Tour overview

This 3 Days Ssese Islands Romantic Escape Tour is one of the best travel packages for both local and resident tourists in Uganda. A collection of 84 islands in Lake Victoria make up what we know as the Ssese Islands. Lake Victoria is the largest fresh-water lake in Africa. The Ssese islands are found in Kalangala District –  about 51kilometeres away from Entebbe town. The major activity on the islands is fishing but tourism is catching up real fast. The Ssese islands are one of the most popular tourist attractions while on a Uganda tour. Bugala Island is the largest and most visited. The other major islands include Bubembe Island, Nsirwe Island, Funve Island, Bugaba Island, Serinya Island, Kitobo Island, Kigungu, Ngamba and Kalangala (where the district administrative offices are located).

This 3 days Ssese Islands tour begins from Entebbe or Kampala and will involve a tour of the large island Bugala. While visiting Bugala island, you will be using the route through Entebbe – Nakiwogo landing site. You can however decide to use an alternative route that starts from Kampala through Masaka district. We encourage you to read our comprehensive article about the things to do in Ssese Islands. The article covers everything you need to know about the island. From the history, administrative structures to the hotels. We believe the information given is one of the most comprehensive one you will get out there.

Tour Highlights:

  1. Swimming
  2. Sport Fishing
  3. Quad biking
  4. Forest/nature and guided walks
  5. Primates viewing
  6. Beach Volleyball
  7. Biking
  8. Sightseeing – the beautiful palm tree plantations and bat caves


  • Transport including a boat transfer
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Activities as mentioned
  • Romantic dinner
  • A bottle of red wine

Not Included

  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Any meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Any activities not mentioned
  • Any items of a personal nature like laundry

Day 1

Our company guide will pick you up from the airport in Entebbe, your hotel or your home in Kampala and drive you to the Nakiwogo landing site in Entebbe before 2:00pm. The ferry leaves at exactly 2:00pm. You will then sail to the largest island Bugala. If you arrive earlier in the day and have to wait for the ferry too long, our guide will take you for a tour of the Entebbe botanical gardens or the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (zoo).
While on the ferry, enjoy the beautiful sites of the second largest fresh water lake in the world. The ferry drops everybody at the Lutoboka bay in Bugala Island and by this time, you would already know just how beautiful the island is. Check in at the hotel, shower and take a walk to admire the beautiful scenery. The rest of the evening will be spent relaxing and enjoying the white sand beach. A camp-fire can be lit on request later in the evening. Your romantic dinner will be set and thereafter enjoy your night.

Day 2: Ssese Islands - Nature walks, swimming, fishing at the Ssese Island

Begin your beautiful day with sumptuous breakfast which can be arranged for you at the beach as you watch the sun rise. You will then go for a guided nature walk within the Bugala Island. The island Guide will take you to visit all the important places around the island while sharing information about the history and cultural significance of each spot. The Guide will also help you locate birds, primates, butterflies and other wildlife species as you walk through the forests in the island.

After the forest walk, visit the landing/fishing sites and learn about their fishing lifestyle. Take as many photos as you can of the island and whatever you do. There are several other activities that will be involved in and they include boat cruising, sport fishing, beach games and sunbathing. We can also hire a bike from the lodge for you to use visit the different parts of the island alone or with a guide.

Day 3: Departure to Kampala

After early morning breakfast, you will transfer back to Entebbe or Kampala. The ferry leaves Bugala at 8am and arrives in Entebbe at 11am. Our company guide will meet you in Nakiwogo for the transfer to your hotel or home in Kampala or Entebbe. We believe you would have enjoyed your time in Bugala Island and left with beautiful memories.

End of Tour

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