Covering an area of some 55,277 km², Western Uganda contains twenty six districts and is one of the four regions of Uganda. At the Western Uganda Network we aim to provide an ever increasing portfolio of information about Western Uganda, so use us to discover the best things to do, top tourist attractions, where to stay and eat and find hidden attractions in this unspoilt corner of Africa!
From the stunning Rwenzori Mountains to National Parks with their abundant wildlife, Western Uganda has so many unspoilt tourist attractions for the visitor including gorilla trekking, museums, lakes and waterfalls. When people think of Africa as a tourist destination, Uganda is probably not on top of their list with many not realising that the days of Idi Amin are long gone with the country enjoying long term stability for the last three decades. A country unspoilt by commercialised tourism, Uganda is gaining in popularity not least because of a host of awards by organisations such as National Geographic and Lonely Planet recognising it as one of the top travel destinations in the world making tourism growth in Uganda the fastest in Africa.
Western Uganda is perhaps the "pearl" of the "Pearl of Africa" with its national parks, forests, lakes and the opportunity to go gorilla trekking and witness an abundance of other wildlife live and close-up. Its also an ideal base for visits to neighbouring Rwanda and Tanzania. Most people enter Uganda via Entebbe airport and a hotel room in that town can cost as little as £10 a night, including breakfast. Then its a simple matter of heading south and basing yourself in Mbarara or homestay accommodation in such central villages as Ruhanga where a traditional welcome awaits. Check out this site and pay a visit to the peaceful world of western Uganda with its rolling hills, mountains and fantastic hospitality! Come and join us for the experience of a lifetime!
There are a number of lakes in Western Uganda the most stunning of which is Lake Bunyonyi outside Kabale.
There aren't many museums in Uganda for tourists but the few that there are are well worth visiting.
Explore more about travel in Western Uganda with this interactive Google satellite map of the country.
Find out all about the volunteering opportunities in Western Uganda and make a real difference.
Check out all the latest news and current events in Uganda with our daily updated Uganda news feed.
Runyankole is a Bantu language spoken by around two and a half million people in south-west Uganda.
Find out about local culture and issues to be aware of before you visit communities in Uganda.
Use our currency converter to see what your money is worth with some advice about using ATMs in Uganda.
Some useful advice on travelling in Uganda including personal safety information.
As yet largely uncommercialised, Western Uganda has many tourist attractions for the explorer to visit.
As well as the main tourist attractions there are many other activities to enjoy in Western Uganda.
A guide to the main towns in Western Uganda, where to stay, eat and things to see and do.