Ssese Islands

This is archipelago of 84 islands in northern part of Lake Victoria Uganda second largest fresh water in the word. Bugala Island is the largest island with a district town council kalangala.

The island is inhabited by Bantu speaking people known as Basese with most influential spiritual beliefs in the region. Down along the shores of the lake is a series of beautiful Resort Beach offering accommodation.

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ACTIVITIES ON THE ISLAND

  • FOREST GUIDED WALK.

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A very interesting activity which is usually carried out early in the morning and evening ,due to mystical factors related to the taboo in the myth of ancestral spirits in the region. Most of unique birds species are easily seen during this time before they start flying away in the thick forest .A discovery of a stone age traditional house build by Dr. John speak in 1896 when he was exploring in E. Africa and discovering the source of L. Nile a very old traditional house which shows the origin of African culture before the exploration of missionaries in east Africa .Flora and fauna of animal species primates , monkeys & antelopes historical  caves with always OMOTAKA i.e. traditional definer who is all the time in the cave to explain to tourist about the importance of putting traditional brew , roasted coffee beans & variety of different food stuff to please the ancestral spirit this one of the most interesting activity in the island .

  • ISLAND DRIVE.

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  • CANOEING & SPORT FISHING

This is done any time of the day so long as no rainfall and strong wind which causes the lake waves, in the island rain can fail any time. With the guide by the local fishermen within the region a group or individual can sail along and enjoy within shores of the lake and enjoy while doing sport fishing with fishing hooks. Tilapia & Nile perch mostly can easily be hooked up especially when the lake waves are calm. Also enjoy peddling through the lake and visit kalangala neighbouring Town like BUMAGI which is also developing with a new government fish processing industry which is still under construction. Building materials are always shipped through NAKIWOGO landing side in the main land with MV KALANGALA ship.

  • BOAT RIDE.

Some of the Resort beach provide speed boat ride charged at extra fee ,where by  group or a couple can be able to tour along the nearby islands like Bukasa, Buvuma &koome each of them unique sceneries .like Bukasa island is believed to be the source of myth& traditional values of the ssese island . its associated with many cave surrounded by big tall trees some with protruding breast shedding water which is believed to be tears from ancestral spirits when they are pleased off.

  • CYCLING

. There is Resort with motorcycles &sport mountain bikes provided with extra fee or included in the accommodation package. With the help of local tour guide people visit the district projects within kalangala town council like NAADS.project, BIDCO palm oil factory & also nearbyferry landing side BUKAKATA which is approximately 50kms from the main town.

  • STEAM BATH & SAUNA.

Unbelievable in an island! Most of Resort beach have managed to put up such activity by the use of local available resource materials in island. For metabolismprocess, skin and respiratory services after long period of day activities. During evening time a couple, individuals group can always visit the steam bath and sauna.

  • EVENING SWIMMINGuganda safari evenning swimming

The fresh water lake in Ssese Island is tested bilharzia free.When touring kalangala people are always advised by Jehovah  Tours & Travel to carry their swimming costumes all the time to enjoy swimming along the lake shores near the beach lines.

 

 

 

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