Activities in Fort Portal and Surroundings

Fort Portal (regarded as the prettiest town of Uganda) has plenty of day trip opportunities, which makes our guest house the perfect base to plan your excursions. There is so much to explore, you'll need some extra days or come back!

You can book trips through our local tour operator Kabarole Tours.

Don't feel like moving too much? Just sit and relax in our beautiful garden with abundant birdlife and enjoy...

Fort Portal surroundings

Walks in the surroundings

You can explore the lush green neighbourhood of the guest house by foot. Walk up the hill to visit the local village or walk to town to experience the hussle and bussle of Fort Portal.  In the gardens of the Guest House alone there are sixty different species of birds recorded.You can go on a bird walk with a specailised gudie early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

 


Rwenzori Mountains(Herbert Pepper/IIam Archive/Africanpictures.net)

Hiking in the Rwenzori Mountains

Pleasant walks in the foothills of the Rwenzories. It's a good days walk over the Kazingo trail to Bundibugyo.

Seven days hike up to the snow capped peaks at 5109m.


Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest

Chimp Tracking and/or guided hikes in Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park is best known for its 13 different types of primates and chimpanzee tracking.

For more information contact Uganda Wildlife Authority www.uwa.or.ug


Amabeere Caves

Amabere Caves & Waterfall

Situated 8km West of Fort Portal town in a lovely hilly area dotted with crater lakes. An adventurous descent into the half open caves, with a lot of history tales attached to it. All children love it.

You can rent good quality mountain bikes to tour the surroundings.....

 


Crater Lakes

Crater Lakes

 

About 20-30 km south of Fort Portal are the Ndali-Kasenda Crater Lakes (about 60 fresh water lakes). You can make a scenic route by car or you can explore them on foot if you wish.


Semliki hot springs

Semliki Rainforest and Hot Springs

Semliki National Park, best known for its birdlist: 441 recorded species, and for the hot springs at Sempaya.

In the same area, Tooro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve, situated on the floor of the Rift Valley. Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)


Tooro Botanical Gardens

Tooro Botanical Gardens

Three different trails run along the various community gardens (medicinal plants,trees) and points of interest (birds, treehouses and plant nurseries).

Tooro Botanical Gardens


Local Markets

Visit local markets

Daily market in Fort Portal Town.

Weekly markets in different places with the most important being the Wednesday market in Mugusu (12 km on Fort Portal - Kasese Road). Colourful and scenic under the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains.


Tea lands

Tea and Wetlands

Explore the wetlands on foot and learn about the tea making proces through a visit of a tea factory and thier plantations.

 


Kwataniza

Solidarity with Uganda

Ineke Jongerius and Maurice Barnes are representatives of two small scale solidarity organisations: Obumu (UK) and Kwataniza (NL).