Nestled in the largest metropolitan area in Masaka District, lies Tropic Inn Hotel, one of Uganda’s finest upcountry hotels, ideal for that comfortable overnight accommodation and the healthy hearty breakfast for a good start to your day.
The hotel has a combination of executive, deluxe and standard rooms that are lavishly furnished, the first and only Olympic med-sized swimming pool in Masaka, unique board rooms and conference rooms seating up to 400 delegates, large landscaped tropical gardens with exotic flowers and plants, reception venues and honeymoon suites ideal for that country style wedding and/or honeymoon.
Whether your aim is a relaxed family getaway, Conference or a romantic country style wedding, the hospitable staff and Management look forward to welcoming all guests to an unforgettable Tropic Inn experience.
Many Ugandans (born after 1980) and foreign visitors drive along the famous Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara Highway unaware of the history of the splendid Tropic Inn Hotel. Below is the story.
Tropic Inn Hotel, nestled in the centre of Masaka town, originally was one of the popular Uganda Government Hotels back in the 1960’s. It was at Tropic Inn that the famous historical Bands would play till the wee hours of the morning and were the wealth Masaka residents at that time would go to socialize and consume famous foreign alcohol brands.
It was a famous hangout for the Late Idi Amin who enjoyed the famous Army Band known as Suicide Regiment. It was from this band that he met his future wife Sarah who was a singer and dancer in this band.
It was during the 1979 war in which Amin was over throne that Tanzanian soldiers bombarded Masaka town leaving it in ruins. Tropic Inn Hotel was a casualty to this plus the Town hall, Post Office Building, Banks, Central Police Station, High Court and Coffee Processing Factories.
For over 20 year, Tropic Inn Hotel remained a ghost site and a hide out for drug dealers and criminals in Masaka. Gen. Salim Saleh later bought the hotel and the site and eventually sold it to Dr. George W. Ssamula, one of the most prominent Dental Surgeons in Kampala.