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Lake Katwe with salt mine
WI_ug062.jpg Queen Elizabeth NP  |  Kazinga Channel and villageThumbnailsLake Katwe with salt mine

Lake Katwe fills an ancient volcanic crater in the Western (or Albertine) Rift. Salt mining goes back to the 16th century. It represents a source of income for the local community. However, the traditional way of mining also leads to health problems.

Thursday 16 February 2006 by Martin Mergili in Africa and Macaronesia / Uganda (3350 visits)