1/2 Day Crater Lakes Tour

Experience the breathtaking views of 9 crater lakes!
Private Tour
Rural Life
Trekking in Nature
Fort Portal, Uganda
5 hours
English, Swahili
No limit

What we'll do

Experience the breathtaking views of 9 crater lakes in the Fort Portal Region! We will visit the crater lakes and lava pipe, as well as the local communities. For those with young children, the elderly, or pressed for time, there is also the option to do a shorter walk of 2-3 hours.

Where we'll go


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Meeting point

The meeting place is at the junction of Mbuga Primary School around Ndali lodge. Transport from Fort Portal can be arranged.

Good to know

Good to know

The crater lakes in Fort Portal were formed about 8000-10000 years ago, as the result of vulcanic activity. The area around them supports a complex ecosystem, with over 300 bird species. One of the most popular lakes is Nyinambuga, which is the image found on Uganda's 20,000 currency note. Along the route are several villages where people live, farm and go to school.

What to bring

  • Water
  • Sunblock
  • Hat
  • Good trekking shoes
  • Camera

Cancellation and refund

The booking fee ($1.65 p.p. included in the displayed price) is non-refundable if you cancel your booking. If a local cancels a booking or does not show up at the agreed time and place, you receive a full refund of the booking fee.

You are buying a unique experience that also empowers local communities and people to improve their lives by sharing their knowledge and lifestyle.

We give space for creativity. The locals themselves decide and develop the activity idea and design it in a way they find interesting.

Locals get 100% of the price they want. The booking fee is added separately.

Meet the Local


Hi! My name is Noah, and it is my pleasure to meet you. Being a tour guide has been my dream for as long as I can remember. I received a Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management at the University, and since then I have been a professional tour guide for over nine years. I founded Uganda Crater Lakes Tours four years ago, a tour agency specializing in eco-tourism in the Fort Portal region. Uganda Crater Lakes Tours has grown and today we are in a fortunate position to be able to contribute to the villages through a community program, where we sponsor part of the school fees and items for children to attend school. I grew up in Lyantonde village in the Rwaihamba Parish Ruteete sub-county, which is in the Kabarole District in Fort Portal. I am fluent in English, and speak over ten local Ugandan languages. I am also passionate about helping the community and youths in the region. In my spare time, I serve in several offices concerning youths and hold positions in the District Youth Council. My purpose is to teach youths about eco-tourism and entrepreneurship, and to empower them with a brighter and sustainable future. I am thirty two years old this year, and together with my wife Unity, we are the proud parents of two beautiful children, a boy and a girl aged three and seven years old. Come visit the natural beauty and warm people that makes Uganda a fascinating destination. I look forward to welcoming you and being your trusted guide in the Fort Portal region!

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