Masindi Town is located in Masindi District in Western Uganda and is about 215 km from Kampala City.
In 2011, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population of Masindi at 45,400.
The following are some of the key attractions located around Masindi Town:
Attractions in Masindi Town
The following are major attractions in Masindi Town
Kinyara Sugar Company Ltd a major sugar producer is located about 15Km from Masindi, Town
The oil wells are located in areas around Lake Albert in Masindi District. The Oil deposits are estimated to be in excess of 2.5 billion barrels and the area has the potential for discoveries of more oil deposits. The proposed oil refinery will be built in the area.
Nyabyeya Polish Catholic Church
The site is of a former camp built in 1942 for Polish World War II refugees who fled Germany due to prosecution. The Camp consisted of 6 small villages and hosted 3,635 Polish. The church was built between 1943 and 1945 and Omukama Sir Tito Gafabua Winyi IV of Bunyoro paid occasional visits to te camp. There is also a cemetery with 60 graves of Polish Nationals who died between 1945 and 1948.After the World War II ended most of the Polish refugees were resettled in England, Canada, Australia.The graveyard and churc are maintained by the Catholic community in Nyabyeya .
Busingiro Tourism Centre
This is situated off the Masindi-Kiryandongo road in Kibanda county, located at Busingiro, about 25 Km on the Masindi – Butiaba Road.. The area is famous for chimpanzee viewing, nature and primate walks and bird watching among others.
Other attractions include
- Buliisa Escarpment found in the Western Rift Valley next to Lake Albert.
- Butyaba Port is located on Lake Albert.
- Butiaba – It is in Lake Albert where the wreck of Lake steamer SS Coryndon which sunk in the floods of 1962 is located.
- Masindi Lagoon is found about 2 Km from Masindi Town. The lagoon is the source of water for Masindi Town.
- Picnic sites at Lake Albert.