Natural Endowments

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Madi Okollo District is endowed with lots of natural resources. These include the vast land, natural trees, wetlands, the Nile River and many other permanent rivers. It is a drainage point for most of the rivers in West Nile.

In total, the district covers an area of 2,019 Km2, of which 101.1 Km2 is rivers and swamps, and 61.0 Km2 is gazetted forest and game reserves. Approximately, 78.9% of the districts’ land is arable or suitable for cattle grazing.

Its topography is characterized by low planes and rolling hills, at 900m above sea level rising to a series of hills and peaks. The Nile River bank is forming the north-western border. Drainage occurs towards the River Nile, through a series of rivers, which are seasonal and mainly supplied by rainwater. These features provide beautiful sceneries for tourist attraction the major vegetation cover in the district is shrubs and forest reserve and the game reserve has a variety of flora and fauna, forming a high tourism potential.

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