Positioned to the South West of Uganda, Rubanda is one of the newly created districts which commenced operations on 1st July 2016. The district shares boundaries with the districts of Kanungu, Kisoro and Kabale. In fact Rubanda was a county under Kabale district but with the government initiative of bringing services close to people, the county turned into a district. Rubanda feature Bakiga majorly as its inhabitants but with a population of the Batwa not forgetting Bafumbira and the Banyarwanda who emanate from the neighboring areas presenting a culturally diverse environment that is worth exploration by travelers on Safaris and tours in Uganda.
at the heart of the famous Switzerland of Africa – the Kigezi
Highlands, Rubanda’s beauty is a wonder that have straddled from the
ancient to the contemporary times mesmerizing the Uganda safari tour
undertakers. The top-pointed hills intercepted by V-shaped Valleys
present a magnificent panoramic and scenic beauty whose man has further
enhanced with rolling terraces and patches African green crops.
Africa’s Second deepest lake more known for its magnificent 29 Islands
other than its depth which has earned it the dub as the Lake of a
thousand Islands, Lake Bunyonyi is a life time paradise for those on Africa vacation holidays in Uganda. Formed by lava barricade, Lake Bunyonyi presents one of the great picturesque moments in destination Uganda
also features a great deal of high grade Iron ore mineral resource
close to Muko which the local iron smelters locally referred to as
Abahesi turn into tools like knives, pangas, spears and hoes sold
commercially following the iron smelting process. This expertise and the
process present an experiential touch loved by visitors on Uganda Safaris and tours. Other mineral reserves in the district include finest tungsten, wolfram, gold and peat.
Rubanda features less forest cover in terms of distribution, the
district has in possession at Mafuga the largest forest plantation in
the whole of Uganda
and the only known pinus patula seed stand at Echuya Forest Reserve
which has enabled people to embark on extensive tree planting for
commercial and domestic use. The Echuya Forest Reserve which is one of
the remaining natural forests in Uganda with Bamboo thrives in the area.
Impenetrable National Park lies in the neighborhood with its largest
population of Mountain gorillas in the country forming a rich base for gorilla safaris and tours in Uganda. Bwindi is also a haven for birds and lush flora.