Masindi town is located approximately 217km from kampala West of Uganda with the District Headquarters in the area of Masindi District.The town is bordered by Amuru town district in the North, Oyam district area to the North East, Apac town to the East,Nakasongola,Kiboga,and Nakaseke to the South East,
Hoima to the southwest and Bulisa to the North West.

The language spoken is Runyoro and the cultural leaader is Omukama(in photo), who has his main palace today in Hoima Town. Today the town has an average population of 45,400 and is said to be the largest town by population in the Bunyoro sub-region. Agriculture in the area is the main economic activity. and the main Crops grown include:peas,casava,maize,irish potatoes,Sunflower,sim,
sweet potatoes among others.However,fishing is another economic activity done on Lake Albert near Masindi tow



The landmarks within the town limits or close to the edges of town include:

  • The headquarters of Masindi District Administration
  • The offices of Masindi Town Council
  • Masindi Hotel- Built in 1923, it is the oldest hotel in Uganda
  • Masindi Hospital - A 200 bed public hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health
  • A branch of Masindi District Administration
  • A branch of Centenary Bank
  • A branch of Stanbic Bank
  • A branch of the National Social Security Fund
  • The main campus of the Kigumba Institute of Petroleum Studies, located 44 kilometres (27 mi), northeast of Masindi.
  • Kinyara Sugar Works- One of three major manufacturers of refined sugar in Uganda, located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi), west of Masindi.
  • Masindi Airport Code:HUMI;IATA Code: KCU. A public airport, administered by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority