3 Days Ssese island safari

3 Days Ssese island safari

3 days Ssese island safari is an ideal holiday taking you on a visit to Ssese Island a peaceful paradise, Ssese Island is a prime tourist destination and one of the 84 islands located in the northwestern region of Lake Victoria. Ssese Island is a tropical destination surrounded by waters of Lake Victoria, situated in a drive of 3 hours of boat ride from Kampala on a ferry got from Kasenyi or Entebbe pier via Bukakata and then drive to Kalangala.

This 3 days Ssese island safari begins and ends in Entebbe

Highlights of the safari

  • Day 1: transfer from Entebbe to Ssese islands
  • Day 2: ecological nature walk
  • Day 3: transfer back to Kampala

Detailed itinerary of the safari

Day 1: transfer from Entebbe to Ssese islands

The first day of your 3 days safari to Ssese Island you are to transfer to Ssese Island which marks the start of your safari, on this day you will have breakfast in the morning, checkout of your hotel and drive to Entebbe for a short city tour. On Entebbe city tour you visit sites like reptile village, Entebbe botanical garden and Uganda wildlife conservation education centre, from the city tour you will have lunch and drive to Entebbe pier to for your ferry which leaves at 02:00 pm. Ssese island is an archipelago and one of the 84 islands of Lake Victoria found in the north western part of Lake Victoria in Kalangala district, Ssese island is the best destination for vacations and honeymooners as it is dominated by a variety of green vegetation and many bird species such as grey crested crane, Shelley’s crimson wing, great blue turaco, marabou stork, African green broad bill, Doherty’s bush shrike  and many more. You will arrive at Lutoboka bay found in Bugala Island and after docking and getting off the ferry you will drive to your hotel, have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from Pearl Gardens Hotel

Day 2: ecological nature walk

The second day of 3 days safari to Ssese Island is for ecological nature walk in the forests of Ssese, on this day you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast, meet your safari river and start your nature walk in the pristine forests of Ssese. On your walk you will enjoy sights of many birds such as grey crested crane, Shelley’s crimson wing, great blue turaco, marabou stork, African green broad bill, Doherty’s bush shrike and many more. You will take beautiful pictures and enjoy the cool unpolluted air and the cool breeze, after the experience you will go back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon you can go for a boat ride or take a swim in the bilharzias free waters of Lake Victoria. in the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight.

Day 3: transfer back to Kampala

The third day and the last day of your safari you will leave Ssese Island back to Entebbe for your departure back home and end of your safari, on this day you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast and checkout of lodge to catch your ferry which leaves at exactly 8:00 am. The journey back to Entebbe on the waters of Lake Victoria takes approximately 3 hours and the ferry arrives in Entebbe at 11: am. from the docking area you will drive to Entebbe and depending on your departure flight time you can have go a short Entebbe city tour visiting places like the reptile village, botanical gardens and many more. From the rive you will have lunch and then be dropped off at Entebbe international airport for your departure flight thus the end of your safari.

Safari inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Full time English speaking guide
  • bottled mineral water
  • transport to and from Ssese island

Safari exclusions

  • flight fees
  • Visa fees
  • personal expenses on things like laundry, airport, drinks
  • Tips
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