It's our core Principle to Discover, Spot and Identify Special destinations in any corner within the Pearl of Africa, Today was yet another great Discovery Travel we made. While traveling to Bwindi via the newly constructed tarmac road of Kitagata, we made a memorable stop over at Kitagata Hot Springs.
any Great Trekker would say... It was a once in a life time experience
not only for us but also for our great Research Tourist Micheal Daniels
and his team from Canada... The attractive Hot waters of the Springs
left our guests with No option But to only join the rest of the
travelers in the Spring.
Special Credit goes to the Tour Guides of the Day Kiiza Herbert and Makoma Nation.
"We Are The Great Trekkers Safaris and We Know Where to find the best Attractions in the Wilderness"
FACTS ABOUT THE HOT SPRINGS
The Kitagata Hot Springs are located in Sheema District, Western
Uganda. They are approximately 1.5 kilometres by road, east of Kitagata
urban center in Sheema District.
The springs are also about 72
kilometres west of Mbarara Town. They are two hot springs adjacent to
each Ekyomugabe and Mulago. The springs are 350 km from Kampala City.
The hot springs are commonly known as ‘Mulago Hot Spring’ as they are
believed by local people to have healing powers.’ Mulago’ means
hospital. On a daily basis, so many people with different ailments
flock to the springs to bathe in the warm water. The water in the
springs can warm up to 80 °C (176 °F). It is estimated that about 800
people visit the springs per week.
Vegetation and scenery
The scenery around the springs includes conical hills and beautiful green vegetation of trees and grass.
Source of water
River Ngaromwenda supplies water to the springs.
In order to ensure orderliness and hygiene at site of the spring the
following rules have been put in place by the local leaders:
No fighting, no making noise, no smoking and no use soap;
Children have to be dipped in dressed in their nappies.
The water from springs has been found to contain varying amounts of
minerals and chemicals which are known to have medicinal values in them.
The minerals and chemicals include sodium chloride, potassium chloride,
lithium sulphate, calcium sulphate, calcium phosphate and magnesium
chloride among others.
Compiled By Rogers Nasasira