The Ssese Islands are the prime destination for nature and countryside lovers.
The most popular route is the one through Nakiwogo landing site near Entebbe by the MV Kalangala ferry to Bugala Island – the biggest island in the archipelago. The other route is through Bukakata landing site. Bukakata mainland is 36km east of Masaka with Luku on Bugala Island about an hour’s sailing.
At around 11 am in the mid-morning our ATP - Tours driver/guide will pick you from your hotel/ place of residence. After a briefing on how your tour will run, your journey will commence. You will take the Entebbe route and drive to Nakiwogo landing site where you will reach at around 1 pm to prepare for your departure to the islands aboard a ferry which sets off at exactly 2:00 pm. The journey to the islands takes about 3 hours so at around 5:30 pm you shall have arrived at Lutoboka bay found in Bugala Island, the largest island in the archipelago of the 84 Ssese Islands. Once at the Island, you can choose to retire to your choice accommodation or take a nature walk in the close area.
As your ultimate safari and travel company, ATP-Tours guarantees you a terrific ‘day 1’. From your initial encounter with our kind and amiable driver-guide, through your drive to the landing site to your ferry cruise, arrival at the Islands, your dinner and first night at one of the best lodgings, we guarantee you a great experience.
You will be woken up by the aggressive chirping of birds and the varied sounds and echoes proceeding from the richly-endowed mother nature at the Islands. After a sumptuous breakfast at your lodging you can choose how to begin your activity-piled day. A languorous and deliberate walk in the white sands on the shores of Lake Victoria is a great way to begin.
You can then proceed with a nature walk and primate trekking expedition in Lutoboka Central Forest Reserve. The reserve is a habitat to over 130 species of birds, among which are; the turaco, parrots, whale-headed stork, giant Kingfishers, geese, fish eagles and herons. The primates to see include; the tree climbing monkeys and chimpanzees.
The other activities to do for a great Ssese Islands experience is; going for a boat cruise to the different Islands, sport fishing, Sun bathing, squad biking, beach soccer, swimming at lake Victoria or in the hotel swimming pool and maybe watching television and napping when your tired of the outdoors. You can have your lunch and dinner whenever you feel like . A day full of activity will end with a sound night’s sleep in your comfortable lodging.
After an early morning breakfast, you will board the ferry leaving for Nakiwogo landing site – Entebbe at 8 am and reach at 11 am. As an option, you could choose to board the Bukakata ferry and take the Masaka route where you will have a chance to stop at the equator. Once in Kampala-Uganda’s capital, our driver will drop you off at the airport to catch your flight on time or take you to your choice destination.