Fort Portal


Fort portal is a town found in western Uganda within Kabarole district. It is 180 km northwest of Mbarara, the largest city in the western region and it’s also 297km by road, west of Kampala Uganda’s capital city.


Fort portal was named after a British fortress which was constructed on the site of towns present day golf club, with the aim of protecting Toro kingdom from guerrilla raids by king kabalega of bunyoro kingdom.


Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park

Kibale Park provides a home to chimpanzees and to a variety of species .The chimpanzees are taught how to deal with humans for easy trekking.

Toro botanical gardens

These are homegrown botanical gardens with a variety of indigenous plants and trees .there are also farming projects like flower, herbs and medical plants.

Amabere caves

The limestone rocks and the surrounding crater lakes with a water fall provide scenic feature in the region with a story of the king who ordered to cut off the breasts of the princess because she had refused to marry the man that was chosen by her father.

Hiking around the Crater Lake area .

This area gives a clear scenic view of the Rwenzori ranges and the Fortal portal town. It also provides a conducive and relaxed atmosphere all year round.

Kingdom palace

The karukiza palace found at karukiza the highest hill with a view of the town is a unique building of the town can also be a tourist attraction in the area.

karambi royal tombs

These tombs belong to the royal family of Toro kingdom and is the burial ground of the 3 Toro kings, Kyebambe Kamurasi, Olumi kaboyo II and Rukiidi III. There are also royal regalia like drums, spears and shields were kept here and so provide the best cultural tour experience

How to get there

Fort portal is situated 294 km by road, west of Kampala s capital city and it takes about 5 hours to get there in a private car. To rent a car in Fort Portal for self-drive or guided road trip, simply send us an email to or call us on +256-758540071 to speak with reservations team.