3 DAY ITINERARY
The Ssese islands have always been known for fishing until recently when people started appreciating its geographical location and the serene beauty that it offers. Located in the middle of the source of the Nile the Victoria Lake, it got the name Ssese due to the numerous Tsetse flies that were found in the area. When one person commented about the Tsetse flies in the area, the local people started calling it Ssese. The Island has not been a destination for many due to the vast infestation of tsetse flies that was in the area and to the fact that it was famously known for being one of the poorest districts in Uganda and it had a high HIV rate compared to other districts in the country. The archipelago is divided into two parts hat is the south western part which is known as the Bugala group and the North eastern part which is known as the Koome group. These two groups are separated by the Koome channel. The Bugala group consists of the following islands the Bugaba island, Bufumira island, Serinya island, Buyova island, Bubeke island, Funye Island and many more others. The main islands that are located on the Koome group include the Luwaji Island, Koome Island and the Damba Island. But things have changed and now the Ssese islands that are 84 in number are found in Kalangala district and are now one of the best destinations in the country due to the serene nature that is found in the area. Kalangala district has two banks and these include Finance trust bank and stanbic bank and you will not find any high rise buildings in the area. The island has roughly 65,000 people and these live on the different islands that is 25,000 people live on Bugala Island while the rest live on the other islands.
Drive from Kampala to Nakiwogo before 2:00pm, then board the MV Kalangala ferry to the Bugala Islands. Enjoy the fresh breeze as gently sail over the world’s second largest fresh water lake; Lake Victoria that offers you views of numerous islands, the beautiful white sand beaches as well as a number of water birds. The Ssese archipelago is found southwest of the huge Lake Victoria and comprises of 84 different islands with 2 primary tourist islands: the Bugala Island and the Banda islands.
Following breakfast have a nature walk on the island or enjoy some birding just as you may prefer. In the afternoon you may relax on the airy beach and have a swim as well as sun bathe, take the canoe ride around other neighboring islands or do some Sport fishing. Certainly you will never be bored with all these numerous activities.
In morning after delicious breakfast you will return to the main land at Entebbe by ferry and from there your guide drive you back to the capital Kampala and this will end the safari.
- All Meals and accommodation as specified.
- Ground transportation in a comfortable safari car.
- Applicable park entrance fees. USD 40/Entry.
- ONE assigned English-speaking driver/guide.
- Bottled water while on safari.
- Boat trip as on the itinerary. USD 30/Trip.
- Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Phone calls and bar bills.
- Personal/travel insurance.
- Driver guide’s gratuity.
- All air fare (unless requested).
- All other Services of a personal nature.
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