For a short stop-over there are enough things to do in Mbarara to keep you busy for a few days and most find out a little about the history of Mbarara, the chief town of the old Nkore Kingdom that was later subsumed into an independent Uganda in 1962. You can find out more about Mbarara's history at the Igongo Cultural Centre north of the town. Also enjoy a nature walk along the Rwizi River that flows through the south of the town and maybe spend time relaxing either horse riding, swimming or playing golf. If you know of other things to do in Mbarara please contact us. Oh, there are also some nice African craft shops tucked away where you can get your souvenirs!
If you fancy a break from the Ugandan heat, plan a day trip to the city centre Big Fun swimming pool.
The Igongo Cultural Centre near Mbarara promotes the rich cultural heritage of south-western Uganda.
The Rwekishokye Country Club near Mbarara offers horse-riding, swimming and other activities.
There is a decent size golf course in central Mbarara behind the Golf Course supermarket.
A cultural centre for the Hima tribe close to Lake Mburo and Mbarara featuring traditional ornaments and regalia.
Have a paddle, splash about or canoe in the Rwizi River that flows through the south of Mbarara.
A history of Mbarara from the Bachwezi/Kitara Empire to the Nkore/Ankole Kingdom and present day.
More to see and do in Mbarara including the best places to eat and accommodation options.
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.