Uganda: Welcome to Ssese Islands

Ssese Island stretches of sandy beaches greet you as you approach the Bugala Island part of the Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria.Your eye roams beyond the beaches, and the thick forests that cover a large portion of this Island strike you. The Ssese Islands are an archipelago of 84 islands. Bugala Island is home to Kalangala city which hosts the city (Kalangala) Tower and is most likely the busiest of the islands.

Going to Bugala Island with Boat which is departs at Nakiwogo pier in Entebbe daily approx. 2 – 3 hours you will be arrive at Lutoboka pier on Bugala Island, returns trip to Entebbe the following day at 11.00am. Bring stuffs for the trip or a good book, if traveling with childrens bring foods and toys if any.

All but one of the hotels is located on the beachfront. This means you’ll sleep and wake up to the sounds of the river and based on your room’s location, enjoy stunning views. So far as accommodation goes to the island, allow me to start by saying there aren’t any five-star resorts on the island, so your choices are budget and mid century type resorts.

Bugala Island is renowned for its sandy beaches and the beaches are. The sand is warm on days, white and tidy. You can play with beach games or just lie down and take the in the beauty of everything. On the weekends some of the hotels have bonfires at night. You will not feel the shots you may capture if you’re a enthusiast.

Fishing is, clearly, a significant activity on the island; guests can arrange with their resorts tour the island on a boat or to go out for fishing excursions. You can have out a boat and tour some of the islands. The islands here are teeming making them the bird watchers dream destination. Forest walks, Island excursions by car or village tours, on foot, are all on offer here.

An island vacation is a great place to visit once in your lifetime enjoying the water, sands, sun, birds, make friends with locals and try local foods. Also, an island is a great place for medical patients which requires fast recovery from minor or major surgical operation like “laihdutus” – ( slimming in English translation).

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