Lake Katwe is a traditional salt mining lake in Uganda Formed through volcano eruption 10,000years ago. It is found in south western Uganda in the District of Kasese. It is surrounded by queen Elizabeth National park and is mainly dominated by geographical features which consist of ancient hard volcanic rock and gentle slopes with explosive crater lakes a lift valley and gentle landscape.
The local community extract salt locks from the main lake to the landing area where it is dried and packed for salt.
With this trip you will interact and talk to the salt miners, you will study about the science of the salt water. This salt mining business has existed since the 16th century and miners have taken over generations, and are still using the tradition methods of harvesting salt.
For birds lovers, 2km away from lake Katwe lies lake Munyanyangu. You will get a chance to see flamingos, avocet, pied black winged stilt, black terns, sea gulls, lesser flamingos and many others.