Explore – Discover – Experience Uganda’s Paradise Islands on the Equator – the Ssese Islands
Things to do and see on the Ssese Islands beneath the tropical African Sun in Uganda
Top Things to do and see on the Ssese Islands -One of Uganda’s hidden treasures are the tropical Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria – a lake as large as a sea in landlocked Uganda – a surprise to most visitors since they do not realize that we have our own Zanzibar – Fresh-Water style.
These undiscovered by Tourists Islands are the perfect setting for ending a safari in Uganda with Sun, Sandy Beaches, Fishing, Swimming, Nature walks on private islands, birding, horseback riding, bike and ATV – Quad Biking, fishing, boating, wind surfing, sunset cruises, visits to Ngamba Chimpanzee Island.
The Tropical Ssese Islands are the perfect place to chill out and relax before your trip back home – the Undiscovered Ssese Islands – Zanzibar – at a fraction of the price.
Getting to the Islands in the Sun- Uganda’s Ssese Islands – Bugala Island
Today reaching Bugala Island the tourist hub on the Ssese Islands has become easier with 2 large ferries serving between Bugala Island and the mainland.The ferry found at Nakiwogo dock operates daily to Kalangala Bay – Lutoboka and departs from Entebbe (Nakiwogo) at 2:00pm taking about 3.5 hours to Kalangala. It then returns from Kalangala daily back to Nakiwogo at 8:00 am. The charges are UGX 14,000 per individual for 1st class and UGX 10,000 for 2nd class. The ferry has a restaurant where you can buy a snack.
Then there is another ferry which departs from Bukakata site (near Masaka) and lands at Bugoma on the other end of Bugala Island. Its departure times are 8:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and then 4:00 pm from Bukakata and returns from Bugoma at 9:00 am, 12:30 pm, as 2:30 pm and then 5:00 pm, as well.
Where to stay on the Ssese Islands?
Where to stay on Uganda’s hidden Tropical Islands in the sun? Lodging choices are varied and many from budget to moderate lodging, our clients have loved the up-market Pineapple Bay Resort on the private Bulago Island – simply a dream come true – to the Brovad Sands Lodge.
If you want Peace and Quiet – visit the Islands during he week since on weekend – many Ugandans come for all-night music that can be heard an Island away.
The Ssese Island lodging facilities are Kid Friendly and the perfect place for the whole family to have a time to chill out and relax in Uganda.
Perfect Honeymoon and Romantic Lodges are found here from Budget to Luxury.
The Top Things to do and see on the Ssese Islands– Tropical Paradise in the Sun
Relax and Chill Out on the Ssese Islands:
The Ssese Islands – a great distance from the Indian Ocean are landlocked Uganda’s version of the Indian Ocean Islands like Zanzibar.
Lonely Planet has named the Ssese Islands as one of the best places to relax and chill out with its tropical Sun, sandy beaches, palm trees, quaint fishing villages, cool forests, simply offer one of Uganda’s best places to relax as visitors come to Uganda or are ready to return to their country.
Add on top of that Fresh Fish such as Nile Perch, Tilapia – accompanied by fresh vegetables from the nearby Gardens of Villagers and the abundance of Fresh Fruit found here…Bring a book and relax and chill out.
Fishing – Boating – Sailing – Sunset Cruises
The Ssese Islands are surrounded by the 2nd largest lake in the world and the largest lake in Africa – Boating is a normal way of life, from fishing boats, to Sail Boats, Motorized Boats of all kind.
The boating activities are endless and of course the water-sports in a tropical setting – fish the Africa’s largest fresh water fish – the elusive Nile Perch, Tilapia from a boat or the shore-sailing is available with some lodging facilities, take a sun-downer cruise and more.
Go Island Hopping to take a boat ride to Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary for a half-day visit – the choices are endless.
Mountain Biking – ATV Quad-Biking:
The Ssese Islands are a perfect place to explore with a Mountain Bike or on the back of an ATV Quad Bike.
Ride through quaint fishing Villages, forests, even on beaches and get to know Bulaga Islands, you can even ride into the town of Kalangala.
Take a packed lunch with you and have it on a quiet spot on the island, preferably one with view.
Take a sunset ride and see one of the most beautiful features of spending a few days on the Ssese Islands.
Beach Fires – BBQ:
Imagine the African Starlit Sky, the pyrotechnic lightning displays in the distance over the lake
You are on an equatorial, tropical Island and one of the fun things of being on the beach is a blazing fire, music and simply having fun with others that you have met since coming here.
A BBQ can be arranged with many lodges, there is nothing like a freshly caught Tilapia Fish over an over fire.
A Beach Fire – there is nothing like it.
Hikes – Nature Walks:
Though you are on an Island – there are plenty of opportunities for Hikes and Nature Walks, from short ones to full-day.
Such walks can include visits to Villages, including fishing Villages where you have inter-cultural exchanges, have a drink and chat with an Islander.
You can also visit Schools and meet future Islanders and most often can enjoy a song and dance of the school-children.
Such walks and hikes can be taken on all islands, including the more isolated ones that you can access.
Top Things to do and see on the Ssese Islands – The Ssese Islands – Uganda’s tropical Islands await you and we love to incorporate the Ssese Islands into a safari just designed for you – This can be done by adding a couple of nights for your time on the Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria.
Top Things to do and see on the Ssese Islands-If you like to add the Ssese Islands while on Safari with us – Please let us know.