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Katwe Tourism Information Center: the salt lake (Queen Elizabeth National Park)

Katwe village and Katwe salt lake are found on the shores of Lake Edward in Queen Elizabeth National Park, yet this portion of land is a community land and not actually under the national park. The community developed the idea of the “Katwe Salt mining trail” as an eco-tourist activity to show visitors more closely about the main traditional source of income in the community, the salt mining. Local guides take visitors along the paths and huts where hundreds of workers are working along the salt lake. During the tour, visitors can enter local homestead and interact with inhabitants. We support this project because the income generated from tourism helps the life of elders who can no longer work and also help children accessing education and improving the local schools. From the main office of the organization are available local crafts and handmade batik from the Katwe Women’s Group.