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.
The Tooro Royal Palace is home to the Omukama, king of one of the four traditional kingdoms of Uganda.
The Tooro Botanical Gardens promote conservation in the Albertine Rift Region of Western Uganda.
The Karambi Royal Tombs are the final resting place of Omukama Kasagama & Rukidi III on the Kasese Road.
Toro Golf Club, is located close to the town centre on its eastern side and has 11 holes over seven acres.
The tea plantations are at the heart of Fort Portal's economy and factory visits can be arranged.
Guided walks are available locally and last about three hours taking in a crater lake and its bubbling source.
Find out more things to do and tourist attractions in Fort Portal in our Fort Portal profile pages.
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A guide to the main towns in Western Uganda, where to stay, eat and things to see and do.