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Kabarole District is located in the western region of Uganda and the origins of the name can be traced to the early 1890s when Daudi Kasagama Kyebambe, the 10th Omukama of Tooro named a hill Kabarole, meaning “let others see” and established his palace on top of that hill. It is this hill on which Karuziika, the main palace of Tooro Kingdom is located to date. It borders Bunyangabu district in the south, Kamwenge district in South East, DRC in the Southwest, Kyenjojo district in the East, Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts in the Northwest and Kibaale district in the North east.

The commonly spoken language is Rutoro mainly in urban, peri-urban and low land areas, Rukonjo and Lukiga in the rural and mountainous areas respectively. it has a total population of 469,236, as of 2014.

The district accounts for more than 70% of the tea production in Uganda.

When in Kabarole district, these are the places to visit; Rwenzori/Rwenjura Mountain ranges, These mountains have more than 16 peaks on 6 massifs. 4 of the 16 peaks are among the 10 highest in Africa, Karambi Royal Tombs, the burial ground for the Kings of Toro, Kibale National Park, which is home to 13 species of primates, the highest total for any Ugandan national park, including L’Hoests and red colobus monkeys, Amabeere ga nyina mwiru caves, Nyakasura waterfalls, Lake Mwegenyi.