lugazi town uganda

A town with the best tourist attractions in Uganda is Lugazi, which is located in the central region of Buikwe District.

In Uganda’s central region, the town of Lugazi is situated in the Buikwe District and is one of the most popular tourist destinations. The locals use both names interchangeably because the town is also known as “Kawolo.”

Lugazi town can be found 46 kilometers (29 miles) east of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city, on the Kampala-Jinja Highway. It is located on the Kampala-Jinja Highway, also 25.5 kilometers (16 miles) east of Mukono, the closest significant town.

Here are things to do and see for tourists visiting Lugazi town for the first time.

Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited (SCOUL)

Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited

A significant producer of Lugazi Sugar in the nation, Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited is a member of the Mehta Group of Companies. 

The Mehta family, a reputable business family with roots in India and a base in Uganda since 1924, is the owner of SCOUL.

 It is situated 45 kilometers from the Kampala–Jinja Highway, close to the Lugazi Municipal Council in the Buikwe District.

The third-largest sugar producer in Uganda, Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited (SCOUL), has a daily crushing capacity of 3,700 tons. 

The Company employs a circular business model that values each by-product and processing waste as it moves vertically from sugarcane crops through the processing of a variety of final goods, including food-grade carbon dioxide and raw sugar. 

It’s one of the places you must see when you visit Lugazi Town.

Lugazi Central Market

Lugazi Central Market

President Yoweri Museveni gave the go-ahead for the 15.8 billion shilling construction, which was funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) as part of the Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Programme Project-2 (MATIP-2) on December 5 of last year.

The market was constructed with stalls, locker rooms, bars, banks, pharmacies, and daycare centers among other amenities. It could fit more than 1,500 vendors there. 

However, the merchants complain that the outrageous rent fees set by the town for those looking to hire stalls. It’s another place in Lugazi Town worth visiting and, you may shop groceries there too.

Headquarters of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lugazi

Roman Catholic Diocese of Lugazi

The Ugandan town of Lugazi, which is part of the ecclesiastical province of Kampala, is home to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lugazi (Latin: Lugasiensis).

On November 30, 1996, the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kampala was transformed into the Diocese of Lugazi.

Kawolo Hospital

kawolo hospital lugazi

The Kawolo General Hospital is situated near Lugazi, Uganda, on the Kampala-Jinja Road.

Milton Obote, a former president, commissioned the construction of this bustling hospital in 1967. Since then, there hasn’t been any updating of the buildings, machinery, or supplies. 

The hospital is situated on a notoriously dangerous stretch of road that connects Jinja with Kampala. 

The two operating rooms frequently get overcrowded with multiple injury events, and the committed team is constantly challenged by outdated machinery and a severe lack of basic supplies including medicines, sanitizing supplies, linen, and even mattresses. 

University of Military Science and Technology

The University of Military Science and Technology (UMST), also known as the Uganda Military Engineering College (UMEC), is a tertiary institution of higher learning that trains trained military officers and technicians in a variety of engineering and scientific disciplines. 

The Uganda Ministry of Defense oversees the administration of the university by the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF).

On a campus of 175 acres (0.71 km2), UMEC is situated in the Buikwe District’s town of Lugazi, along the Kampala-Jinja Highway. This location can be reached by car from Lugazi’s central business district at a distance of about 4.5 kilometers (3 miles).

Mount Saint Mary’s College Namagunga

Mount Saint Mary's College Namagunga

Uganda’s Mukono District is home to Mt. St. Mary’s College Namagunga, a girls-only boarding secondary school. The school is connected to the Lugazi Roman Catholic Diocese.

The school is located 42 kilometers (26 miles) east of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city, on the Kampala-Jinja Highway. It is located about 8 kilometers (5 miles) west of the closest town, Lugazi, and about 18 kilometers (11 miles) east of Mukono, which is where the district offices are.

Franciscan Sisters for Africa Mother Mary Kevin started the college in February 1942. At both the high school level (A-Level) and the ordinary level (O-Level), it is one of the greatest academic institutions in Uganda.

Kampala-Jinja Highway

Kampala-Jinja Highway

The Kampala-Jinja Highway is a route that connects Kampala and Jinja in Uganda. It is a bustling road with several towns, trading hubs, and other sites of interest along the way, and it is occasionally referred to as the Kampala-Jinja Road. 

To relieve traffic and improve the transportation system between Kampala and Jinja as of October 2016, a new, wider, four-lane dual carriageway expressway, the Kampala-Jinja Expressway, is scheduled to be built south of the current route.

The major junctions on the Kampala-Jinja highway include Mukono, Lugazi, Kampala, and Jinja. The highway is a well-maintained single-carriageway all-weather tarmac road. 

The road system, known as the Northern Corridor, connects the East African towns of Bujumbura, Burundi, Kigali, Rwanda, and Kampala with Nairobi, Kenya, and ultimately with the port city of Mombasa in Kenya. 

For the three landlocked nations, the road serves as a crucial commercial conduit to the outside world. It also provides several areas of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo with a crucial road connection to the sea.

Mehta Golf Club Lugazi 

Mehta Golf Club Lugazi

The Mehta Golf Club is situated in Lugazi, Uganda, in the Central Region of Uganda, at the Sugar Corporation of Uganda.

Since its re-opening, Mehta Golf Course, which is now an entire 18-hole course, has received glowing accolades from beginner, amateur-level, and professional players alike.

Mehta offers a wealth of positive qualities that place it among the top golf courses in the nation. Although there is plenty to admire, the membership is modest, as is true of most upcountry courses.

If you enjoy challenges, the par-70 course is the one for you. At Mehta, it will be difficult to find a hole that you can categorize as “easy.” There is absolutely no obvious hole.

Conclusion

Who knew Lugazi Town had so many places to visit? It’s most likely that you won’t hear enough people telling you to visit Lugazi Town and yet there are so many undiscovered tourist attractions and just things you can do there when in Uganda.

However, now that you’re more informed, it’s time to plan a visit to Lugazi Town and see some of the places we’ve shared.