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3 DAYS TRIP TO SSESE ISLANDS IN UGANDA

Overview

This one of the most enjoyed packages for leisure tourists with limited time and local tourists in Uganda. Ssese Islands is composed of 84 Islands on Lake Vitoria:-Africa’s largest fresh water lake.

Ssese Islands are situated in Kalangala district with is approximately 51km from the main land of Entebbe town.

Fishing is the main activity on Ssese Islands but tourism is catching up hastily. Ssese Islands are among the most famous tourism attractions on a Uganda safari. Amongst the ssese Island, Bugala island is the largest and most visited island.

There are also other prominent islands which include; Bugaba Island, Bubembe Island, Nsirwe Island, Serinya Island, Funve Island, Ngamba Island, Kigungu Island, Kitobo Island, and of course Kalangala where the administrative offices for the district are located.

Ssese Islanda are branded with virgin rain forests, white Sunday beaches and fresh clear waters. The Islands are quiet and sparsely populated which allow most of the local tourist to briefly escape the noisy and stressful life in the busy urban areas.

Some of the tourism activities found in Ssese Islands include; swimming, canoeing, quad biking, boat cruises, nature walks and visiting the local fishing villages among others.

The atmosphere around Ssese islands is very romantic and most rewarding for honeymooners, lovers and holiday makers.

Ssese Islands are excellent spots for bird watching with numerous unique species of birds which include, Jewel pygmy kingfisher, Turacos, Palm nut vultures, African fish eagle, hornbills, paradise flycatcher, barbets and Africa grey parrot among others.

Your 3 Days tour to Ssese Islands will begin from Entebbe or Kampala and the main destination will be Bugala Island which is the largest among the Ssese islands.

We shall use a route through Entebbe-Nakiwogo landing site. You can however decide to use the Kampala-Masaka route to the Island depending on your location.

We recommend that you read our detailed article about the Ssese Islands for more information which include history, tourism attractions, administration, accommodation.

Summary of the Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Ssese Island from Entebbe, Kampala or Jinja.

Day 2: Swimming, Fishing and nature walks at Bugala Island.

Day 3: Depart Back to Entebbe or Kampala.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Ssese Island from Entebbe, Kampala or Jinja.

Our company guide will pick you from the Hotel in Entebbe or at Entebbe international Airport of Kampala or Jinja for a transfer to Nakiwogo Landing Site for 1400hours.
The ferry to Ssese Islands departs at exactly 1400hours and you will sail to the largest Bugala Island. For those visitors whose flights arrive earlier in the morning, a tour to the Entebbe Botanical gardens, Entebbe city tour, and a visit to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) also known as Entebbe Zoo will give you very rewarding moments as you wait for the ferry time to transfer to the pier.
Enjoy the beautiful sceneries of Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest fresh water lake while you sail on water, accompanied by the common great feel of beautiful sunshine on a good day.
The ferry docks at Lutoboka Bay in Bugala Island and at this point, you would already have felt how beautiful and rewarding it is to be on the Ssese Islands.
Check in at the hotel, refresh and take an evening walk to appreciate nature with very unmatched sceneries. Relax at the white sand beach. On request, a camp fire will be lit for you at the lodge.
 
Dinner and overnight accommodation;
Luxury: Brovard Sands Lodge
Midrange & Budget: Pearl Garden Hotel

Day 2: Swimming, Fishing and nature walks at Bugala Island.

After a sumptuous breakfast (which upon request can be arranged at the beach as you watch the sunrise), you will go for a guided nature walk within Bugala Island.  A local guide will take you to all the important places on the island as s/he shares with you detailed historical and cultural importance of each spot.  You will also locate some bird species, small privates like velvet monkeys, coloured butterflies and wildlife and you walk through the forests in the island.
You will then visit the fishing site/s to learn about the fishing lifestyle. Enjoy the photo moment with big fish and fishermen and women. Many other activities will be involved on this day such as boat cruise, sunbathing, beach games and sport fishing.  You can also go for quad biking in the evening.
 
Dinner and overnight accommodation;
Luxury: Brovard Sands Lodge
Midrange & Budget: Pearl Garden Hotel

Day 3: Depart Back to Entebbe or Kampala.

The ferry leaves Bugala Island at 0800hrs. You will therefore have an early breakfast and checkout of the lodge for a 3hours sail to Entebbe- Nakiwogo landing site.
Our company guide will be waiting to receive you from the ferry and transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe, Kampala or to Entebbe international Airport for your departure flight.
We believe a visit to Ssese Islands will equip you with beautiful memories and you will definitely appreciate Uganda as “The Pearl of Africa”
 
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