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A unique national park in Uganda because you can mountain bike and hike freely the park, unlike other parks. The park hosts zebras, hippopotamuses, impalas, warthogs, elands, African buffaloes, jackals, leopards, and many bird species. There were no lions in the park until recently. The park hosts one male lion as of 2019. Lions were extirpated from the park. Leopards and hyenas still live within the park boundaries and are elusive.
The park offers an array of megafauna on scenic day drives. Night drives are also offered to look for aardvarks hyenas, jackals, and leopards. There is a boat ride that allows visitors to see hippos up close, fish eagles, crocodiles, various kingfishers, and various herons. Animals like elands and bushbucks, which are shy and uncommon in many parts of Uganda, are common and less shy at Lake Mburo National Park due to having fewer predators.
Elephants were also extirpated in the park, so locals gather wood and clear land, which was the elephants' task to maintain the landscape. The park borders a local farming community, which looks over the park. Poaching in the park is low because locals monitor the area, but local farmers will illegally have their cattle and goats graze within the park and kill leopards and hyenas if they cross onto their farms bordering the park.