Mbale district is located northeast of Uganda and it is 245km by road from Kampala city and its coordinates are 1°04'50.0"N, 34°10'30.0"E (Latitude:1.080556; Longitude:34.175000). Mbale also lies on the rail from Tororo to Pakwach.  
It also has numerous areas of interest like Mountan Elgon one of the oldest extinct volcanoes in East Africa being one of its major attractions, Mount Elgon national park which hosts numerous flora and fauna, over 257 bird species. The three famous Sipi falls, public facilities like the central market and municipal stadium. The famous Imbalu ceremony by the Bamasaaba people that’s an initiation ceremony of the young men from being boys to full grown me also makes Mbale stand out from other destinations in the country.
It takes about 4hours to travel from Kampala city to Mbale district, a distance of 225.9km. The road to Mbale is tarmac and it runs through districts like Jinja, Iganga and Budaka. Mbale has  14sub counties,  48 parishes and 65villages.

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