Kabale Town is a city full of beautiful hills and endless greenery scenery seen from above and below, and it is home to the energetic Bakiga people of Uganda’s south-western region.
Kabale means “small stone,” and it was named after a piece of local iron that was so heavy that people traveled long distances to see and handle it.
According to Festo Karwemera, a historian based in Kigezi, originally the stone was situated at the district headquarters, and young men while grazing would try to push it and roll the mysterious stone in vain.
“The locals believe that with the arrival of the colonialists the stone went missing, and it is said that they are the cause of the disappearance of the beautiful stone,” said Karwemera.
Lake Bunyonyi is located in Kabale district, and it is blessed with natural sites to visit and relax away from the noisy towns.
While on a tour in Kabale, don’t miss Lake Bunyonyi (meaning place of many birds) with a depth of 40 meters and length of 186 kilometers, and a beautiful sight to behold. A lake created millions of years ago is undoubtedly the most beautiful lake in Uganda. Lake Bunyonyi is in south-western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale, and it is close to the border with Rwanda. The lake appeared from 2004 to 2009 on the USh 5,000 note under the title “Lake Bunyonyi and Terraces.”
The Batwa people of south-west Uganda, Uganda’s smallest tribe, are nomadic hunter-gatherers who roam the forest area and have managed to preserve their population and way of life by living exclusively in forests.
The Batwa Experience is another day trip worth making when staying in western Uganda and is described as a hands-on, mind-opening adventure you will never forget.
The Batwa Experience was created by the Batwa to preserve their ancient culture and ensure future generations are educated about their way of life.
Kabale Hills, the Switzerland of Africa, are the hills and site of the brave that make your adrenals boil while driving around Kabale with fear and joy at the same time. It is an irresistible feeling that takes your breath away and leaves you wanting to spend more time and a lifetime there.