26 Days Uganda Adventure Safaris

Uganda Crater Lakes Safaris


Uganda Crater Lakes are located in western Uganda in between Kibale Forest National Park and the Rwenzori Mountains as well along Queen Elizabeth National Park. Western Uganda is gifted with 52 deep crater lakes which were formed about 8,000 – 10,000 years ago by heavy volcanic activity spreading rocks and ash all around hence great for Uganda crater lakes safaris and makes the area very fertile up to today, the locals use the fertile grounds for growing Irish, onions, pine apples, tea and banana plantations are all over the area. The Uganda crater lakes are a must to visit while you’re on your safari in western Uganda.
Some Uganda Crater Lakes Safaris are combined with a visit to Murchison falls National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Kibale forest National park as planned on this 6 Days Uganda crater lakes safaris. The trail takes you over wetlands, moving villages to villages which give you quite some attention from the locals. Visiting the Nyinambuga crater lake which is printed on the 20,000 Ugandan Shilling note, Vanilla and tea farm tours, community walks and hikes to waterfalls and hike to the “Top of the World” (viewpoint), hikes and hot springs, Canoeing & Birding, Mountain bike, fishing and boda boda tours and safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park and more. There are plenty of options visitors can explore the Crater Lake in western Uganda which include by use of motorcycle tour, canoeing, car, on foot and by boat.
The pristine Crater Lakes in the heart of Uganda where you can enjoy them from while staying at one of the lodges located nearby.
Hiking crater lakes trail in western Uganda–Fort Portal, including the famous “Top of the World Hike” the trail leads you to several crater lakes, through villages and tea plantations you have the beauty of the crater lakes before you and the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon in the distance – which is life time experience

Katwe Crater Lakes in Queen Elizabeth Park are located north of the Mweya Peninsula and are the highest point of the Park. There is the scenic Crater Drive – 27 kilometers where you see the beautiful crater lakes on your journey with few wildlife along the route, te, though Buffaloes and Elephants can be frequently seen. Their is also Lake Kitagata the lake is fed by a salty hot spring no appeal to wildlife but beautiful to behold. Along with this route, you have some beautiful panoramic views of the Western Rift Valley and its escarpments, the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, Lake George, Lake Edward, and the natural Kazinga Channel. You have the opportunity to visit Lake Katwe and its ancient salt works where you can take a tour that will benefit the local community.

Bunyaruguru Craters near Queen Elizabeth Park is located on the Kichwamba escarpment of the Western Rift near Queen Elizabeth Park. Lake Nkugute is a beautiful crater lake that is visible from the Mbarara Kasese road, however, there about 20 crater lakes found here and many dry craters. There are also view points where you can see the Kichwamba Rift valley and Queen Elizabeth Park.
Ndali – Kasenda Craters lakes can be explored on foot –there are many hikes that you can take here – the “Top of the World” gives one great view of the crater lakes here, the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, Tea Plantations, Kibale Rain forest Jungle, Lake George and the Kichwamba escarpment of the Western Rift Valley. There are several hikes that you can take with a guide from several hours to an all day one.

The Kasenda Craters are a perfect add-on to a visit to Kibale Forest and its Primates where one can also stay at U-Market Lodging such as Ndali Lodge and lodging such as CVK Lakeside Resort both overlooking a crater lake within easy reach of various hikes along the Kasenda Crater Lakes.
The Fort Portal Crater Field is the smallest among those in Western Uganda but there is a jewel among them and that is Lake Kyaninga and if you have a few dollars to spare there is the exclusive up-market Kyaninga Lodge – log cabin structures on a ridge overlooking the Lake Kyaninga Crater Lake and a breathtaking view of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, simply a delightful and peaceful place with plenty of hikes of the nearby area.