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Kabale



 

Kabale town centreKabale is the chief town of Kabale District in south western Uganda. Kabale municipality has 41,344 inhabitants and lies 2000m above sea level. It is a market town and a transport hub as the main road from Kampala continues through the town south to the border with Rwanda at Gatuna, 10 km away. Another road continues westwards to Kisoro, where travelers may continue to either the Democratic Republic of the Congo or the Rwandan town of Ruhengeri.

The town is often used as a stop off point for people visiting Lake Bunyonyi and is also a convenient base for the tourists to the two parks famous for mountain gorilla tracking. Accomodation is limited and slightly overpriced simply because most visitors are tourists or officials on government business.

The Highland Hotel is one of the best places to stay - still cheap by western standards, and has a good restaurant as well as quite clean rooms. The restaurant seems quite out of place and you are likely to be outnumbered by the waiting staff most evenings.

There seems to be no particular transport arrangement for accessing Lake Bunyonyi and the tourist island of Bushara - you make your own arrangements with a bodaboda rider or a man with a car/ taxi. The trip is too long to consider walking unless you are willing to devote an entire day to the activity.

Mgahinga National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Virunga Mountains along the Rwandan border are visible from the town.

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