Exploring Katwe Salt Lake Queen Elisabeth National Park Uganda, A tour around will let you see how the community works with salt harvesting at Katwe salt lake. From the lake they extract three products; blocks of rock salt, salt crystals that can be consumed by humans as table salt and a salty mud that is used for cattle to lick. Katwe salt lake is a customary lake on which salt mining is done, formed many years long ago by volcanic eruption, local community extracts the rock salt directly from this lake all through to the landing site and later the salt is sold.
Salt is mined from tiny plot as you can see blow in the photo, those tiny plots of salt belongs to different individuals from Communities around Katwe and salt have been extracted for many hundreds years and they are still extracting, 3 main types of salt mined at Katwe Salt Lake, the Crude salt leaked by animals, the Unwashed salt and the Edible salt called sodium chloride here in Uganda.
It is very easy to add Katwe Explosion and Salt Craters to your itinerary because it is a short drive from Queen Elisabeth Park head quarters and from Mweya Safari Lodge, just about 10 mints drive from main gate of Queen Elisabeth National Park, Katwe salt it was very useful during the colonial times because getting salt it was as gold.
Community around Katwe it have outstanding fascinating cultural history where you get an opportunity to meet the local communities and enjoy storytelling, traditional music dance, this place can be visited for Safari/tour any time throughout the year, let us know in time we will add Katwe salt lake tour to any itinerary going though Queen Elisabeth National Park