Overview

GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES
Bushenyi district geographical features are the Kalinzu forests, the Rwenzori ranges, including the Margherita and Stanley peaks, which can be viewed for the district. The district has one cra¬ter called Lake Katunga in Kakanju Sub County as a water body. There are a num¬ber of mineral resources in Bushenyi that include gold in Kyamuhunga. These can further be explored to benefit the people of Bushenyi.

TOPOGRAPHY
The eastern and central part of the district is a low-lying plateau with undulating hills. The rest of the district is hilly with sharp valleys.

CLIMATE
The district receives 1500-2000mm of rainfall annually and the mean annual temperature ranges from 12.5o C to 30o C. This climate is conducive and suitable for agricultural activities carried out in the district.

 
SOILS AND VEGETATION
The district is endowed with loamy fertile soils with varying proportions of sand and clay. It has tropical rain forest vegetation of Kalinzu, Imaramagambo, crop plantations, grasslands and wetland vegetation.

WETLAND RESOURCES
There are a number of wetlands that com¬prise of swamps seasonally flooded wet¬lands, swamp forest, permanently flood¬ed papyrus, grass swamp and upland bog. These include; Kandekye, Kyamugam¬bira, Nyaruzinga and Nyamirembe. Wet¬lands in the district perform a number of functions, such as; mitigating the effects of floods and droughts, providing fish resources and support cropping and graz¬ing along their margins. They are centres of high biodiversity and productivity as well as valuable refuges and sources of food like fish. Furthermore they are active biological filters in the treatment of efflu¬ents, but due to this function they are also sensitive to the accumulation of pollution