Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the Rubiriz district, and the Rubirizi district is curved away from the Bushenyi, and it has got its headquarters that are found in Bunyaruguru. Other than being part of the main national park, Rubiri District also features other important attractions, and these include the Kasyoha Kitomi Forest and Maramagambo Forest Reserves, which are famous for chimpanzee tracking.
These forests form the main attraction of the whole Rubirizi district. As identified above, over 784 square kilometers of the Rubirizi district are covered by forest. This implies that the majority of Rubirizi geographical landscapes is some show of determined or dominated by attraction, especially the forest reserves.
Rubirizi district is located in western Uganda and is bordered by several neighbors’ districts, including Kasese district in the north, Buhweju district in the east, Bushenyi district in the west, and Ibanda district in the east-eastern direction. While in the west, the district is also bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which can be reached by visiting the famous Lake Edward. This means that you can cross from Rubirizi to the Democratic Republic of the Congo using canoes or a boat.
The majority of Queen Elizabeth National Park is found in the Rubirizi National Park and is mostly forested, with hilly terrain and several crater lakes. Within the thousand boundaries of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, the park is featured within the Rubirizi district. The farmland enhanced by the people of the Rubirizi district has formed the buffer zone between the park and the local communities. The district depends on agriculture, and the district receives two rainy forests of about 1500 mm to about 2000 mm of rain fall throughout the year.
Things to see in Rubirizi district
Rubirizi, the district, has some of the attractions that you can see if you decide to explore it.
One of the attractions is the coffee plantation. As I have earlier stated, the majority of the people in this area are farmers, and there are larger coffee plantations that are found and heavily grown in the Kirungu sub county. There are a lot of people who grow coffee, and here you can explore more about the coffee plantation. Discover how coffee is grown, harvested, and exported.
It is also important to note that Kyambura gorge is found in Rubizi district, in the same sub county as Kirungu subcounty. While in the Kyambura gorge, you will see clearly the views of the Queen Elizabeth National Park; this is the major attraction in Rubirizi, especially for visitors who are interested in chimpanzee trekking.
Additionally, the Magambo sun county in Rubirizi district is where you’ll be able to explore the Maramagambo forest. The forest facilitates the forest nature walk safaris and the major attraction in the Maramabago forests is the presence of the Bat Caves and Pythons. This is very wonderful and interesting. Come and enjoy the safari experience in the Maramagambo forest in the Rubirizi district.
Remember that the Katungulu subcounty is also found in the Rubirizi district. This place is majorly occupied by the fishing villages and several communities, including the crater lakes. Queen Elizabeth National is found in the Katungulu subcounty in the Rubirizi district. The fishing villages and the Katunguru Bridge, which is sometimes where the boat cruise on the Kazinga channel begins, are among the attractions here, and this adds to the safari’s appeal.
The Kasyoha-Kitomi forest reserve is also interesting and found within the Rubirizi district. The area also covers some of the spaces that are occupied by Lake George and Lake Edward. 20% of the Rubirizi district is covered by the water bodies and even the crater lakes area is also found in this wonderful national park. Crater lakes are common here in the Rubirizi district. All these facilities are intergraded into the safari itineraries to enhance our visitors’ experience and much of the information about our Queen Elizabeth safari destination.
Where to stay in the Rubirzi district
There are different accommodations that are found within the Rubirizi section of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the accommodations are available because the places are frequently visited by the visitors, and this is good to ensure that the visitors get their maximum satisfaction. It is fascinating to see the lodges associated with the Kichwamba, such as the buffaloes, Nyamusingiri lodge, Ishasha camping sites, Maramagambo camping sites, and the King Fisher Lodge.
While visiting the Rubirizi district, you will encounter many of the facilities, including the wonderful terrain of the area, which is so spectacular. Natural wildlife walking safaris in the Maramagambo forest are so fascinating and wonderful. You will stay at some of the best and most wonderful safari lodges as well as at the camping sites welcoming campers.