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Masindi Hotel


This 1956 photograph shows Masinidi Hotel. Masindi Hotel is Ugandas' oldest hotel having been built in 1923 by The East Africa Railways and Harbours Company. Masindi was the gateway to the hinterland of Africa where goods and produce from the Northern Congo and Southern Sudan found their way to European markets. Cargo was shipped across Lake Albert, trucked from Butiaba up to Masindi Customs Sheds. From Masindi, goods were trucked on to Masindi Port on Lake Kyoga where it was shipped down to Soroti and then by railway to Mombasa Picture courtesy of Sikh Heritage.


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