Mpigi District is one of the districts of Uganda situated in the Central Region of the country, that is the Buganda Region and is among the 112 districts of Uganda. By the act of parliament, the district was split into Wakiso and Mpigi Districts in November 2000 and on 01/07/2010 Mpigi District was further split into three districts of Butambala, Gomba and Mpigi District. The current Mpigi district consists of one county which is divided into two constituencies namely Mawokota North and Mawokota South.
Mpigi district boarders with the districts of Wakiso in the North East and East, Mityana in the North, Butambala in West and North West, Kalangala and Lake Victoria in the South and Kalungu is to the south West. The District lies on the shores of Lake Victoria, the largest fresh water lake on the Continent of Africa. The Equator, a natural spectacular phenomena traverses the district at Nabusanke in Nkozi sub-county and River Katonga One of Uganda’s longest rivers that Joins Lake Victoria to Lake George traverses the district in Nkozi Sub County.
District headquarters are situated at Ssaabwe hill 2 kilo meters along Mpigi – Butambala Road off Kampala -Masaka Highway and it is 35 kms from Kampala the Capital City of Uganda. Mpigi District lies between latitudes 0.20 South and 0.40 North and longitudes 31.80 East and 32.30 East, with an average altitude of 1100m-1400m above sea level.
The district has a diverse core attractions but unexploited for tourism such as the Lake. Victoria shoreline, Equator, Forests, cultural sites, river spots and sceneries. The following are the tourist sites found in the district; the Equator, Mpanga Eco Tourism site, Katebo Crocodile Site, Landing Sites and Beaches on Lake Victoria, Cultural Sites (Kibuuka Omumbaale and Baganda Clan sites, Namirembe cultural site), Nsamizi Institute of Socio Development, Nkozi University, River Katonga, Nkozi Hospital, Bird Watching, and Katonga River. In addition, the district has got hospitality centers which include resorts, guesthouses and restaurants.
The district is traversed by two great roads that connect to neighboring countries of Tanzania, Rwanda and DRC Congo (Kampala-Masaka-Katuna Road and Kampala-Fort portal Highways) and a well-developed road network of feeder and community access roads. Many parts of the district are connected to national power grid and the district has four rural gross centres and Town council that have access to piped water. There are 14 established markets which deal in various food stuffs and merchandise. The district is well covered by all telecommunication networks and as a wider coverage of both community and regional radios.