GeoMission Uganda

The Queen Elizabeth Parks Project


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GeoMission Uganda

GeoMission Uganda

GeoMission Uganda is a new initiative that has two main aims;

The investigation and promotion of  sustainable geological tourism in the Albertine Rift Valley and the promotion of the study of geology amongst the schools involved in the Queen Elizabeth Parks Project.

 

Working in partnership with Park staff and existing geotourism providers, this initiative

will use both GIS as well as more traditional publications to introduce visitors to the geology of the area.

GeoMission Uganda is led by Amy Peach a geology student currently studying at Plymouth University.

You can follow Amy's GeoAdventures by clicking on the links 

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

Congo.

 

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

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