Top things to do in Fort Portal

Top Choice African in Fort Portal


Quite friendly and popular, this busy corner restaurant has a quality menu of foreign and local dishes including burgers, curries, pizza and African fare such as firinda (mashed skinless beans) and lots of mochomo (…
Gardens in Fort Portal

Tooro Botanical Garden

These homegrown botanical gardens have a lot of well-signed indigenous plants and trees, as well as an organic farming project growing herbs, flowers, natural dyes and medicinal plants. Admission includes a tour thr…
International in Fort Portal


Coveted by travellers, this elegant cafe has a creative menu featuring crocodile burgers, Flemish beef stew with Guinness and mash, and a selection of 46 excellent wood-fired pizzas, including a superb calzone. The …
Market in Fort Portal

Mugusu Market

The Wednesday market, 11km south of Fort Portal, is the largest market in the west and attracts traders from all over, including many from the DRC selling fresh produce, clothing and bric-a-brac.
Bar in Fort Portal


The most popular spot for a drink in Fort Portal, this Belgian-owned bar/club has outdoor seating and plenty of large screens showing sports.
Bakery in Fort Portal

Sweet Aromas Bakery

Offering tasty baked goods, teas and fresh coffee, this tiny bakery and cafe can satisfy your sweet tooth. It's popular with expats.
Palace in Fort Portal

Tooro Palace

Looking down at town from its highest hill, the palace is worth a visit purely for its 360-degree panoramic views. It’s the residence of King Oyo, who ascended the throne in 1995 at the age of three. A guide relates…
Bar in Fort Portal

Gluepot Bar

In the town centre, Gluepot is a lively upstairs drinking spot.
Tomb in Fort Portal

Karambi Royal Tombs

These royal tombs, 4km south of town, make for a peaceful excursion. While from outside it’s not much to look at, if you can find the caretaker he’ll let you in for a look at the tombs, which house drums, spears and…
Supermarket in Fort Portal

Andrew & Brothers

For provisions, including wine, this is the best of several supermarkets in town.