Budadiri

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Budadiri
Budadiri is located in Uganda
Budadiri
Budadiri
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 01°10′12″N 34°20′06″E / 1.17000°N 34.33500°E / 1.17000; 34.33500Coordinates: 01°10′12″N 34°20′06″E / 1.17000°N 34.33500°E / 1.17000; 34.33500
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Region
Sub-region Bugisu sub-region
District Sironko District
Elevation 1,240 m (4,070 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Budadiri is a town in eastern Uganda. It is one of the urban centers in Sironko District.

Location[edit]

Budadiri is located approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi), by road, southeast of Sironko, the district headquarters.[1] It is located within Mount Elgon National Park. The coordinates of the town are:10 10 12N, 34 20 06E (Latitude:1.1700; 34.3350).

Overview[edit]

Budadiri is situated at 1,240 metres (4,070 ft) above sea level, at the foothills of Mount Elgon. The town is a popular staging area and base camp for climbers who would like to scale the mountain.[2]

Population[edit]

The exact population of Budadiri is not known at this time.

Landmarks[edit]

The landmarks within the town limits or close to the edges of town include:

  • The slopes and peak of Mount Elgon
  • The offices of Mount Elgon National Park
  • Rose's Last Chance - A seven-room bed and breakfast with secure parking space. Camping space is also available.
  • Mere's Hotel - A safe, secure place to secure accommodation and meals.
  • Nabunubi's - A non-expensive place to east. Located near the taxi park.
  • Budadiri Taxi Park - A place where to find public transportation to Sironko, Mbale and beyond.

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Road distance between Sironko and Budadiri with Map
  2. ^ Hodd, Michael; Roche, Angela (2002). Uganda Handbook. Footprint Handbooks. ISBN 9781903471340.