On your safari through Queen Elizabeth National Park, visit the Katwe salt community. While here, you will experience how salt is extracted by the local community in the Katwe area and also you can involve yourself in the salt extracting process in this village. The Katwe salt is located on the borders of Queen Elizabeth national park and the community walks .
You will greatly experience their way of living and the way how salt is harvested. People in this area have been making their living in this way for hundreds of years. During your tour around Katwe salt lake will let you see how the community works with salt harvesting Katwe and from the lake they extract three products; blocks of rock salt, salt crystals that can be consumed by humans as table salt and a salty mud that is used for cattle to lick when it has been dried. To harvest the salt the people make saltpans (i.e. a salt evaporation pond) at the edges of the lake to intensify the evaporation and concentrate the salt which can be seen as a patchwork around the lake and are owned by individuals in the same way as somebody would own a piece of land. At Katwe salt lake are not happy for rain, it is the sun that speeds up the evaporation and formation of salt as opposed to people working as farmers the people