This park lies astride extensive acacia woodland savannah that is the only such one in Uganda and is host to some rare species endemic to it alone – for example, the gigantic eland, antelope, zebra, topi, impala, plus over 68 other mammal species. The rare sight of a leopard, hyenas and jackals as well as several acacia-associated birds, is worth a trip to the park.
A boat ride on Lake Mburo takes you past hippos, crocodiles and a variety of water birds like pelicans, black crake, heron, cormorant and fish eagle. You may also see the rare Shoebill Stork, while fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists such as the Sitatunga Antelope and red, black and yellow Papyrus Gonolek.
Game walks on which you will be accompanied by an armed ranger guide will give you the opportunity to see at least four different species of animals at the salt lick area, where they lick the salty soil.