Did you know that fort portal is the only tourism city in Uganda with an English name and the cleanest city full of natural green vegetation? Fort portal is designated as a tourism town in Uganda because it has got a lot to offer in the tourism world, discovering the rain forests in Kibale Forest National park, mountain hiking in the high heights around crater lakes, and mountain Ruwenzori.
Fort claims a variety of top tourist attractions in Uganda for example Bigodi wetland sanctuary, Semuliki national park, lake Nkuruba Nature reserve, Amabere caves, Tooro Botanical Gardens, the best Uganda crater lakes tours, Kibale forest National park best known for chimpanzees. Fort has got top class hotels which provide endless opportunities to eat, drink, and have some rest.
Fort portal is located in the western region of Uganda approximately 320km by road west of Kampala the capital city consisting of both Kabarole district and the Toro kingdom. It was founded by Gerald Portal in 1859.
Here are some of the activities you can do in and around fort portal city for the best tour and exploration of this beautiful land.
Starting a day with a wonderful breakfast menu at different luxury hotels of fort portal. As we all know how Uganda’s food is exciting and delicious, it consists of local foods, the Rolex, white and black tea which will help you charge for the long day of adventure.
With the help of our tour guides team, you will be able to take a tour outside the city to many tourist attractions around fort portal town which is mind-blowing.
Primate watching in Kibale is one of the best safari experiences in the Fort portal. It’s about 26km southeast of the beautiful Fort Portal town. Here you will be able to see the highest number of primates in East Africa.
Over 13 primate species live here including our great cousins’ chimpanzees with over 1450 individuals living on a 795km2 land cover with the most beautiful tropical forests in the whole of Uganda making it the best destination. In addition, Kibale will offer you a chance to see L’Hoest’s monkeys, endangered red colobus monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons among many others. Other wildlife here consists of buffaloes, leopards, bush pigs, elephants, antelopes among others but they are hardly seen.
On fort portal land, don’t miss to visit Semuliki national park which is located on the western side of Rwenzori. The park is dominated by the Ituri Forest which is home to numerous Central African wildlife species and the local population includes a Batwa Pygmy community that originated from the Ituri without forgetting wonderful wildlife including many bird species for the best birding experience.
These caves are the historic site believed to be the birthplace of the founding king of the Bachwezi located 5km west of the fort portal. In this historical place, you will not miss knowing how these caves came into existence not forgetting to see a small historical waterfall in this place.
Visiting Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru caves is an interesting cultural tour because you will be guided through the history of the Bachwezi dynasty that lived in this place for very many years.
Bigodi swamp walk is good in the evening hours. The sanctuary is good for bird watching because the swamp rewards you with a variety of bird species.
The palace is worth a visit. It is the residence of King Oyo who ascended the throne in 1995 at the age of 3 years. The guide will relate the history of the kingdom and explain the ceremonies which take place here.
These crater lakes are breathtaking beautiful scenes with the best hiking hills around the craters. The hikes lead you through several crater lakes, villages, tea plantations, and waterfalls. When on the top at the crater lakes, you can see the tallest African mountain ranges– mountain Rwenzori ranges from a distance with a good view photo experience.