With a population of some 101,679, Kasese is one of the fastest growing areas in Uganda being not only home to the Hima Cement Company and Kilembe Mines (Uganda's largest copper mine) but as a tourist attraction being widely seen as a gateway to Queen Elizabeth National park and the stunning Rwenzori mountains.
With its own airport, which is in the process of being upgraded to an international airport, it is likely Kasese will expand over the next decade, however, at present, its still a small sleepy town but with a few excellent places to stay and eat as you prepare for your safari or trip into the nearby mountains.
In truth there is not much to see and do in Kasese itself ~ if you search online you can normally fine "10 things to do in" but in Kasese's case there are just five (!) and even one of those is like seeing a heritage sign to a place of interest only to find its a rock with not tourist value at all!
Nevertheless Kasese is looking forward to the future being committed to developing renewable energy supplies and improving the health and life outcomes of its residents by challenging deforestation, land degradation and reducing the use of dangerous energy sources such as kerosene.
Whilst not abundant with cafes and hotels, there are sufficient, and of good
quality, not to matter and they cater both for the budget traveller to the
Kasese area ad well as those looking for something a bit more upmarket.
On these pages we hope to provide all you need to know about Kasese, gateway to
Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Rwenzori mountains with its own national
park and popular trekking routes, however,
if you know of other tourist attractions in Kasese, get in touch and let us
know using our contact form. We accept free listings from local services and
businesses however we like to check them out first hand as well to ensure the
information we provide at Western Uganda Network is of value to our readers.