Katwe Salt Lake, is located in the southwestern part of uganda, surrounded by Queen Elizabeth National Park.
In this region, the salt industry is the main source of income among the inhabitants. They still practice the old-fashioned way of salt extracting, as they learned from their ancestors. Just as people in the villages own gardens for cultivation, people in Lake Katwe owns salt pans, through which they acquire total sustainability.
There are two seasons of harvesting the salt: From january – march and from july to september where there is much sunshine. Salt traders come from nearby markets in Uganda and from other countries like Congo, Rwanda, Sudan and Tanzania.
The main activities, will be to talk and interact with the local salt miners, about their experience of salt mining. Here you will see and understand, how a salt miner works.
Because of it’s great location, it would be ideal, to combine the trip to Katwe Salt Lake, with a Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.