"Mbarara District" Mbarara District by grets

Mbarara District Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 9 photos

Mbarara district was originally known as Ankore region during the 1970's. It was divided into east Ankore and West Ankore but was renamed during the Idi Amin regime.

Mbarara is located in south-western Uganda.

Mbarara is a very agricultural district. Currently the district is the leading producer of matoke (bananas) in Uganda.

The main cash crops grown here are bananas, vegetables, Irish potatoes, coffee, maize and beans. Plantain are the major staple food, others being sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, beans and maize.

Electricity is available for industrial and domestic use in urban areas. Boreholes, spring and wells are the main sources of water in villages but there is piped water in most towns.

Comments in my Tips sections are mostly an extract from my diary written during the journey through Uganda.

  • Last visit to Mbarara District: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 2, 2004
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  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2004 at 4:31 PM

    Very interesting page! A few more your pages and I will try to ask for matoke instead of bananas in my grocery store :-)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2004 at 11:13 AM

    An absolutely great page!! Very nice photos with lots of information to go with them!!

  • BarbaraForza's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2004 at 7:03 AM

    So many bananas, great intro pic...and I loved the Ankole pets tip!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2004 at 4:15 AM

    This is a super page, Grete. Love your photos.


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