Lake Mburo is located in the west of Kampala covering an area of about 370 square kms and is
the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah National Parks. The park harbors 68 different species of
mammals including Zebra, Impala, Eland, Topi and Buffalos. Leopards, hyenas and jackals are
the predators that are present in this park.
There are 315 species of birds including the rare shoebill stork, papyrus yellow warbler, African
fin foot, saddle billed stork, brown chested wattled plover, ground hornbill, and white wing
The beautiful landscape with grass hills and idyllic lake shore provides a varied mosaic of habitat
with gallery forest, rich acacia valleys, seasonal and permanent swamp to support this wealth of
The Rubanga Forest.
Within the park is the Rubanga forest which is a very small but attractive to the bird watchers.
The forest though small, is a real high forest with closed canopy. There are over 40 species of
birds recorded over the years, 5 of which are forest specialists and include Harrier hawk, Green
pigeon, Narina trogon, Grey-backed cameroptera and Double-toothed barbet.