4 Amazing Tourist Attractions To Visit In & Around Kasese;- Located in the Rwenzuru region north of Lake George in Kasese town, a destination whose economy was once centred near copper mining at Kilembe but currently depends on cobalt and cement. While Kasese is popularly understood as a cement, cobalt, and copper mining region by investors, travellers see further than visiting the place for the possibility of travelling to different memorable tourist attractions within and around Kasese.
We offer trustworthy 4×4 car rental services in Kasese including self-drive and guided road trips in point you prepare to do a Kasese safari, here are 4 excellent tourist attractions you should have on your travel itinerary if you want to enjoy the full feeling of Kasese tourism.
Getting To Kasese – You can travel to Kasese using three means of transport i.e. a private 4×4 rental car, bus, or an aeroplane. A road trip in a car will bring approximately 7 and a half hours via Kampala City -Masaka road, Mbarara-Masaka road, and Mbarara – Kasese road. Aerolink provides 1-and-a-half-hour air flights from Entebbe Airport to Kasese airstrip.
Leading 4 Tourist Attractions In and Near Kasese Town
1- Mountain Rwenzori – One of Uganda’s most famous UNESCO heritage sites named “Mountains of the Moon” by the well-known Greek geographer Ptolemy, the Rwenzori mountains are a leading tourist attraction in Kasese famously visited by adventure travellers as well as researchers. Two of the Rwenzori peaks i.e. Mount Stanely & Speke are one of the leading 5 tallest peaks in Africa and are cherished by both beginner and expert mountain climbers around the world. Apart from mountain hiking, you will discover a variety of wildlife species while at the national park and these include Elephants, antelopes, Rwenzori otters, white colobus monkeys, reptiles, and chimpanzees plus an incredible 217 bird species.
2- Queen Elizabeth National Park – Another excellent tourist attraction in Kasese is the notorious Queen Elizabeth national park located very near to Rwenzori mountains. The national park is home to around 95 mammal species that include Elephants, lions, Ugandan kob, forest hogs, warthog, Topi, waterbucks, spotted hyenas, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, Buffaloes, chimpanzees at Kyambura Gorge to mention but a few and almost 600 bird species which be smoothly seen during game drives through the Kasenyi plains and Ishasha sector plus boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. You can book a safari to Queen Elizabeth national park online with FK Car Rental Uganda and have a secure road trip to one of Uganda’s most well-known national parks.
3- Kibale Forest National Park – Considered as the primate capital of East Africa, Kibale forest is home to around 1500 chimpanzees of the 4950 registered in Uganda making it the leading chimpanzee tracking place in Uganda. Don’t predict to meet only chimpanzees on your safari in Kibale forest as it’s home to 12 different primate species that include vervet monkeys, Guereza colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed monkeys, blue-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s gentle and among others, the park is again home to 77 mammal species and up to 371 species making it the ideal wildlife destination for primate and game enthusiasts.
4 – Kalinzu Forest Reserve – Another enchanting destination to visit on the trip to Kasese is the Kalinzu forest reserve, home to up to over 6 primate species, 378 bird species, and about 414 tree species making it the ideal destination for primate lovers and nature enthusiasts. The most famous activity done in Kalinzu forest is chimpanzee tracking with about 300 chimpanzees registered and nearly 40 habituated by a Japanese research group. Nature walks through the valleys open you to excellent sights of the Rwenzori mountains, Kazinga channel, and Lake George.
Honourable Mentions – Rwenzuru Kingdom Palace, Rwenzori Founders Art Center, Hima cement factory, Kilembe copper and cobalt mines.
So if you are preparing on hiring a 4×4 car in Kasese for a self-drive or driver-guided road travel, you should include these 4 tourist attractions in your Uganda safari itinerary. You can rent a personal car now by just sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us now at Airtel;- (+256-707457134 ), MTN;- (+256-774784213), WhatsApp:- (+256-775694186) to speak or chat with our reservations team.