Masindi district is located in western Uganda at about 220km west of Kampala city by road. It is bordered by Kiryandongo district in the east, Nakaseke and Nakasongola district in the southeast, Nwoya in the north, Kyankwanzi in the south, Bulisa district to the northwest and Hoima district to the south west. Masindi district occupies an area of about, comparatively dry but fertile enough to support agriculture with most of the residents both rural and poor.  Agriculture is the main activity in this area; crops like matooke, cassava, potatoes, coffee, and cotton among others are grown.  Other economic and domestic  activities carried out in Masindi include, fishing in the rivers and lakes like lake Albert, fish farming with over 250 Ponds in the district, bee keeping with tourism steadily increasing.
Tourism in Masindi is steadily increasing with the various sites that attract visitors. These include, the Murchison falls national park with more than 50% located in Masindi south of the Victoria Nile with the falls inside the park. This harbors numerous species of mammals, birds, primates that attract visitors to the district. Budongo forest reserve is also located approximately 40km by road west of Masindi on the Masindi Butiaba road harboring primates and other wildlife. Butiaba port located about 54.5km west of Masindi by road on the Lake Albert shores and the Bugungu wildlife reserve near port Butiaba. All these attract visitors to the district. Accommodation is also widely available in the district to offer services to the tourist.


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