Kitagata hot springs
The hot springs are located on the Ishaka–Kagamba Road, in Sheema County, in Sheema District, Western Uganda. This location is approximately 2 kilometres, by road, southeast of the town of Kitagata, one of the urban centers in the district. Kitagata Hot Springs are natural hot springs in the Western Region of Uganda. The springs are believed to have natural healing powers.
There are two hot springs adjacent to each other. According to the locals, one of the springs was used by the former Omugabe (King of Ankole) and is known as Ekyomugabe. The other spring is believed to have healing powers and is known as Mulago, named after Uganda’s largest National Referral Hospital. Some locals drink the water.
When you visit this place, you will find people putting their legs in water, some bathing just to get healed with whatever they are suffering from
On arrival to the site one will notice semi-nude men and women bathing in the warm waters of Kitagata Mulago, the one believed to possess healing powers. Many people bathe in the waters of Kitagata Mulago, sometimes as many as 200 in a twenty-four-hour period. The water in the springs can warm up to 80 °C
The road to this place is located near a large swamp. The scenery to the site is breath taking with conical hills and inselbergs characterized with beautiful green vegetation of trees and grass. During the rainy season, River Ngaromwenda, the river that supplies water to the springs floods thereby causing the kitagata springs to be rather warm other than hot.
The place is unique and many people visit to see the magical Kigata which can boil an egg and it gets ready to eat. On a car hire safari, kitagata hot springs should be on the bucket list
Sempaya hot springs
Sempaya hot springs is the most activity within Semuliki National park, and is a must-do for all tourists to this National Park. There are two Hot springs-Male hot spring that measures about 12 meters in diameter and the Female hot spring and is a boiling geyser that ejects out hot water and steam at about 2 meters into the air and the male spring is a pool of hot water.
While Semuliki’s species have been accumulating for over 25,000 years, the park contains evidence of even older processes. Hot springs bubble up from the depths to demonstrate the powerful subterranean forces that have been shaping the rift valley during the last 14 million years.
These hot springs attract a large number of shorebirds and provide salt licks for many animals.