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Masaka is in Central Uganda.


Get in[edit]

  • It is 131 km from Masaka to Kampala and 136 km from Masaka to Mbarara.
  • The Post Bus goes from Masaka to Kampala and from Masaka to Mbarare. Once per day.
  • Bukakkata port is 39 km east of Masaka. You can get a ferry from Bukakkata port to the Ssese islands.
  • From Masaka to Bukoba in Tanzania is 172 km from Bukoba you can take a ferry to Mwanza Tanzania.

Get around[edit]




  • Stanbic Bank. Has a Visa Card/Mastercard ATM.
  • Equity Bank. Has a Visa Card/Mastercard ATM.


  • Plot 99 Coffee house.
  • Tuwereza Bakery, Elgin Road. Great bread.



  • Afrirhythm Backpackers Hostel, Nakongolero road, +256-779146771. Camping/single/double rooms. All rates include breakfast. $3/10/20.
  • Hotel La Nova, +256 481421520. Single room. US$10.
  • 1 Masaka Backpackers Tourists Cottage & Campsite, Gayaza, Bukoba Road (drive Bukoba Road (Kyotera) 5 km towards Tanzania from Masaka town, turn right and follow the dirt road for 400 m), +256 752 619389 (mobile), +256 773 105636 (mobile), . Check-in: 24 hr, check-out: 24 hr. Hostel with dormitories and private ensuite rooms. Campground has shared showers and toilets. There is a restaurant, bar, and secure free parking. The owner has long experience with Western customers. From US$7.
  • Shabart Motel, Hobart Street. Single/double. $12/16.
  • Ten Tables Restaurant and Guest House. Single rooms. All rooms have own bathroom. From US$15.
  • Vienna Guest House, Hobart Street, +256 782457450. single/double rooms. UD$7/9.
  • Villa Katwe, Somero Road. Dorm bed. US$14 per person.


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