About Western Region, Uganda
Uganda, a country in Eastern Africa, has four regions that are Western, Eastern, Northern and Central regions. The Western Region has 26 districts, including Bushenyi, Holma, Masaka, Sheema, Ibanda and the regional capital of Mbarara.
The region has an estimated population of 8,229,800 with a land mass of about 55,276.6 square kilometres.
Agriculture drives Western Uganda's economy, with the production of crops and fruits such as bananas, pineapples, mangoes, beans, millet and many others. The region has 9 airports and airstrips, including the Kasese Airport, which has flights to other Eastern African countries.
Points of Interest in Western Uganda
The Kitagata Hot Springs are natural hot springs located in Sheema District of Western Uganda. The Kitagata Hot Springs consist of two springs, Ekyomugabe and Mulago, believed to have healing powers.
The region has several parks too. The Kalinzu Forest Reserve and Kyambura Wildlife Reserve are located in Bushenyi District, and they are close to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Other parks in the region include Kibale National Park, Semlinki National Park, Katonga Wildlife Reserve and many others. Nyamyorro Museum and Mparo Tombs are also in this region.
Best Hotels in the Western Region
Jumia Travel offers you the best price for hotels in the Western Region of Uganda. The Mountains of the Moon hotel overlooks the Rwenzori Mountains and offers beautiful scenery along with the best comfort. Other hotels in the region include Scenery Guesthouse, Hotel Cornerstone and Sabs Guesthouse.