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!

Fort Portal is surrounded by 32 crater lakes, all within a one hour radius from town – each one the tranquil outcome of a formerly active volcano.

Fort Portal mosque
Fort Portal’s main roundabout
Crater lake – depicting on the 20,000 shilling note