Masindi Hotels, Accommodation and Lodges in Masindi

CAMPSITES & HOSTELS

New Court View Hotel,
Tel: (0465) 420461. Reception: +256 752 446463.
Email: courtview@utlonline.co.ug.

HOTELS

Masindi Hotel, 22-34 Butiaba Road, Masindi.
Tel: (0465) 420023. Mobile: +256 772 420130. Fax: (0465) 420501.
Email: reservations@masindihotel.com. Website: www.masindihotel.com

New Court View Hotel,
Tel: (0465) 420461. Reception: +256 752 446463.
Email: courtview@utlonline.co.ug.

 

Masindi is bordered by Amuru District to the north, Oyam District to the northeast, Apac District to the east, Nakasongola District and Nakaseke District to the southeast, Kiboga District to the south, Hoima District to the southwest and Bulisa District to the northwest.

Masindi, the ‘chief town’ of the district is located approximately 214 kilometres (133 mi), by road, west of Uganda’s capital Kampala. The coordinates of the district are: 01 41N, 31 44E.

Overview of Masindi

Masindi comprises a total area of 9,326 square kilometres (3,601 sq mi), of which 8,087 square kilometres (3,122 sq mi) (86.7%) is land, 2,843 square kilometres (1,098 sq mi) (30.5%) national wild reserve area, 1,031 square kilometres (398 sq mi) (11.1%) is national forest reserve and 799.6 square kilometres (308.7 sq mi) is open water. Approximately 196.3 square kilometres (75.8 sq mi) (2.1%) of the district are wetlands.

Population of Masindi

The district population according to the 2002 census was 405,042 (50.1% males and 49.9% females), with an annual growth rate of 5.1%. Using those statistics, it is estimated that in 2009, the population of the district is approximately 573,746.

•Masindi District has a diverse ethnic composition of 55 tribes, with the dominant tribes, the Banyoro and the Bagungu, forming about 59.9% of the population. The Alur, the Jon and the Aringa form 5.3%.

The Baruli form 4.5%. People from Rwanda, Kenya, Southern Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have also settled permanently in the district. The average household size is about 4.86 persons, lower than the regional average of 5.2. The population is predominantly rural, with only 5.43% of the residents living in urban areas.

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