Uganda – Ssese Islands is the perfect gate away

A perfect Islands destination with everything for everyone, the Ssese Islands archipelago boasts of being home to eighty-four islands, one of the most wonderful places to live in the world on the banks of Lake Victoria, Northwestern region of Uganda. These beautiful islets are conterminous with Kalangala district housing the main town centre and district Headquarters located on Bugala Island in Southern Central Uganda.

Having derived her name from the ‘’Tsetse fly’’, as the lake flies breed into colossal swarms close to the shores, providing impressive clouds of flies to watch occasionally which then dispersed after few hours. Ssese Islands serves a perfect gate away for weekend escapes off from the hustle and bustle of Kampala city with access routes via Bugala island, Nakiwogo and Bukakata.

The 84 islands archipelago are abundantly gifted with; chill out white sand-soaked beaches, stunning sunsets, amazing wildlife, vast birdlife species, cruises, alluring sceneries, palm trees, fancy luxurious accommodation facilities, tasty local cuisines, historical spiritual tales among others. Ssese islands are arguably Uganda’s stargazing and best – kept secret known to locals, adventure explores and fortunate backpackers thereby serving an ample destination that matches every travelers’ lifestyle and budget; whether you are traveling individually, family or on a romantic stroll, Ssese island commands an admirable vacation place that will enable you to clearly catch a glance of freshwater sundowners on Lake Victoria while you experience panoramic skies patterned with millions of stars in the night as well as provides a serene milieu for book reading.

Tourist activities therein include; Golf sports, Motorcycle Island tours, Island hopping, canoe rides, boat cruises, quad biking, sport fishing, village / cultural walks, bon fires, birding, camping, forest walks, participating in local prayer Etc. While attractions to see are; John Speke’s fort, Ssese islands aquatic and farm museum, and visiting Ngamba chimpanzee sanctuary on L. Victoria.

A visit to Kalangala is incomplete without sampling mouthwatering local fruits; Jack fruit, papaya, mango, avocado. Traditional cuisines of; Luwombo, matooke, G.nut sauce, millet bread, katogo, Posho, silverfish, beans, peas among others not forgetting a taste of; delicious nile perch and tilapia prepared by locals.