Things to do in Fort Portal


Things to do in Fort Portal


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.


Amabere Caves

The Amabere Caves are near Fort Portal and offer insights into local legends and folklore.

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Tooro Palace

The Tooro Royal Palace is home to the Omukama, king of one of the four traditional kingdoms of Uganda.

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Botanical Gardens
Botanical Gardens

The Tooro Botanical Gardens promote conservation in the Albertine Rift Region of Western Uganda.

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Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs

The Karambi Royal Tombs are the final resting place of Omukama Kasagama & Rukidi III on the Kasese Road.

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Fort Portal Golf
Fort Portal Golf

Toro Golf Club, is located close to the town centre on its eastern side and has 11 holes over seven acres.

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Tea Plantations
Tea Plantations

The tea plantations are at the heart of Fort Portal's economy and factory visits can be arranged.

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Guided Walks
Guided Walks

Guided walks are available locally and last about three hours taking in a crater lake and its bubbling source.

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Fort Portal

Find out more things to do and tourist attractions in Fort Portal in our Fort Portal profile pages.

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