Katwe Village TourLocation: Bordering Queen Elizabeth National Park
What´s it like to live in this village next to the salt lake? This tour gives visitors the chance to meet the locals, and get involved in their daily lives.
You will be welcomed to a traditional homestead, to see what the villagers come home to after a hard day harvesting salt on the lake. Cooking demonstrations will introduce you to the food of this region and the traditional methods used to cook and prepare the meals.
Visitors will also enjoy a trip to the local school.
- Interact with community members and discover what life is like in Katwe
- Know that you are giving something back! Profits from the tour support environmental and health awareness campaigns, as well as providing an income for those too elderly to mine salt. Your visit will improve the lives of the people you meet!
- Go back to basics – learn how to make traditional Ugandan food on an open fire
- All guides used are local, and have received training
- Profits raised have gone towards supplying desks for local schools, and supporting older residents who are no longer able to mine salt.
- Local crafts and handmade batik and tie-dye fabrics are available to purchase at the main office – profits go to the craftswomen of the Katwe Women's Group. The women perform dramas and songs in surrounding communities and schools to raise awareness of issues such as HIV and the environment, especially poaching.
- Guided village tour and all demonstrations
Contact us for more information
Phone: +256 414 501 866 / +256 772 657 700
DurationTwo hours, but flexible
What to Bring
- Suitable walking shoes
- Sun screen
- Insect repellent
- Bottled water and snacks
- Light, long-sleeved shirt, hat and sunglasses are recommended
- Binoculars for bird watching
- Tips for guide and community members
Price$10 for non-residents
$5 for Ugandans, with a discount for groups