Are you planning to make a trip to Uganda’s verdant Bushenyi district and wondering what to see or do during your time in the district? That shouldn’t be your worry because this district is a real paradise countless interesting attractions that will take your breath away.
Bushenyi is one of the coolest places you will ever visit during Uganda safaris and the moment you step into this destination, you can be able to tell the difference with other places because of its cool weather and surprisingly wonder whether it’s another country not Uganda. Therefore, the interesting attractions you are likely to encounter in this spectacular district include;
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Gazetted in 1952 and stretching for 1978 square kilometers, Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the attractions you are likely to explore when you visit the verdant Bushenyi district and is so far one of the most visited in the country. It is popular for the tree climbing lions in the Southern Ishasha sectors and you will not find in another place in Uganda. Notably, there are over 96 species of mammals in this destination and some of the must-see animals include Lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, chimpanzees, Uganda Kobs and many others.
Some of the interesting activities you relish within Queen Elizabeth National Park include boat rides within the Kazinga channel and offers opportunities of spotting crocodiles and Hippos, game drives, nature walks/hiking, hot air ballooning, chimpanzee tracking within the Kyambura gorge and bird watching.
Kitagata Hot springs
Kitagata Hot springs is another popular attraction within Bushenyi district and is situated at only 15 kilometers south of the Town and extends for around 50 square meters. The hot waters of Kitagata are capable of boiling eggs, bananas or potatoes but are believed to possess healing powers to treat several skin diseases and other ailments among others.
Kalinzu Forest Reserve and Ecotourism Center
It is undeniable that the tropical rainforest of Kalinzu Reserve is found within western Uganda’s Bushenyi district. Situated at around 10 kilometers west on the main Mbarara-Kasese highway, this Forest Reserve is nestled on the top of an escarpment on the eastern edge of the Great Albertine Rift Valley, it covers an area of 147 square kilometers and is adjacent to Queen Elizabeth National Park as well as Maramagambo Forest.
Kalinzu Forest Reserve is a home to at least 6 primate species including chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys and blue monkeys as well as over 378 species of birds such as sunbirds, Great blue turaco, Cuckoos, black and white casqued hornbills and many others. It also serves as a Campsite and excursion tourist destination
In conclusion, Bushenyi district is not only known for its cool climate and verdant vegetation but also a medley of spectacular attractions that include Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kitagata Hot springs and Kalinzu Forest Reserve and Ecotourism Center. With these magnificent attractions, it would be an unforgettable moment to explore all these sites during Uganda safaris.