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The Ssese Islands comprise 84 islands which occupy the northwestern corner of Lake Victoria, and the second-largest freshwater lake in the world. The largest island in the archipelago is called Bugala. Kalangala serves as the headquarters of the district that carries the same name (Kalangala District). It is located approximately 51 kilometers (32 miles) across water, southwest of Entebbe. The coordinates of the district are: 0° 26′ 0.00″S, 32° 15′ 0.00″E (Latitude:-0.4333; Longitude: 32.2500).
The islands lie in two main groups. The south west is referred to as the Bugala Group; the north eastern group is referred to as the Koome Group, after Komag Island, the largest in that group. The two groups are separated by the Koome Channel.
Other islands in the Bugala Group include: Bubeke, Bufumira, Bugaba, Bukasa, Buyova, Funye and Serinya. The main islands in the Koome Group are: Damba, Koome and Luwaji.
The Ssese Islands are inhabited by the Bantu people speaking Bassese tribe, closely similar to the Baganda and the Basonga, The arrival of Europeans; the islands were one of the most important spiritual centers of the region. About forty-three (50%) of the islands are inhabited. The islands vary in size from less than 10,000 square meters (2.5 acres), to over 40 kilometers (25 mi) in length for the largest island, Bugala Island.
Day One: Kampala- Entebbe- Ssese Islands.
Drive from Kampala to Nakiwogo before 2:00pm, then board the MV Kalangala ferry to the Bugala Islands. Enjoy the fresh breeze as gently sail over the world’s second largest fresh water lake; Lake Victoria that offers you views of numerous islands, the beautiful white sand beaches as well as a number of water birds. The Ssese archipelago is found southwest of the huge Lake Victoria and comprises of 84 different islands with 2 primary tourist islands: the TOUR ITINERARYBugala Island and the Banda islands. Among the tourist attractions here are vervet plus Colobus monkeys, several bird species as well as numerous colorful butterflies. Dinner and slumber at Mirembe Resort Hotel/ Pearl Gardens.
Day Two: Ssese Islands
Following breakfast have a nature walk on the island or enjoy some birding just as you may prefer. In the afternoon you may relax on the airy beach and have a swim as well as sun bathe, take the canoe ride around other neighboring islands or do some Sport fishing. Certainly you will never be bored with all these numerous activities. Dine and slumber at Pearl Gardens or Mirembe Resort Hotel.
Day Three: Transfer to Kampala.
Today after a delicious breakfast you will return to the main land at Entebbe by ferry and from there your guide drive you back to the capital Kampala and this will end the safari.
Kalangala-Ssesse Trip Includes
1. Airport pick drop off
2. Guide fees
3. Meals per itinerary
4. Private Safari vehicle
5. Service of English speaking guide
6. Accomodation for self contained cottages or rooms for two nights
7. All activities in the itinerary
Kalangala Ssesse Includes Excludes
2. Luxury drinks
3. Personal laundry
4. Tips to guides
5. Telephone guides
6. Porter fees
7. Personal shopping
8. Personal insurance
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