3 Days Fort Portal Tour

Trip overview

This 3 days Fort portal tour takes you to some of the rich historical, cultural and natural attractions in one of Uganda’s cleanest, smartest and charming cities. Your tour ends when you have got the best of the place, with a visit to the caves, explored numerous crater lakes, and hiked to the top of the world, visited Isunga and Bigodi communities. Fort portal City is one of the “must – visit” places in Uganda.

It is dubbed the “Tourism city” of Uganda, with several historical, cultural and natural attractions. It was where the early British colonialists in Uganda; including Sir. Gerald Portal built their base. It was first named Fort Gerry and then later “Fort portal”. The safari starts and ends at Entebbe, Kampala or any other agreed drop off point.

Detailed safari

Day 1: Depart Kampala for Fort portal City - King’s palace tour

The journey to Fortportal starts early in the morning, after briefing by the driver guide who will be leading the entire trip. The drive lasts for 6-7 hours, to western Uganda, with views of stunning features, landscapes and tea plantations.

Upon reaching Fortportal, you will head for lunch and thereafter visit Toro King’s Palace to get to learn some of the cultural and historical facts and then to Tooro Botanical Gardens. After all, drive through the Tourism city to your lodge for refreshment, dinner and an overnight.

Day 2: Crater lakes tour, top of the world hike and Isunga cultural community tour

This day starts early with a cup of coffee and thereafter a drive to different crater lakes and plantations. There are several crater lakes in the area, with an option of undertaking a canoeing experience, if just seeing isn’t enough. The tour later continues to Bigodi community where you will encounter baboons and other primates, birds such as the great Turacos and more, interact with local people, visit/ buy from the craft shops and then return to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch, you will go for top of the world hiking adventure, offering endless beautiful views of Kabarole landscape and distant horizons. The day’s activities climax with a cultural dance and storytelling at Isunga Cultural community. Dinner and overnight marks the end of this amazing experience.

Day 3: Visit Amabere G’anyinamwiru caves and depart

After a tasty breakfast meal at the Lodge, you will have the luggage packed and checkout of the lodge for a departure to Kampala or Entebbe international airport after exploring the Amabere caves. The caves are a great historical, cultural attraction, with overhanging stalactites and stalagmites. It was named after Nyinamwiru; the daughter of King Bukuku, one of the ancient rulers (kings) of this land. The caves resemble breasts, and the ancient people believe that the water it drips are of Nyinamwiru breasts.

You will enjoy and take photos of this site, as well as a hike to the Nyakasura caves, followed by another adventure of hiking Mweganywa hill. Have a stopover for lunch and stunning views of the landscape and other attractions.

End of safari.

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