Kisoro District District of Uganda

Kisoro District

Kisoro District is a district in the Western Region of Uganda. The town of Kisoro is the site of the district headquarters.


Kisoro District is bordered by Kanungu District to the north, Kabale District to the east, Rwanda to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. The town of Kisoro is approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi), by road, west of Kabale, the largest town in the sub-region.[1]


Popularly known as the ‘Switzerland of Africa‘ because of the mountainous and hilly terrain, the Kisoro region has various top sightseeing tours and tour packages in Uganda. The top best things to do in Kisoro include canoeing at Lake Mutanda and gorilla trekking at Bwindi national park.


In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at 186,870. The population was estimated at 220,300 during the 2002 national census. In 2012, the population was estimated at 254,300.[2] The national population census on 27 August 2014, enumerated the district’s population at 281,705 people.[3]