Lwengo District

Lwengo District

Lwengo district is found in the central region of Uganda and its town is the largest town in the whole district. This is also the location of the district head quarters, making all the activities to be strongly controlled and administered well.

Lwengo district is neighboured by a variety of districts that are found within its boundaries and some of these districts include: Sembabule district in the north, Bukomansimbi district to the northeast, Masaka district in the East, Rakai district to the south and Lyantonde district to the west.

Lwengo district is approximately 45 kilometers or 28 miles west of Masaka and is the nearest largest city. The coordinates of Lwengo district are simply 0024° S, and 3125° E. Since the district is surrounded by developed districts, it has greatly attracted a wide range of people to come in to Lwengo district and this acted as a strong call to the government of Uganda to come and carry out the census in order to find out the number of people that are leaving in Lwengo district. In the year of 1991, national population census estimated the district’s population at 212,600 people. The next census in 2002 put the population at approximately 242,300 people. And in 2012 the population was estimated at 267,300 people.

The economic activities that are being carried out in this district are also impressing with agriculture taking the lead. On your way you will get an opportunity to see huge banana plantations which is largely the staple food for these people that leave in and around Lwengo.

Lwengo district is just 84.5 kilometers away from lake Mburo national park and due to that you will be exposed to many beautiful bird species.

The park has an altitude of 220m to 1,890mm above the sea level and 30% of the lake mburo national park’s surface is wetland. The park is located on a highway that connects the western region from Kampala the capital city of Uganda.

Lake Mburo National park is the smallest national savannah park, inhabiting over 400 bird species and wildlife species like Impalas, Buffaloes, Elands, Zebras, Deffas, Hippos, Topis, Hyenas and many more. The park contains a number of woodlands, however the west part of Lake Mburo is rocky, with papyrus swamps and narrow bands of lush.

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