About Fort Portal
Located west of Uganda's capital city Kampala, Fort Portal is a market town between Kibale National Park, Rwenzori Mountains and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
This region is situated at an elevated point overlooking the Rwenzori Range and linked with other nearby cities like Bundibugyo, Kyenjojo and Margherita by road.
Fort Portal is named after the British Special Commissioner for Uganda, Sir Gerald Portal. It is an important commercial centre housing the processing of peanuts, sesame, coffee and also a major market.
Best Fort Portal Hotels
A great hotel to stay in Fort Portal is Mountains of the Moon Hotel, overlooking the Rwenzori Mountains. It is situated in a convenient environment for both leisure and business travellers. The rooms at the hotel offer a great view of the mountains.
One of the most affordable hotels in Fort Portal is Rays Hotel, neat and has on-site restaurant. Check out the full list of hotels in Fort Portal on Jumia Travel. Book now, pay later on most hotels.
Things to See in Fort Fortal
Touring Fort Portal offers visitors a delightful shopping experience, a variety of industrial products, dairy products and shoes. Fort Portal is famous for its tea. You can visit the tea plantations to see and experience the process first hand.
For the adventure seeking travellers, the Ruwenzori range is the best destination for mountaineering. Explore the fascinating crater lakes, the lush marshlands and forests. Animals such as chimpanzees, bush pigs and monkeys.