Economy: Agriculture, Petroleum, Tourism
Shopping: Variety of shops & Supermarket along the Main Street
Attractions: Lake Albert, Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve, Mparo Tombs
Near Districts: Masindi 34miles (3hrs drive), Fort Portal 6hrs drive
Hoima District is situated in the western region of Uganda, bordered by Buliisa District in the north, Masindi District to the northeast, Kyankwanzi District in the east, Kibaale District to the south, Ntoroko District to the southwest and the Democratic Republic of Congo across Lake Albert to the west.
Agriculture with emphasis on food crops is the backbone of the Hoima District economy. Crops grown include; Sorghum, maize, millet, peas, groundnuts, sweet potatoes, beans, cotton, tea, cabbages. Livestock production is also practiced at small scale.
Fishing on Lake Albert employs several hundred people. The recent discovery of petroleum in the district is increasingly attracting people from the district in the many activities that the industry entails.
Useful Contact Numbers in Hoima
Chief Administrative Officer – +256 465 40235
District Director of Health Services – +256 465 40003
District Environmental Officer +256 465 40280
District Engineer +256 465 40329
Hoima Town Council +256 465 40099
The newly sealed Kampala – Hoima Road with 210km from Kampala is the direct route to Hoima Town, approximately 2.5 hours journey.
Alternatively, Hoima can be reached Via Masindi District from Kampala,
The Post Bus runs from Kampala to Hoima via Masindi and charges Ush 12,000. Other Bus companies operate the Kampala – Hoima route, these include; Link Bus & Hoima Coaches which station at the Baganda Bus Park and they charge Ush 10,000 with exception during the festive season when bus fares are hiked.
Mini-buses taxis also run from Kampala – Hoima on regular intervals and also other taxis connect Masindi to Hoima. There is limited transport options between Fort-Portal & Hoima meaning you have not to miss bus that leaves 8:00am that leaves in either direction.
Places of Interest
Local Historical Site like the Mparo Tombs situated just 4km out of Hoima Town on the Hoima – Masindi Road. This was the 19th
Century Capital of Omukama Kabalega (King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom)
King Solomon Iguru Gafabusa Palace (reigning King of Bunyoro
Kitara Kingdom) situated on the edge of Hoima Town
Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve situated 70kms southwest of Hoima town
Accommodation & Eating Out
Several accommodation options available and some these include;
Nsamo Hotel, Kijungu Hilltop Hotel, Reviera Hotel, Kon Tiki Hotel,
Alasco Guesthouse and many more. See Accommodation in Hoima
Nsamo Restaurant (Fort Portal Rd)
Call – In Pub (Main street)
Rwenzori Restaurant (Main street) Tel. 0772618439