The Ssese islands are one of the most popular tourist attractions while on a safari In Uganda. The Ssese islands are characterized by clear waters, white sandy beaches and virgin rain forest. The islands are located in a quiet and sparsely populated areas which allow travelers to escape (briefly) from the stressful life in the busy urban areas. Visitors to the Ssese Islands should expect to take part in several activities including canoeing, beach games, swimming, nature walks, boat cruises, quad biking and off-course visiting the local fishing communities. The romantic atmosphere around the islands makes them the perfect place for holiday makers, couples, lovers and honeymooners. Birders will be amazed by the variety of unique species found on the islands.
Day 1: Transfer to Ngamba Island -John speak house Nanziri waterfalls -Bugala island
Day 2 Wild viewing and Birding -Nature walks
Day 3 Cycling- Boat ride.
Day 4 Quad biking -sport fishing, beach games swimming, sunbathing
Day 5 Transfer to Entebbe
What to expect while on the Ssese island: –
Approximately 27kms south of Entebbe town, about 20mins journey
You will be transferred by the company driver to water font beach in Entebbe to catch a speed boat to Ngamba island for chimpanzee tracking, this sanctuary is Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, The Sanctuary is home to 52 orphaned and rescued chimpanzees. This trip to the sanctuary will provide an exceptional opportunity to closely observe these fascinating great apes in our unique setting, you will have lunch at the Ngamba ecolodge restaurant and later be transferred to visit the John Speke house which has remained relatively untouched for over 100 years. Right in the middle of the house stands a tree that is also believed to be over 100 years. From here you will head to visit the Nanziri waterfalls: The area is considered sacred by the locals; you are required to remove your shoes and talk in very low tones. Your Guide will let you know of the rules to be followed while in the place. While at the waterfalls you will notice remains of various sacrifices to Nanziri (god of the waterfalls) and other spirits. People from all walks of life come to this relatively simple place to get blessings, protection, wealth and fertility. The fishermen come here more frequently to seek blessings before going out to fish. The locals even believe that the water from the falls can cure all kind of diseases. Proceed to Bugala Island and check in at the hotel relax and enjoy the white sand at beach. A camp-fire can be made on request later in the evening. Diner and overnight stay will be at Brovad Sands Lodge (Luxury) or Victoria Forest resort (Mid-range) and ssese island beach hotel (budget)
Meal plan; dinner
After your breakfast at your hotel, the Guide will be waiting to help you locate birds, primates, butterflies and other wildlife species as you walk through the forests in the island. Later go back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch you will head to visit the landing/fishing sites and learn about their fishing lifestyle. Take as many photos as you can of the island. You will go back to the hotel for refreshment and relaxation on the white sand at the beach, camp fire etc. as you wait for dinner and an overnight stay at Brovad Sands Lodge (Luxury) or Victoria Forest resort (Mid-range) and ssese island beach hotel (budget).
Meal plan full board
You will wake up at leisure and have breakfast at the beach side as you warm for a busy day of exciting activities that will make day 3 of the adventure full of fun and memories. You will cycle around the Island enjoying the beautiful nature of the island, go back to the hotel for lunch and relaxation, then later in the afternoon you will go for a boat ride on Lake Victoria, you will then be transferred to the hotel for refreshment, dinner and an overnight stay at Brovad sand lodge (Luxury) or Victoria Forest resort (Mid-range) and ssese island beach hotel (budget)
Meal plan; full board
Wake at leisure and have breakfast as you warm up for a thrilling and exciting venture of quad biking around the island, this will take you to the communities on the island and see their way of life. You will then head back to the hotel for a lunch break. The afternoon will be another rewarding experience, while you enjoy beach games, swimming, sport fishing and sunbathing, choice will be yours. Fish rods for fishing can be availed for rent. Dinner and an overnight stay at Brovad Sands Lodge (Luxury) or Victoria Forest resort (Mid-range) and ssese island beach hotel (budget)
Meal plan; full board
Wake up at leisure have breakfast and embark on a journey to Entebbe, where the company driver will be waiting to transfer you back to Kampala or Airport to catch your departure flight.
Meal plan; Breakfast
End of the ssese Island Tour.