Natural Resources

Natural Resources

The natural resources in Uganda include;

Copper Cobalt

In Uganda, copper Cobalt is found in areas of Kilembe, where copper-cobalt sulphide mineralization occurs and with a production of cobalt of 1,000-ton per year

Crude oil

Uganda has proven crude oil reserves of 2.5 billion barrels and the refinery is expected to initially process 30,000 bbl/d of crude oil, increasing to 60,000 bbl/d before 2020.


Uganda produces over 20 million tons of limestone per annum.


There are approximately 10 million tons of salt produced from Uganda per annum.


Gold is widely distributed in Uganda in areas like: Kahengyere and Muti in Buhweju and Mashonga in Kyamuhunga in Bushenyi district; Kitaka in Mbarara district; Chiruruma, Chilima, Bugarama, Mugyera in Kabale district

Other natural resources include;

  • Hydropower
  • Arable land
  • Lead
  • Natural gas

National parks in Uganda

Uganda has ten National Parks and these include; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Semuliki National Park.

Wildlife in the parks includes big five that is elephants, lions, buffaloes, Rhinos, Hippos and other wild animals like; giraffes, Nile crocodiles, Mountain gorilla and Chimpaze