Heritage Tour

Explore the rich history of Masindi Hotel

Book a tour of the hotel when you arrive!

Main Entrance

Begin your exploration at the grand main entrance of Masindi Hotel, notable for its colonial-style facade that reflects the elegance of its early days.


Step into the lobby, where colonial and modern design elements harmoniously blend. Admire the vintage furniture, historical photographs, and artifacts that tell the story of the hotel's establishment in 1923 by the East African Railways.

The Gardens 

Stroll through the hotel's lush gardens, offering a peaceful retreat with well-manicured lawns, tropical flora, and shaded seating areas. Keep an eye out for the rare bird species that call these trees home.

The Hemingway Bar 

Visit the renowned Hemingway Bar, known for its classic cocktails and warm ambiance. Hemingway himself stayed in room 8 to recover from his plane crash in Murchison Falls National Park.

Kabalega Restaurant

Named after the great warrior King Kabalega of the Bunyoro Kitara empire, this restaurant doubles as an art gallery showcasing artifacts from the empire's history.

Historical Significance 

Explore the hotel's rich history, including its role as a gathering place for early explorers and colonial administrators. Each block of rooms is named to reflect its unique history, such as the African Queen block where Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn stayed during the filming of African Queen.

Souvenir Shop

Browse the hotel's souvenir shop, offering a variety of unique gifts and keepsakes to commemorate your visit.


Relax in the hotel's courtyard, featuring a life-size chess board, pool table, table tennis, darts, and plenty of seating areas. Take a moment to unwind and reflect on the hotel's history.


End your tour at the main art gallery, where you can delve into the rich history of the Bunyoro Kitara Empire and gain a deeper appreciation for the region's cultural heritage.

This walking tour is designed to provide you with a comprehensive experience of Masindi Hotel and its unique offerings. Take your time to soak in the ambiance and hospitality that define this iconic establishment.

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