Hoima Tourist Attractions – Uganda Safari Destination
Hoima Tourist Attractions : Hoima is a beautiful town and besides that it’s one of Uganda’s district found in the western region. It is also a location of the King’s palace of the Omukama of Bunyoro. However, Hoima is located 200 kilometers by road northwest of Kampala capital of Uganda, a 4 hours’ drive from Kampala. Historically, Hoima became a district after Bunyoro splitting into two sections of the south which is Hoima and north in Masindi. Both two towns connect to Uganda’s popular national park renowned as Murchison Falls and Kibale National Park. Apart from, visiting the park, their other attractions that one can visit while in Hoima. Below are the lists of the tourist attractions a visitor can encounter or visit in Hoima destination as follows;
Mparo tombs sits about 4 kilometers in Hoima along Masindi road. Originally, Mparo was the capital of Bunyoro in 1872 and were the famous resident of King Omukama Kabalenga. Unfortunately, Kabalenga passed on and his body was buried in Mparo tombs after his death in 1923. The tombs are a historical site compared to the popular royal tombs in Kasubi. And those interested in visiting this place are given a guide to walk you around as they explain historical information through different rituals, beliefs, history and practices that are a touched to the tombs.
Bunyoro Kingdom –Bunyoro Royal Palace
The Bunyoro Kingdom is one of the great kingdom found in Uganda where you can visit and get interested in the cultural tour around the whole Bunyoro kingdom. You will also visit the King Omukama of Bunyoro known as the traditional leader. Above all, the Kingdom boosts with the most attractive cultural sites that acts as an attraction to visit. You can also get chances to learn a lot more about the history of the Kingdom ‘’beliefs and customs.
On your safari to Hoima destination, a visitor has a great opportunity to visit the source of inspiration that are found in Hoima and one of them is the royal palace where the Omukama of Bunyoro ‘’His Highness Solomon Gafabusa Iguru’’ residents seat in position of the king for couple of years. On your visit to the palace, you will be able to see the traditional nine legged throne that is swathed in leopard skins. You will as well watch the bark cloths, spear and royal head wear and musical instruments which are displayed around. If you wish to visit the entire palace, it’s advisable to book in advance because of being a historical site.
Katasiha Fort and Caves
The Katasiha Fort and Caves its every rewarding sites located 2 kilometers away from the Hoima town and is one of the best preserved historical places in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom which was once the biggest fort in the region, constructed by one general Colville after King Kabalega abandoned Mparo in 1893. They had to provide security around through digging an 8 meters deep down the trench surrounding the place.
Kabwoya game reserve
This reserve is located 70 kilometers away from Hoima and extends its size to the shores of Lake Albert and around Albertine escarpment. The Kabwoya game reserve is a home of diversity of different wildlife living in this region such species are Uganda kobs, Jackson’s hartebeest and other wildlife species include Buffaloes, Warthog. The best done activity here is, Game viewing which is more interested in the morning hours when most of the animals are out on hunt for food.
Anglican Church in Hoima
The Anglican Church is a gathering place for believers, which is located 2 kilometers away from the main town toward the Butiaba road. The church has a beautiful scenery that attracts visitors in the morning hours of the day.
Visit Lake Albert
On visit to Hoima location, you can also access to Lake Albert which is just few hour drive from Hoima. Therefore, visiting Hoima destination never leave without a visit to Lake Albert where you are likely to do a boat trip. You can also visit fishing villages and local communities as well as watching out bird species along the shores of the lake.
Travelers who visits Hoima destination while in Uganda or Uganda Safaris, you will have other chances of visiting Budongo Royal mile most especially bird lovers and Murchison Falls for wildlife. Note, organizing a trip to Hoima is very possible meaning you can either access it by public or private means of transport. We advise you to always use a tour operator to co-ordinate your tour trip. You can book with us Achieve Global Safaris via contact or Email.