Ssese Islands

  • Ssese

    The 84-forested island of the Ssese Group, float like green jewels on the waters of lake Victoria ,located 55km from Entebbe, these are one of Uganda's greatest natural gifts waiting for you to be discovered.

    To all professional Entomologists Ssese Group of islands provides an earthly insect paradise. Guests are required to bring with them bird watching and fishing gears.

    The most famous and recommended tours and historical places of interest in Ssese include;
    Nsirwe Island, famous for both bird and spider breeding.
    Bugaba Island, the birth and home place of the African Grey parrots .It also hosts a living sample of a true African virgin Equatorial forest.
    Bubembe and Funve Islands, and Serinya, Banda and Kitobo Islands.

    Other islands on Lake Victoria include; Kalangala, Ngamba Islands,and Kigungu among others.


    Location

    Northwest of Lake Victoria,

    Getting there

    Boats, ferries and vehicles are available to take you between and around the 84 islands, these are fully equipped with life jackets, sun canopies.
    For those tourists who wish to enjoy the country side, travel arrangements can be made by road ,from Kampala to Masaka Town (Nyendo) crossing with the Bukakata/ Luku Ferry to Bugoma. One hour drive gets you to Kalangala the home of Islands.

    What to do

    While you are in and around Ssese islands, sport fishing, bird watching, monkey and marine life viewing, are all activities and discoveries, one can make.

    When to visit

    Anytime during the year, except during rainy seasons especially April - May and September - November.

     

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