The Crater Drive
This is an off-road adventure which explores the explosion craters and other items of geological interest.
Taking you through some amazing countryside and viewpoints this is a great place to discover more about the volcanic history of the area.
Hot Springs at Semuliki National Park
This hidden geological gem contains hot springs which are very easy to visit.
These hot springs are a real reminder of that this is a geoloically active area
Geological Resource Material
One of the key aims of the GeoMission Uganda is to produce educational material for primary schools, it is hoped this will be completed by the end of 2019.
Katwe Tourist Information Centre
THE SALT LAKE
Salt mining at Katwe is one of the African`s oldest industries.
From the 16th century salt has been one of the most
important items that attracted the attention of very
many people in Africa.
The explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley was the first
white man to make a written report from this aera. He
visited Lake Katwe with his exploration in 1875 and
made the first chemical analysis of the salt in Alexandra
and London afterwards.
Just like people in villages own gardens for cultivation,
people in Lake Katwe own salt pans. More than 3000
men and women still work in the Katwe salt mines.
THE FISH MARKET
At the seaside of Lake Edward you will find the fish market.
You moust come early in the morning when the fishermen – and the women – are coming back to the shore.
Women and men from Katwe come to buy - and they
meet buyers from a lot of local markets, - even from
THE KATWE WOMAN HOMECRAFT SHOP
In the Tourism Centre, in the Womens House, you can
buy handcraft. There you also will meet Kanyiginya
woman drama actors. The Centre is a very interesting
meetingplace when you visit Katwe Kabatooro.
Rwenzori Mountain National Park
The Rwenzoris – the fabled Mountains of the Moon – lie in western Uganda along the Uganda-Congo border. The equatorial snow peaks include the third highest point in Africa, while the lower slopes are blanketed in moorland, bamboo and rich, moist montane forest. Huge tree-heathers and colorful mosses are draped across the mountainside with giant lobelias and “everlasting flowers”, creating an enchanting, fairytale scene.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park protects the highest parts of the 120km-long and 65km-wide Rwenzori mountain range. The national park hosts 70 mammals and 217 bird species including 19 Albertine Rift endemics, as well as some of the world’s rarest vegetation.
The Rwenzoris are a world-class hiking and mountaineering destination. A nine- to twelve-day trek will get skilled climbers to the summit of Margherita – the highest peak – though shorter, non-technical treks are possible to scale the surrounding peaks.
For those who prefer something a little less strenuous, neighboring Bakonzo villages offer nature walks, homestead visits home cultural performances and accommodation, including home-cooked local cuisine