Fort Portal is such a unique and extraordinarily town found in western Uganda, Kabarole district. Kabarole flaunts its beauty through impressive clear sights of the undulating hills that engulf this spectacular town. The beauty of fort portal town is felt when still in the journey with sights over the wavy landscape along the route and green varying vegetation through Kasese, Mubende, Mbarara and other districts you choose to go through to reach fort portal town.
This town retrieved its name from the British officer by the name of Sir Gerald portal who build a fort in this area and it was a base for his colonial administrative errands in the region during the colonial times in Uganda. Presently, you can see the sculpture of Sir Gerald portal on the main roundabout of Fort portal town. Sir Gerald Portal’s monument is also what welcomes you to fort portal town. Fort portal has proved to a lot of travelers that is the most relaxing town in Uganda with spectacular sights and sounds through the very clean city access roads, standard hotels, and modern restaurants to prepare for you all foods.
The city nightlife is awesome as the bars play all interesting African and western hits to get you on the groove. The beautiful Batooro women will serve you your favorite drink and also give you all the company you need with your team. It is also said that the Batooro women are too polite, most beautiful and the sexiest among the western region tribes of Uganda.
During your stay in this town you can visit the historical sites of Tooro Kingdom, for example, one of the days you can tell your guide to take you too Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru caves where you find a connection of thrilling culture with the spectacular natural environment. You can also visit the Tooro kingdom palace which was given to the Queen mother of Tooro by the Lt. Colonel Muammar Ghadaffi of Libya. From there you can go and visit the Karambi tomb where all the royal people are buried. You can also visit the botanical gardens where you get a chance to learn about the beautiful farming projects just a small distance from the town center.
The fort may be no more, but the hospitable, dynamic and relaxing town can still be your portal to a world of great scenery, breathtaking nature and worthy adventures around the town and Kibale national park, for chimpanzee trekking. This town is used as a stopover for a lot of tourists who travel to the western region of Uganda. A fort portal vacation gives you a chance to visit the crater lakes of Kibale, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale national park and chimpanzee habituation activity. You can as well make a stop at Kibale national park and enjoy the view of the amazing hot springs and a lot of birds from the neighboring democratic republic of Congo.
The town is the heartland of tea growing, therefore, you are sure of a pleasant tropical climate all the year around. The location of Fort portal town is majorly the reason for the favorable weather experienced evenly almost throughout the year in the proximity to the equator. Fort Portal is well supplied with access tarmac roads, electricity, tap water, cool accommodation facility plus, the town is very clean with green perches that make it so beautiful and appealing on first sight.
You can get to fort via a number of routes but the shortest is Kampala-fort portal route, according to guest reviews. The journey is relatively long but very interesting as you get to see a lot of interesting sceneries of the undulating terrain and the way vegetation keeps on changing along the route, it is a 3 hours and 30 minutes’ drive when self-driving, however, is a little longer when you use the public means because they go on making stopovers at different point.