Kitagata natural hot springs are situated in Bushenyi district about 350 kms west of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. The Hot springs, Ekitagata, where the township and the administrative area derive their name from provide one of the nice attractions to any visitor to Kitagata in Bushenyi district. Two big springs lie adjacent to each other 1 kilometer from the Kitagata trading centre and have water to temperatures as hot as 80 degrees centigrade.
Kitagata 2 uganda gorilla www jehovahtours co ug uganda safaris source of river nile bwindi gorilla trekking_tracking murchision falls kidepo national park golf tours cultural tours tree climbing lions rwenzori mountain cThe hotsprings also have historical importance as one was used by the King of Ankole and hence referred to locally as ‘Ekyomugabe’, the Kings Spring while the other adjacent one is more known for its medicinal value and referred to as Mulago in reference to Uganda’s national referral hospital.
Many visitors travel to Kitagata to treat themselves to the hot baths or just to catch a glimpse of people bathing in these natural hot Spas. Kitagata hot springs are also well known for their curative waters. Patients from as far as 100 kms flock the springs to soak themselves in the spring waters to heal them. Some other patients drink the sulphur rich waters of the hot springs for cure from rheumatism and arthritis.
The springs are a must visit to anyone visiting Bushenyi and are on the route that easily connects to Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi and Lake Mburo National Parks in Western Uganda.
Dont Miss Curative Kitagata Hotsprings on your Uganda Safari
Though Uganda doesn’t offers high quality facilities for medical, thermal, spas and wellness services, it offers potential for the development of medical tourism in Africa. With its amazing developments of five-star hotel accommodation that can be added into the package, Uganda can be a choice destination for medical tourists in its interesting Kitagata Hot springs
In the western Uganda district of Bushenyi, Sheema County, Kitagata Hot springs have become another wonder because of its famous for their curative waters. They have become a magnet of those who need healing coming and a hard core in developing medical tourism domestically.
In this place there are two hot springs that are adjacent to each other. History and tales from the locals shows that one of the springs was used by the former king of Ankole called Omugabe and is known as Ekyomugabe. The other spring is believed to have healing powers and is known as Mulago, named after Uganda’s largest and renowned referral hospital!
Kitagata is indeed a referral hospital to the locals. In this place, many people come from different districts and some outsidfe Uganda to bathe in the warm waters of Kitagata Mulago, the one believed to posess curative powers. Many people bathe in the waters of Kitagata Mulago, sometimes as many as 200 in a twenty-four hour period.
The water in the springs can warm up to 80 °C (176 °F). Kitagata is a vernacular for warmth, but because of the popularity of the place, the village and sub-country are also called Kitagata.