At a Glance
Location: 240 km south of Kampala
Size: 370 sq. km
District: Mbarara, Southern Uganda
Altitude: 1,280-1,520 m
Landscape: savannah grassland, acacia woodland, wetlands
Mammal species recorded: 68
Bird species recorded: 315
It might be Uganda’s smallest national park, but it’s the most ecologically diverse. It’s the only place in Uganda to see large herds of eland, impala, and zebra, and one of the only spots to see some very rare bird species including the Shoebill Story & African Finfoot. It’s home to more than 350 bird species, as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi, reedbuck, giraffe, warthog, baboon, bushbaby, mongoose, vervet monkey, crocodile & more.
The savannah landscape is complimented by beautiful Acacia woodlands that make for clear wildlife viewing. You’ll also get to see the local Ankole cattle that graze around the park. There are distinct wet and dry seasons that determine the migration patterns of the animals.