Lake Mburo national park is known for supporting a variety of antelope and other ungulate species. It is the only place in Uganda where the impala still occurs, and it is the best place to see large herds of eland, Africa’s largest antelope. Other antelope species that occur in the park are topi, bush-buck, sitatunga, common duiker, klipspringer, oribi, Deffassa water-buck and Bohor reed-buck.
This is one of the only two Ugandan national parks where Burchell’s zebra still occurs, and the lake
and lush fringing vegetation support healthy populations of Cape buffalo, warthog, bush-pig and hippopotamus. With only diurnal primates: the vervet monkey and olive baboon. A wide variety of small predators occur with three larger predators: leopard, spotted hyena and side-stripped jackal.
The lions that once roamed this conservancy are no more a sighting to marvel at on the common tracks inter-connecting the easy of movement with the Savannah landscape.
More than 310 bird species
have been recorded and as one of the best place to see acacia associated birds starting at Rwonyo camp. The list we have includes; mosque swallows, black-bellied bustard, bare-faced go-away bird and Ruppell’s long-tailed starling.
These birds are essentially southern species at the very northern limit of their range, for instance the southern ground horn-bill, black-collard and black-throated barbets, and green capped eremorela. There are also six swamp birds best known as papyrus endemics occurring in lake Mburo national park including the striking papyrus gonolek and the highly localized papyrus yellow warbler, the latter recorded nowhere else in Uganda.