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Top Descriptions

As East African towns go, Fort Portal is more pleasant than most – although on first arrival you might ask yourself how? It’s just as dishevelled as most, slightly more congested and exhaust-fume ridden, and really only slightly better facilitated. But what Fort Portal seems to have going for it more than anything else is its location. With impressive views of the Rwenzori Mountains on a clear day, the nearby, and easy access to Kibale Forest National Park and even with a bit of a drive, you’ll find yourself well situated to explore the adventurous surrounding areas. Combine this location with a better array of guesthouses, some variety in restaurants, and access to a couple of fairly well-stocked shops and you’ve got yourself a solid East African base to dip in and out of. You might not dream of returning, but you shouldn’t at least be in any hurry to leave. – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

Fort Portal is a surprisingly cheap spot (for East Africa) to spend a few days, especially if you stay at the excellent value . There’s also more to do in the surrounding areas than a lot of other parts of . The is particularly recommended if you like long rural walks.
Watch out for the manic driving here, especially around . There are also a few more crazies walking around town in Fort Portal than we’ve come across in other places.
If you have your own wheels, do look into the beautiful .
 
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The Location

What should we know?

Name in local script:
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Also known as:
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Environment type:dirt, hill, forest, lake, mountain, viewpoint
Location type:rural, town, village
 
Religion type:Christianity, Islam

What can we see or do there?

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Birds:maribou stork

How much will it cost us?

Currency:Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
Average daily budget:UGX75,900

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:5 nights
High season:June, July, August
Low season:April, May, October, November

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, Swahili
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:256

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Geographical feature:Rwenzori Mountains

The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:6
 
Travel time to attractions:25 minutes
Travel time to next location:3 hours
 
Altitude:1,480 m
Population:54275
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Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500mlUGX6,500
Beer (national)500mlUGX4,500
Fizzy drink1 litre
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Fruit juice1 litreUGX8,500
Gin (multinational)1 litreUGX27,000
Gin (national)1 litreUGX22,000
Milk1 litre
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Oil1 litreUGX8,500
Rum (multinational)1 litreUGX65,000
Rum (national)1 litre
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Vodka (multinational)1 litreUGX28,000
Vodka (national)1 litreUGX2,200
Water1 litreUGX1,000
Whisky (multinational)1 litreUGX72,000
Whisky (national)1 litreUGX22,000
Wine1 bottleUGX30,000
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Almonds100g
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Apples1kg
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Bananas1kgUGX2,000
Bell pepper1kg
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Bread1 loafUGX3,500
Carrots1kg
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Chillies1kg
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Chocolate (multinational)1 barUGX3,500
Chocolate (national)1 bar
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Coconut milk1 canUGX6,500
Cucumber1kg
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Eggs1 dozen
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Garlic1kg
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Ginger1kg
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Honey1 jarUGX7,500
Ice cream1 unitUGX2,000
Jam1 jarUGX5,000
Onions1kg
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Oranges1kg
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Pasta1kgUGX10,000
Peanut butter1 jarUGX8,500
Peanuts100g
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Potatoes1kg
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Raisins100g
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Rice1kgUGX5,500
Sandwich1 unit
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Tomatoes1kg
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Antifungal shampoo1 bottleUGX7,000
Conditioner1 bottleUGX18,000
Condoms1 packUGX450
Deodorant1 canUGX8,000
Floss1 packUGX15,000
Hand sanitizer1 bottle
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Laundry soap1 bar
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Razors1 packUGX6,500
Sanitary towels1 packUGX3,500
Shampoo1 bottleUGX10,000
Soap1 barUGX2,000
Tampons1 box
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Toilet roll1 unitUGX1,300
Toothpaste1 tubeUGX4,500
Washing powder1 boxUGX4,500
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Antiseptic cream1 tube
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Bandages1 packUGX5,000
Chapstick1 unit
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Contact lens solution1 bottle
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Headache tablets1 packUGX200
Ibuprofen1 packUGX200
Mosquito repellent1 bottleUGX4,000
Nail clippers1 set
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Plasters1 packUGX300
Sun cream1 bottleUGX20,000
Sunglasses1 pair
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Batteries4-packUGX3,000
Chilli powder100g
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Cigarettes (multinational)20-packUGX7,500
Cigarettes (national)20-packUGX3,000
Coriander100gUGX10,000
Cumin100gUGX8,000
Fuel1 litreUGX3,430
Internet1 hourUGX3,000
Lighter1 unit
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Matches1 pack
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Paprika100g
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Travel multiadapter1 unit
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Travel plug1 unit
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Turmeric100gUGX8,000
Stock1 packUGX2,500

