Kiruhura District is located in the South Western cattle corridor of Uganda and is part of the larger Ankole sub-region. It is bordered by Ibanda and Kamwenge in the North West, Mbarara District in the West, Isingiro District in the south, Rakai District in the South-East, Lyantonde District in the East, Kyenjojo and Sembabule Districts in the North and North East, respectively. The district is country home of President Yoweri Museveni is in Rwakitura, Nyabushozi County, in Kiruhura District.
It came into existence in 2005; the greater Mbarara district was subdivided into the four districts of Mbarara, Ibanda, Isingiro and Kiruhura. The total population was 328,077, as of 2014 and the main language spoken here is runyankole among others.
As of 2018, the district is Uganda’s leading producer of dairy products and in 2006, it was estimated that the district produced more than 100,000 liters of milk daily and as of 2019, Uganda in partnership with China, was in the final stages of efforts to start generating 2000 megawatts of electricity from five nuclear plants which it planned to build in five districts, among them Kiruhura District.
These are some of places to visit once in Kiruhura; Lake Mburo National Park which is the smallest national park in Uganda, although it is the only one that offers horseback riding safaris. Lake Mburo, Amabare g’mugore stone features which are believed to be associated with the Chwezi, Lake Kacheera, Igongo Cultural Centre.