Lake Victoria is the second largest lake in the world and the largest in Africa. It is home to over several Islands that offer beautiful, exclusive, and exotic vacations together with a romantic ambiance and numerous fun facilities. The Ssese Islands are an archipelago of 84 islands on Lake Victoria in Uganda. This tour takes you to one of the bigger islands to experience a distinctive tropical island experience as you walk through the forests and enjoy beach time.
- Forest Walk
- Beach Volleyball
- Squad biking (Optional)
- Cycling (Optional
- Fishing (Optional)
Day 1: Transfer to Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria
Today you will be picked up from your hotel in the mid morning and driven to Entebbe pier where you will board the ferry to Ssese Islands. The ferry to Ssese Islands leaves from Nakiwogo landing site in Entebbe only once a day at 2pm arriving at the Island at 5 pm which is an approximately 3 hours journey. There is an alternative route through Masaka district south west of Kampala. This is a 2 hours’ drive from Kampala to arrive at the pier in Masaka. The ferry journey is a about 30 minutes on water plus another 1 hour drive on the Island to reach the lodge location which has been developed for tourism. Today will be spent on travel and no major activity on arrival except camp fire which will be lit on request.
Day 2: Nature walk – Ssese Island tour
Today you have different options of how to spend your day. You can choose to enjoy the sunrise over the lake – ask to have your breakfast by the beach where possible. There is an option of taking a nature walk with a tour guide in the virgin forests on the island. With the services of your tour guide, learn about the forest, birds, and primates. You also have an option of fishing or squad biking on the different routes developed. Lastly you can choose to bike to the different areas on the Island, ask the lodge for a map to guide your biking or choose to go along with a guide. These activities can be done in the morning, return to the lodge for lunch and spend the rest of the day at leisure on the beach or take a swim.
Day 3 – End of Ssese Islands tour
After breakfast, take the ferry back to Entebbe. The ferry departs at 8.00am from Bugala Island and arrives in Entebbe at 11.00am. Visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Center for ‘behind the scenes’ experience or proceed to your hotel.
You can choose to combine this with a safari to a National Park of your choice