The Ssese Islands are about 12000 yrs old and according to the Buganda society, they are referred to as the Islands of the Gods. Ordinarily, all Buganda Kings were intended to stop by Islands and pay back Homage to the Gods “Baluubale”, whose shrines are situated and built on the islands like Bukasa Island is property to Musisi spirit of Earthquakes and Wanema spirit of actual physical handicaps. Even though Bubembe Island is home to Mukasa spirit of Lake Victoria also ordinarily referred to as “Nalubaale”.
The 84 key islands positioned northwest of Lake Victoria vary in measurement and things to do with some remaining little and deserted, though others are significant and densely inhabited. These are hilly with dense forests, retaining a secluded and serene atmosphere building the fantastic vacation spot for rest, activity fishing and a birders haven.
The independent Islands, which can be attained either by means of Nakiwogo in Entebbe, Masaka to the Bukakata ferry OR By Charter flight to Bukasa Island with an Airstrip, are dealing with a renaissance in tourism exercise more and more getting to be a preferred vacationer Location in Uganda.
The ferry leaves Bukakata at 0800, 1100 and 1700 and leaves the Bugala landing web page at 1000, 1430 and 1800 from Monday to Saturday, and the journey normally takes 45 minutes. Transportation from Kampala to masaka is by private car Employ, taxi or by Bus and you can use a speed boat from Entebbe to the Islands.
Bugala Island being the greatest extending in excess of 200km and measuring 43km from East to West and a household to the kalangala district Headquarters, and Bukasa Island the next biggest island have many actions together with forest walks with Primate Viewings of distinctive monkey species like the Vervet monkey, the Bush-Buck and the black and white colobus monkey, sport fishing in distinct for the Nile Perch, the endemic creek cat and butterfly species, beautiful walks around the Islands on the white sand beach locations and rainforests, Boat rides to other Islands, prolific Birdlife like water and forest Birds such as robin-chats, weavers, Turacos, brown throated wattle eye, hornbills, Barbets etc, Seaside activities like cycling, swimming, canoeing, volleyball and many others, visits to the Speke’s Fort constructed in 1962, fishing villages, Bat cave with thousands of Bats and visits to palm tree and pineapple farms.
The Bugala Island, Bufumira and Bukasa Islands the in habited Islands, have quite a few set up lodging services like Luxurious lodges as well as camping grounds to fit most preferences and Budgets. Mirembe resort has a huge variety of rooms as nicely as camping house. Pearl gardens beach front has the Hornbill campsite, Ssese Seashore resort has 18 cottages and a separate dwelling with 2 family cottages and 3 triple rooms. Islands club has luxury picket chalets in a awesome ambiance, Panorama price range lodge with a beautiful garden the Palm Beach Resort has cottages and a dormitory tent. In Bukasa Island, the Agnes Guesthouse offers accommodation with friendly sights. The services have open up eating places for meals and Beverages.
The Ssese Islands are tranquil, with much more than ethnic tribes and languages. They present crystal distinct lakes, lovely rainforests, beautiful shorelines and below you can uncover the wild intimate Africa of your dreams with heat and hospitable persons, in a land waiting around to be identified…You could not talk to for far more in an exotic holiday location!