Tourism Pontentials in Kamwenge

 Profiling of tourism sites in Kamwenge District

No.

Site

Profiling information

1

Lake George

  • It’s a Ramsar site of international significance under the Ramsar Convention of 1971
  • There is a potential to develop boat riding
  • Spot fishing can also be carried out
  • It is located within the Albertine Rift Valley
  • It is in close proximity with Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Presence of power line and a good road network
  • Presence of wide range of bird species
  • Presence of the hippos and crocodiles at Mahyoro landing site
  • It takes very short time for tourists to reach L.George. Within less than two hours, one is able to reach L.George from Fort Portal

2

The gorge covering parts of Kanara and Ntara

  • This gorge is uniquely and amazingly shaped
  • It  provides a very good/beautiful scenery with trees and steep slopes
  • While on the fringes of the gorge, the outlook of L.George is just marvelous
  • There is presence of cycads(encephalartos whitelockii) that gives the gorge more splendid attraction
  • This particular species found only in this area in the whole world
  • As such they are endemic to this area and are endangered
  • The potential for research because of presence of cycads is largely insurmountable

3

The Dam located within the gorge

  • Presence of falls which can act  as a tourist attraction feature
  • Presence of a good road network
  • Presence of power generation
  • It is also close to Queen Elizabeth National Park which gives it an upper hand in the development of tourism in Kamwenge district
  • The  steep and winding road that leads to the dam gives amazing features that are characteristic of promoting eco-tourism

4

Hotels-in Bigodi near Kibale National Park

  • These hotels are in close proximity to Kibale National Park
  • The weather is quite cool and attractive
  • Presence of nice hotels that can provide  accommodation which meets international standards
  • Presence of Electricity in the area
  • Presence of a good road network

5

The beautiful Kabuga  and Kinyamugara hills

  • Potential area for mountain climbing
  • Potential area for taming wildlife animals
  • Provide a beautiful scenery

6

Cultural sites in Bigodi

  • Presence of a good road network
  • There is a waterfalls, singing birds and  trees
  • This is where the Omukama used to get water for drinking
  • Presence of Electricity at the site

7

Iziba Lyomukama

  • This is where Ngorogoza sat with Omukama to discuss settlement of Bakinga in Tooro kingdom
  • Located on a rocky hill overlooking other beautiful undulating hills such as Mushaija Mukulu and Kabuga
  • Commands a very beautiful view of Kamwenge town and its environs
  • Presence of the historical site

`8

Mining sites-Dura and Kitaka

  • Presence of limestone quarry and gold quarry
  • Possibility of seeing how blasting is done
  • Presence of a good road network

9

Natural Forest-Kakasi

  • Potential area to develop a camping site
  • Presence of a wide range of tree species
  • Part of the area is located in Ibanda and Buhweju districts

 

10

Wetlands such as Nyakahama, Bigodi, Rwambu, Mahane, with diverse birds and butterfly species especially in Bigodi areas

  • Already KAFRED is promoting eco-tourism in the swamps of Bigodi
  • The district is therefore in good position to partner up with KAFRED
  • These are potential areas for bird watching
  • Additionally, these areas provide potential for harvesting hand craft materials
  • Presence of different butterfly species
  • The short distance from Fort portal to Bigodi provides more advantage for tourism to thrive in Kamwenge
  • Just 40 minutes is enough for a tour van to reach Bigodi

 

 


 

 

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