The Ndali-Kasenda crater area is a natural paradise off-the-beaten track as it takes you to the crater lakes- another hidden pearl from the common attraction areas in Uganda. The Ndali-Kasenda crater lake area is located near the two most important National Parks in Uganda; Kibale Forest National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The Crater Lakes in Ndali-Kasenda area were formed during the ancient volcanic activity that took place over 10000 years ago leaving behind calderas that later formed the scenic crater lakes in the Kibale-Ndali-Kasenda area. Though some of the crater lakes are flooded with unbelievably clear water, most of these lakes are characterized by a sulphuric smell and green toxic water.
The Ndali – Kasenda viewpoint is an elevated area known as the ‘Top of the World’ which are between the Kibale- Kamwenge and Ndali roads providing spectacular views of the crater area, the Rwenzor mountainsi, tea plantations, Kibale Forest National Park, Lake George and Kichwarnba escarpment in the rift valley. The Kibale Ndali-Kasenda area has various Crater Lakes including:
Exploring the Ndali-Kasenda Crater Lakes area is adventure that you can experience on your visit to Kibale Forest National Park for the chimpanzee tracking adventure.
In conclusion, western Uganda is dotted with various extinct volcanoes known as ‘explosion craters with the main concentrations of Katwe Explosion Craters in Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Bunyaraguru crater area on the Kichwamba escarpment, the Ndali-Kasenda area near Kibale National Park, and some others around Fort Portal and they are worth including in your travel plan.