Uganda: Fort Portal

 

Founded in 1893 by the British to protect the newly founded Toro Kingdom, Fort Portal is a pleasant highland town where we spend a relaxing week not doing very much. With the Mountains of the Moon as a backdrop, old colonial bungalows dotted around the town and quite a few good restaurants, there doesn’t seem to be a compelling reason to be anywhere else !

Oh, and there are 32 crater lakes within a one hour radius of FP – each one the tranquil outcome of a formerly active volcano.

 

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This exact scenery appears on the 20,000 Shilling note !

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