Soroti Town

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Location

Soroti Town is located in Eastern Uganda approximately 112 kilometres by road, northwest of the city of Mbale, on the highway between Mbale and Lira

It is an important business hub as the traveler can easily connect with any place in the eastern region from Soroti Town.

Population
In 2011, Uganda Bureau of   Statistics (UBOS) estimated the mid-year population of Soroti Town at 66,000.

Key attractions

Soroti Town is a lively and ideal place for travelers heading to destinations in the Eastern region

The key attractions around the town include the following:

Soroti Flying School

The town is home to the only flying school in Uganda

 Lake Kyoga
A significant part of Lake Kyoga lies in Soroti district. The lake has potential for water sports such as angling, canoeing and boat cruises. Other attractions at the lake include fishing villages; bird watching, boat racing and sun set viewing.

Bugondo and Ogera Hills
The hills are situated about 42 km from Soroti town. The hills offer opportunity for hiking, tented camps and primate viewing.

Anamulemuka Island
The Island is found in Lake Kyoga. It is sparsely populated and synonymous with undomesticated goats and cows. The wildlife at the Island includes various bird species and Hippopotamus.

Lakes Opeta and Bisina
Lake Opeta is locally known for the large number s of unique butterflies. It also has potential for bird watching of the Goliath heron, African Kingfisher and African Jacana. Some wildlife particularly the Sitatunga, are common around the lake. Lake Bisina is most renowned for mud-fishing activities. Both lakes have potential for sport fishing and boat racing.

Olianai Swamp
The swamp is found in Soroti County, 10 kilometers along Lira road, and crosses over to Amuria County. The area has potential for eco/community tourism activities.

Cultural/Historical Attractions
Traditional dances are the most important cultural activity in Soroti. These include the
Akembe and Ajosi dances, both of which are unique in style and attire on head and arms.

Soroti, Moru Apeso rock
These rocks are found close to Soroti town. The rocks give a scenic panoramic view of Soroti town and some neighbouring districts.

Education Institutions

  • Soroti  Town is the home of  the following institutions;
  • Soroti Flying School – Located at the Soroti Airport
  • The Soroti Campus of Kumi University
  • The Soroti Campus of Uganda Martyrs University

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