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Testimonials

Terrific, magical and a memory forever.

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- P & E Finkel, USA, August 2011

I had a fantastic experience and was very happy with the service I received from Florence, Robert and the hotel staff. Thanks very much for a great trip!

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- E Beveridge, Canada, December 2011

A fantastic and unforgettable journey. All the driver guides were most friendly, competent and always willing to give more than 100%. Thank you!

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- B Bommer, Switzerland, May 2013


Reviews about Journeys Discovering Africa

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.