If travelling to Uganda, Fort Portal is well worth a visit as there are many things to do there. The journey from Kampala takes around four hours and there is a reliable bus service along the well tarmaced road. The town borders Uganda’s equatorial Kibale rainforest and is well known for its breathtaking scenery and is within distance of the stunning Rwenzori Mountains. Amongst things to do in Fort Portal are visits to the Amabere Caves, the Tooro Botanical Gardens, a Royal Palace and tombs as well as guided walks taking in a crater lakes with their its bubbling source and, of course, visiting Fort Portal's famous tea plantations.
The Amabere Caves are near Fort Portal and offer insights into local legends and folklore.
About an hour from Fort Portal, the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary features eight primate species & more.
Close to Fort Portal, the national park is one of the richest areas of floral and faunal diversity in Africa.
The Rwenzori Mountains National Park is a world-class hiking and mountaineering destination.
This national park is home to 70 mammal species and also contains over 375 species of birds.
Undertake the safari of a lifetime &watch the animals whilst sitting on top of a jeep in Queen Elizabeth National Park!
Visit Africa's 7th largest lake that flows into the Albert Nile, which then supplies water to the White Nile.
Find out more things to do and tourist attractions in Fort Portal in our Fort Portal profile pages.
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.