Best Tourist Places to Visit in Moyo, Uganda, Kampala, North Africa, Africa

Best Tourist Places to Visit in Moyo, Uganda, Kampala, North Africa, Africa

Moyo is a town under Moyo District in the Northern Uganda region of the African country, Uganda. It houses district headquarters and is situated around 140 kilometers from the town of Arua and 455 kilometers from Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. Geographically Moyo is located at an elevation of 820 meters between 03°39′18″ N latitude and 31°43′12″ E longitude.

Moyo is relatively an upgraded town housing an airport, campus of Uganda Martyrs University, bank branches, including of Stanbic Bank and many modernized shops and restaurants. Moyo is located around 7 km from Uganda’s border with South Sudan.


Connectivity to Moyo:

Moyo Airport is located around 6 km southeast of the heart of Moyo, served by Eagle Air Uganda with scheduled flights to/from Entebbe International Airport, the most important airport of Uganda. Minibuses generally ply between the airport and town centre, although they are not safe, visitors are advised to choose the rental car for comfortable, safe and convenient airport travel.

Moyo is located around 455 km from Kampala, visitors would have to change buses while traveling between these two cities.


Food and shopping in Moyo:

Moyo Central Market is a well known option for traditional shopping in the town and also the town houses many modernized shops all around. There are also many tourist favor restaurants in Moyo, most of those are traditional options.


What to do in Moyo?

  • Visiting nearby white rhino sanctuary
  • Day tours
  • Traditional shopping
  • Walking


What to see in Moyo?


Otze Forest White Rhino Sanctuary:

The Otze Forest White Rhino Sanctuary is situated around 15 km east of Moyo town. Like its name, the sanctuary is mainly noted for its substantial number of white rhino population. It can be explored best through a guided tour.


River Nile:

The River Nile flows around 30 km south of Moyo, where visitors can involve themselves in sightseeing, swimming, fishing and many other enjoyable outdoor activities. There is also a direct road link connecting Moyo to the river.


Mount Kei White Rhino Sanctuary:

Located around 75 km west of Moyo, the Mount Kei White Rhino Sanctuary is a well known white rhino sanctuary in the northwestern Uganda on the border with South Sudan. It is worth a trip.


Moyo Central Market:

Like most central markets in Uganda, the Moyo Central Market is also famous for offering a wide selection of African handicraft products, clothes and traditional medicine. It is also one of the important landmarks of the town.


List of other places of interest in and around Moyo includes:

  • Moyo Airport
  • Pece War Memorial Stadium in Gulu
  • Gulu Central Market
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Karuma Game Reserve
  • TAKS Community Art Centre
  • Ajai Game Reserve
  • Fort Patiko
  • Arua Mall
  • West Nile Golf Club
  • Barifa Forest
  • Arua Central Market


Best time to visit Moyo:

Like the rest of Uganda, from December and March and June to September is the ideal time to visit Moyo in Uganda.


Where to stay in Moyo?

Upgraded hotels are limited in Moyo, so it is suggested to visitors to refer hotels in the nearby towns of Moyo that are listed below: The below list includes hotels Arua (around 140 km from Moyo), Gulu (around 180 km) and Lira (around 280 km):

  • The White Castle in Arua
  • Rocks and Roots in Arua
  • Golden Courts Hotel in Arua
  • Slumberland Hotel in Arua
  • Margaritha Palace Hotel in Lira
  • Hotel Free Zone in Gulu
  • Kanberra Hotel in Lira
  • Acholi Ber Country Hotel in Gulu
  • Golden Peace Hotel in Gulu
  • The Lira Hotel in Lira
  • Hotel Pearl Afrique in Gulu
  • The Pagoda in Gulu
  • Brownstone Country Home in Lira
  • Gracious Palace Hotel in Lira
  • Hotel Nok Continental in Gulu

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