Local Cuisine

DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Biryani (meat)UGX13,500
Biryani (vegetarian)UGX11,000
Breakfast (continental)UGX20,000
Breakfast (cooked)UGX32,000
BuffetUGX16,000
BurgerUGX19,000
Burger (cheese)UGX20,000
Burger (vegetarian)UGX23,000
Burrito (meat)UGX29,000
Burrito (vegetarian)UGX26,000
Cake (slice)UGX4,000
Calzone (large)UGX28,000
CarbonaraUGX23,000
CerealUGX4,000
ChapattiUGX1,700
Curry (generic – meat)UGX16,167
Curry (generic – vegetable)UGX15,500
Curry (South Asia – meat)UGX12,000
Curry (South Asia – vegetarian)UGX10,000
Curry (Southeast Asia – meat)UGX29,000
Cutlet (beef/chicken)UGX19,000
DalUGX8,000
Eggs (how you like)UGX4,000
Fillet (beef)UGX26,000
Fish and chipsUGX25,000
Fish fingersUGX16,750
French friesUGX5,875
Fried (chicken)UGX14,875
Fried (fish)UGX15,000
Fried rice (meat)UGX11,500
Fried rice (vegetable)UGX10,000
Fruit saladUGX6,400
G/KatogoUGX6,500
Grilled (chicken)UGX12,833
Grilled (fish)UGX18,500
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Ice cream (scoop)UGX6,000
Liver and chipsUGX14,500
Meat ballsUGX12,000
Mixed grillUGX26,333
Noodle soup (meat)UGX6,500
Noodle soup (vegetable)UGX7,000
OmeletteUGX3,300
Pancake (loaded)UGX14,000
Pancake (simple)UGX5,000
Pasta (meat)UGX14,500
Pasta (vegetable)UGX14,500
Pizza (loaded)UGX24,500
Pizza (simple)UGX14,500
Pork chopsUGX15,000
Quesadilla (vegetables)UGX25,000
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
RibsUGX12,500
SaladUGX7,100
Salad (meat)UGX10,800
Samosas (meat)UGX4,333
Samosas (vegetable)UGX3,000
Sandwich (basic)UGX7,250
Sandwich (loaded)UGX11,750
Skewers (meat)UGX11,833
Soup (meat)UGX9,167
Soup (vegetarian)UGX6,200
SteakUGX17,333
Stew (meat)UGX13,500
Stir fry (meat)UGX11,667
Stir fry (vegetable)UGX10,000
Stroganoff (meat)UGX15,000
Whole (chicken)UGX50,000
Whole (fish)UGX21,500
BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Beer (multinational)UGX4,667
Beer (national)UGX3,800
CappuccinoUGX8,000
CoffeeUGX5,000
Fruit juice (fresh)UGX4,300
Gin (bottle)UGX30,000
GuinnessUGX4,000
Hot chocolateUGX5,500
MilkUGX4,000
MilkshakeUGX8,667
Red BullUGX6,000
Rum (bottle)UGX70,000
Rum (shot)UGX4,000
SmoothieUGX10,000
Soft drinkUGX1,900
TeaUGX3,800
Tea (African)UGX3,875
Tea (herbal)UGX5,500
Vodka (bottle)UGX30,000
Water (2L)UGX2,750
Whisky (bottle)UGX85,000
Whisky (shot)UGX5,500
Wine (bottle)UGX30,000
Wine (glass)UGX6,750

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