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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

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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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      Animals:
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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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          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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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            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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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            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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