Typical of secondary towns in Uganda, the main road of Kabale (pop: 41,000) is potholed and relatively uninteresting. However, it is the green, scenic, and heavily cultivated hills surrounding the town that make the area special. Kabale serves as a gateway to relaxing Lake Bunyonyi, gorgeous Lake Mutanda, and the thrilling gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Home of Edirisa
This interesting little museum houses a replica traditional homestead, built of sticks and papyrus, showing how the local Bukiga people lived a century ago. In addition to the museum, you'll find a small travellers' village tucked away in the polka-dotted building. There is menu with interesting meals, a good gift shop and internet access.
This is also the departure point for Edirisa's canoe trekking in the highlands north and west of Kabale. A wide range of multi-day options combining hiking and paddling among the lakes make for an excellent way to experience the region.