake Mburo is the best place in Uganda to see the gigantic eland antelope, as well as zebra, topi, impala, and several acacia-associated birds. The five lakes within the park attract hippos, crocodiles and a variety of waterbirds, while fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialties such as the sitatunga antelope. The birdlife in this park is prolific as 313 different bird species have been recorded. They include the rare Shoebill stork, White-winged