Masindi Hotel and B&Bs

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We stayed at the Masindi Hotel on the way to Murchison Falls. This historic hotel dates from 1923 and was built by The East Africa Railways and Harbours Company. Hemmingway, Bogart and Hepburn are famous former guests.

Staffs are all cheerful, friendly, courteous and helpful. Public rooms are large and airy (the restaurant especially). The bar is small, cosy and very friendly and there is plenty of additional space in the courtyard outside.

I had a curry for dinner which was excellent. Breakfast was not quite such a success as although the eggs were cooked to order they all came out the same.

The bedrooms are rather spartan, but have digital TV if you really feel the need to watch it.

We preferred to leave it switched off and soak up the atmosphere. Some of the room furniture has great character, some is just old and needs replacing.

The hotel has good rooms with comfortable beds. You can definitely sleep well at this place.

The staffs are always warm and ready to help. Their services surpass every other good feature found here. The restaurant serves great food which anyone would love.

The sea food especially is nice. One would definitely opt for staying at this hotel again if he or she has tried it out once.

Other Hotels and Holiday Resorts

Sambiya River Lodge › | Paraa Safari Lodge › | Chobe Safari Lodge › | Budongo Eco Lodge › | Murchison River Lodge › |

Nile Safari Lodge › |

Red Chilli Rest Camp, Paraa › | New Court View Hotel › |

Masindi Hotel is an old colonial-style hotel stands in pretty ground.

This Hotel is an excellent place for lunch en route to Murchison and Mgahinga National Park and an ideal overnight stop for birders wishing to visit the nearby "Royal Mile" area for forest birding.

Masindi Safari Hotel was built in 1923 by The East Africa Railways and Harbours Company.

Masindi was the gateway to the 'hinterland of Africa', where goods and produce from the Northern Congo and Southern Sudan found their way to European markets.

Cargo was shipped across Lake Albert, trucked from Butiaba up to Masindi Customs Sheds.

From Masindi, goods were trucked on to Masindi Port on Lake Kyoga where it was shipped down to Soroti and then by railway to Mombasa.

Masindi safari Hotel was bought by the Government after independence, and remained a part of the Uganda Hotel chain for nearly 30 years.

In the year 2000, The Masindi Safari Hotel was privatised, and has undergone major renovations in the newer (1960's) sections, and restorations are now complete in the original Colonial style part of the Hotel.


Masindi Safari Hotel is a kilometer north of Masindi town in Uganda. Masindi is 213 km from Kampala city, Uganda.


Masindi Safari Hotel has 14 renovated en suite rooms.

General facilities:



Business Centre

Conference & Banqueting facilities for 100 people

Pool Table, Volley Ball court


Masindi Hotel and B&Bs  in Masindi Town in Uganda

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