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Kitagata hot springs

Kitagata hot springs

One Hour in Uganda: Soak in the Healing Waters of Kitagata Hot Springs

Kitagata has two hot springs adjacent to each other approximately 50 sq. km 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.
The spring water can warm up to 80 °C (176 °F).

The kitagata hot springs is claimed to have miraculous healing power. Most residents plus a few other locals refer to it as ‘Ekiagata kyamarembo.’This amazing hot spring has a very rich past, up to now people still move long trails to come and both with naturally hot water and seek for healing from the god as well. The hot spring is situated at a place called Kitagata, Sheema district.
It is a vernacular for warmth and surrounding is dotted with small houses, some grass thatched, others roofed with corrugated iron sheets, which act as private rooms for patients to hire. The scene of people almost naked resting in water in a pond-like formation is the first to inform you that you have arrived at the healing place. Women and men of all ages seem to be enjoying the water.
People with ailments on the body dip in the water to get healed. If someone is having stomach problems, they draw the water directly from the burble source locally called Akaswonswo and let it cool to the temperature they can drink it. During your extra days on your Uganda safaris, consider visiting this hot spring.
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