There's a lot of activities to engage in during your stay in this beautiful and unspoilt area of the world. On this page we suggest some things to do in addition to the other tourist attractions you'll find throughout Western Uganda. Most are free or very reasonably priced. If staying at a local homestay probably the first thing you will want to do is go for a scenic walk along the mountain paths that will surround your accommodation. Inevitably you'll be joined by local kids eager to spend time with a "muzungo" who may introduce you to local activities such as milking local Ankole cattle to more ambitious activities such as horse-riding and outdoor swimming. This list is not comprehensive but gives a flavour of what's on offer locally.
When in Western Uganda no doubt you'll also be invited to visit people in their homes or even to celebrations such as baptisms, weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. These are wonderful occasions, although the speeches tend to be a bit long (!) and end with hours of dancing to local Ugandan music with alcohol flowing feely. If you get the chance spend such a day soaking up local culture ~ but don't plan to do anything afterwards as all events are run on local African time; everything starts and ends late!
A list of things to do in the ever popular Fort Portal from exploring caves to visiting royal palaces and gardens.
A list of things to do in Kabale close to Rwanda from exploring local lakes to walks and gorilla trekking.
A list of things to do in the old town of Mbarara from exploring local lakes to swimming and cultural museums.
A list of some of the best things to do in Ntungamo from exploring local lakes to walks and cultural museums.
The Kitagata or Mulago (meaning 'hospital') Hot Springs are believed locally to have healing powers.
If you fancy a break from the Ugandan heat, plan a day trip to Big Fun swimming pool at nearby Mbarara or the lakes.
Explore the volunteering opportunities in Western Uganda and make a real difference to communities there.
Explore more about travel in Western Uganda with this interactive Google satellite map of the country.
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.