One of Uganda's smaller national parks, Lake Mburo National Park is nevertheless a real gem of a park and well worth visiting.
It's 14 lakes, the largest of which is Lake Mburo itself, and connecting swamplands are home to hippo, crocodile and some 315 bird species, some of which are found nowhere else in the country. Likewise, its savannah plains and acacia woodlands are the only place in Uganda to see the elegant impala, while eland and Burchell's zebra are found only here and in the far more remote and inaccessible Kidepo National Park.
Of the "Big Five", buffalo are plentiful, leopard are regularly sighted, and lion, once extinct in the park, have made a recent (though limited) return. Lake Mburo National Park is also the only park in Uganda offering walking safaris, a unique opportunity to leave the confines of your 4x4 and view some of Africa's most majestic scenery and wildlife on foot.