KabaleWestern Uganda near Lake Bunyonyi.
Kabale is a market town and a transport hub as the main road from Kampala continues through the town, to the border with Rwanda at Katuna, 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Kabale. Another road continues westwards to Kisoro, where travellers may continue to either the Democratic Republic of the Congo or the Rwanda town of Ruhengeri. Kabale is often used as a stop-off point for people visiting Lake Bunyonyi but is a far less convenient base than Kisoro for those who want to visit the two parks famous for mountain gorilla tracking: Mgahinga National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Virunga Mountains along the Rwandan border are visible from the town.
Buses to and from Fort Portal take around 8 hours. Buses to and from Mbarara take around 3 hours. Kasese 7 hours.
Kisoro 2 hours.
Kabale to Kigali Rwanda is 104.3 km.
Home of Edirisa Museumaddress: muhumuza RoadHas a small gift shop.
phone: +256-392-584882A non-profit community group, Echuya Eco-tourism Association is now offering guided hikes in Echuya Central Forest Reserve for USh 30,000. The reserve is located an hour away from Kabale on the Kisoro road. There are two trails which cross forest, bamboo, and a rare high altitude swamp. Cultural visits with Bachiga, Batwa, and Bafumbira communities are also possible. Self-sufficient campground USh 20,000.
Stanbic BankHas an Mastercard/Visa Card ATM.
Equity BankHas an Mastercard/Visa Card ATM.
Royal Supermarket.address: Kisoro RoadWell stocked supermarket.
Skyline Hotel and Skyblue Motel Dinner BuffetsEat all you can.
- Lake Bunyongyi is 7 km away.
The Home Of Edirisaaddress: Muhumuza RdThe only place in town with a working Wi-Fi connection (most other places claim to have Wi-Fi, but "it's broken"). Good place to meet other travellers of "volunteers", okay food, free Wi-Fi (Dec 2013).
Kabale Backpackersaddress: Muhumuza RdGood and clean rooms, dorm bed/single/double/twin room with own bathroom.
New Shade treeaddress: Kabale Road.
Miami Tours and TravelFan single room. Has a lunchtime buffet.
Amagara Guest houseSingle/double rooms.
Victoria Innphone: +256 486422154Single/double rooms.
Hotel Home Againaddress: Kabale-Mbarara RoadStandard room with own bathroom and cable TV.
Hotel New Africaaddress: Mbarara RoadDouble room with outside bathroom.
Kings Hoteladdress: Mbarara RoadDouble room with own bathroom, fridge and cable TV