Fort Portal is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. It is the seat of both Kabarole district and the Tooro Kingdom.
Fort Portal is located about 180 kilometres north-west of Mbarara, the largest city in the western region. To be exact, it is 290 kilometres by road, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city, on an all-tarmac two-lane highway.
According to the recent national
census, the population of Fort Portal, reported by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) is 60,000 as there is visible commotion,
especially around areas of Rwengoma, Kisenyi and Mpanga, where the main market
The town has gone cosmopolitan with mostly Banyankole, Banyarwanda, Bakonzo, Bakiga and Congolese settling in Tooro,
Many banks, bars and restaurants have been set up and you can feel the hussle of a busy town straight away when you enter Fort Portal.
Streets such as Lugard road, Mugurusi road and Kisenyi are some of the busiest streets in the town.
Fort Portal is the best place to tour in the whole of Western Uganda as its weather is very unique. It doesn’t shine for too long and it doesn’t rain for too long. It has the perfect weather for tourists and the food is amazing.So many hotels (which is actually the main business) have been put up and anybody visiting Fort Portal shouldn’t be worried of where they will crash for the night.
Very many tourist attractions are located here, including the famous Amabere ga Nyinamwiru, the several beautiful crater lakes, the rift valley escarpment, Queen Elizabeth National Park in the neighbourhood and the amazing tea estates and Kibale National Park
Fort Portal is also the home of the youngest King in Uganda; King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV.