The Ssesse Islands – Uganda’s Prime Destination
The Ssese Islands are approximately 12000 years vintage and in line with the Buganda culture, they are called the Islands of the Gods. Traditionally, all Buganda Kings had been alleged to visit Islands and pay Homage to the Gods “Baluubale”, whose shrines are located and constructed at the islands like Bukasa Island is domestic to Musisi; spirit of Earthquakes and Wanema; spirit of bodily handicaps. While Bubembe Island is domestic to Mukasa; spirit of Lake Victoria also traditionally called “Nalubaale”.
The eighty four prime islands located northwest of Lake Victoria differ in size and activities with some being small and deserted, at the same time as others are huge and densely inhabited. These are hilly with dense forests, keeping a secluded and serene surroundings growing the right destination for relaxation, game fishing and a birders haven.
The separate Islands, which can be reached both via Nakiwogo in Entebbe, Masaka to the Bukakata ferry OR By Charter flight to Bukasa Island with an Airstrip, are experiencing a renaissance in tourism pastime; increasingly more turning into a famous traveler Destination in Uganda.
The ferry leaves Bukakata at Uganda Safari tours 0800, 1100 and 1700 and leaves the Bugala landing website online at 1000, 1430 and 1800 from Monday to Saturday, and the journey takes 45 minutes. Transport from Kampala to masaka is by means of personal car Hire, taxi or via Bus and you could rent a speed boat from Entebbe to the Islands.
Bugala Island being the largest extending over 200km and measuring 43km from East to West and a domestic to the kalangala district Headquarters, and Bukasa Island the second biggest island have numerous activities which include forest walks with Primate Viewings of various monkey species like the Vervet monkey, the Bush-Buck and the black and white colobus monkey, sport fishing particularly for the Nile Perch, the endemic creek cat and butterfly species, beautiful walks around the Islands on the white sand beaches and rainforests, Boat rides to other Islands, prolific Birdlife which include water and wooded area Birds which includes robin-chats, weavers, Turacos, brown throated wattle eye, hornbills, Barbets and so on, Beach activities like biking, swimming, canoeing, volleyball etc, visits to the Speke’s Fort constructed in 1962, fishing villages, Bat cave with lots of Bats and visits to palm tree and pineapple farms.
The Bugala Island, Bufumira and Bukasa Islands the in habited Islands, have many mounted lodging facilities including Luxury resorts in addition to tenting grounds to healthy most tastes and Budgets. Mirembe resort has a wide range of rooms in addition to camping area. Pearl gardens beach has the Hornbill campsite, Ssese Beach motel has 18 cottages and a separate residence with 2 family cottages and 3 triple rooms. Islands club has luxurious wood chalets in a groovy atmosphere, Panorama price range inn with a lovely lawn; the Palm Beach Hotel has cottages and a dormitory tent. In Bukasa Island, the Agnes Guesthouse gives lodging with pleasant perspectives. The facilities have open restaurants for meals and Drinks.
The Ssese Islands are peaceful, with extra than ethnic tribes and languages. They offer crystal clean lakes, stunning rainforests, lovely seashores and right here you can find out the wild romantic Africa of your goals with heat and hospitable people, in a land ready to be observed…You could not ask for extra in an exceptional holiday destination!
Jackie Kisibo is an African Travel Writer, an expert in travel and safari corporation. More of her articles can be located on http://www.Uganda-tours.Com, [http://www.Uganda-safaris.Co.Ug] and http://www.Africatoursandsafaris.Com with tours to Uganda.