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Testimonials

Our trip was beyond our expectations. Everyone at JDA looked out for us and made sure that our comfort, safety and enjoyment was a priority. Lawrence, our guide...

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- P & S Benowitz, USA, June 2011

Robert was extremely friendly & helpful. We enjoyed our time and his professional approach. Thank you!

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- D & K Pearse, USA, June 2012

I have just returned from the Uganda trip and would like to thank you and all your staff for the excellent tour. Elias and Lawrence were an essential part of th...

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- N Lewis, USA, May 2011


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Masindi Hotel

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Safari Highlights

Masindi Hotel is a property with a real sense of history. Built in 1923 by The East Africa Railways and Harbours Company, Masindi Hotel formed a gateway to the hinterland of Africa. It was  renovated in 2000, preserving one of Uganda's oldest buildings.

Masindi Hotel

Host to famous guests

The hotel has been host to several famous visitors. Ernest Hemingway made a legendary trip to the district, where he was involved in two plane crashes in the space of a week. The first at Murchison Falls and the second at Butiaba airstrip. Hemingway stayed at Masindi Hotel whilst recovering. Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn stayed at Masindi Hotel during the filming of "African Queen" at Masindi Port.

 

Masindi Hotel, UgandaGateway to Budongo Forest

The hotel is in the picturesque and peaceful Masindi town, just over four hours from Kampala. The hotel is situated only 40 minutes drive from the southern gate of Murchison Falls National Park, where the Kaniyo Pabidi Forest eco-tourism site is found (part of the greater Budongo Forest Reserve). Here, one can enjoy some of the best chimpanzee tracking in Uganda, and birding walks through this primary forest will usually yield a very satisfying count. It is also well located to explore the other part of Budongo Forest, around the Royal Mile at Busingiro, for the legendary birding this area offers.