During a trip around Uganda it’s also interesting to visit a local village to see how the people face the life in this not so easy environment. The driver suggest us a stop at Butiaba, a small fishing village on the eastern shores of Lake Alberto. It was an important transportation hub from 1918 to 1962 where merchandise from Democratic Republic of the Congo was transported by boat across Lake Albert to Butiaba Harbor. Here it’s possible to have a walk along the sandy beach lined by palm trees while fishermen clean up the nets or the wooden boats left on the shores surrounded by many curious kids in search of a pic. A not to be missed activity is a boat trip (1 hour) on the lake with a local fisherman to enjoy this relaxing place.
We stopped at the village a couple of hours on our way from Murchison falls to Fort Portal. Our driver arranged for us the boat trip with a local fisherman. This village is with no doubt one of the most visited of the area but it’s not “contaminated” yet by tourists and it’s worth a quick stop. Along the shore there’s a small bar where you can relax and have a drink. The fee for the car is 5000 UGX whereas the boat trip fee is 20.000 UGX x person.