The district has rich archaeological and historic cultural sites including, burial grounds for
kings, stone-age sites and forts constructed by colonizers to fight resistance.
Other tourism products and sites include viewing of the Kibiro Hot springs (Kigorobya S/C), beautiful scenery of Lake Albert and its escarpment, Lake Albert shoreline and sand beaching, fishing in canoes on lake albert waters, fishing by rope baiting, watching different species of birds along lake albert (Kigorobya and Buseruka S/Cs); Kabalega Falls at the Dam (Buseruka S/C).
Wild life in Kaiso-Toonya Game reserve and Community Wildlife Conservation Area (Buseruka S/C), habituated Chimpanzee game walking and watching (Kitoba S/C), pottery products (local clay pots and other numerous handcrafts products from clay), skins and horns from wildlife (especially monkeys, baboons, antelopes, etc), wooden, clay and stone carvings,
Natural forests’ products (mushrooms, unique tree species, forests’ fruits, etc), special vegetation along river Kafu (Kyabigambire and Buhanika S/Cs),
The general natural heritage of Hoima and Uganda at large gives a major advantage for tourism development. As part of supportive infrastructure, Hoima City has established adequate, decent accommodation, including more than 20 full-service hotels, apartments and bungalows for short and long stays. Some of the
high-end hotels include Riviera, Kolping, Glory Summit, Mika Eco Resort, Kijungu Hill, Crown
Hotel among others.
The major stakeholders in the tourist value chain are the tourism promoters, transporters (travel & Tour), hoteliers, tourist guides, policy makers and leaders and other business actors (like local producers of tourist products). In the district, there is already identified service providers in transport (like God is Able Tours and Travel Company Limited) adequately able to deliver tourists from Entebbe to Hoima.
From the climate change perspective, overseas visitors tend to increase during dry season (November-February) due to quick access to preferred sites especially in remote areas and the reverse holds true in wet season. Therefore, programming events during dry season that can increase visitor stays becomes paramount and economically yielding.
According to the National Development Plan (NDPIII, 2015/16-2019/20), Hoima is a strategic area for major planned infrastructure projects. This is because of the vast mineral
potential existing in the district.