Kabale is a city in Western Uganda. It is the 'chief town' of Kabale District and the district headquarters are located there. Kabale is located approximately 420 kilometres (260 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The town lies 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) above sea level.
Kabale is a market town and a transportation hub as the main road from Kampala continues through the town, to the border with Rwanda at Gatuna, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of Kabale. Another road continues westwards to Kisoro, where travelers may continue to either the Democratic Republic of the Congo or the Rwandan town of Ruhengeri. Kabale is often used as a stop-off point for people visiting Lake Bunyonyi and is also a convenient base for the tourists to the two parks famous for mountain gorilla tracking : Mgahinga National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Virunga Mountains along the Rwandan border are visible from the town.