BUGALA ISLAND

Bugala is the second largest Island set within the Uganda waters of Lake Victoria and the best developed for tourism, linked to the mainland by a regular motor ferry and dotted with accommodation to suit most tastes and budgets. Kalangala, the administrative centre for the Islands, is a small town situated on a ridge at the eastern end of Bugala, while the nearby Lutoboka Bay hosts the Island’s main cluster of beach resorts. Another important landmark on Bugala is Luku, the small village on the western extreme of the Island where the motor ferry from mainland docks.

A good dirt road connects Luku to Kalangala, and several minor roads run to other villages lying further south on the Island.

NGAMBA ISLAND CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY

 Located 23km southeast of Entebbe in Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, or ‘Chimp Island’, is home to over 40 orphaned or rescued chimpanzees who are unable to return to the wild. Humans are confined to one of the 40 hectares while the chimps wander freely through the rest, emerging from the forest twice a day for feeding at 11am and 2.30pm. This coincides with visitor arrival times to the island, with viewings of the chimps via a raised platform.

While it can’t compare to the experience of seeing chimps in the wild, especially due to the large electrified fence that separates chimp from human, it still makes for a worthwhile excursion to observe the animals’ remarkable behaviour. Guides here are informative, and there are individual profiles for each chimp, detailing both their distinct personalities and history. There are also big monitor lizards in residence and abundant birdlife.

KOOME ISLAND

Koome Island is located in Mukono District, in northwestern Lake Victoria. The island is separated from Ssese Islands by the Koome Channel. Koome is the largest island in the northeastern group. Other islands in the same group include: Damba Island, Luwaji Island, Ngamba-Chimpanzee Island, Bulago Island, Kayaga Island and others. This location lies approximately 63 kilometers (39 mi), by water, northeast of Kalangala. [1] Koome also lies approximately 35 kilometers (22 mi), by water, southeast of Entebbe, the nearest large town. [2] The coordinates of Koome Island are: 00 05 06S, 32 45 00E (Latitude: -0.0850; Longitude: 32.7500).]

The largest urban area on the island is called Bugombe, located on the northwestern shore of the island.

​​SSESE ISLANDS

​​Situated in the northwest of Lake Victoria, the Ssese Islands form one of Uganda’s prime destinations for casual rambling and off-the-beaten-track exploration, as well as for game fishing, in particular Nile perch. For much of the 1990s, the islands were entrenched as perhaps the most popular backpackers’ chill-out destination in Uganda. Although their attractions have not diminished in recent years, their popularity evidently has, attributable perhaps to the suspension of ferries from Port Bell as well as the burgeoning tourist development at the more accessible Lake Bunyonyi in Kigezi.

The Ssese Archipelago consists of 84 separate Islands, some large and densely inhabited, others small and deserted, but lushly forested thanks to an annual average rainfall in excess of 20,000mm. Only two islands regularly receive tourists. The more established of these is Buggala, the largest, most accessible and most developed Island, which is privately owned and the site of a popular budget resort. Other Islands that can be visited with varying degrees of ease are Bubeke, Bukasa and Bufumira.

LAKES AND FALLS

MURCHISON FALLS

Murchison Falls also called Kabalega or Kabarega is a waterfall on the lower Victoria Nile River in northwestern Uganda located 32 km east of Lake Albert.

KARUMA FALLS

These deafening Karuma Falls are found on the fine-looking Victoria Nile and are some of the most inspiring and exciting.

GRIFFIN FALLS LUGAZI

The Canopy sky way is a single day excursion done in one of existent Uganda’s patch of rain forest of Mabira

LAKE EDWARD

Is the tiniest of the African Great Rift Lakes, situated on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of. The lake’s northern shore is just few miles south of the equator.

ITANDA FALLS

Itanda Falls is located along the River Nile about 27 kilometers, 45 minutes from Jinja town. Located

 BUJAGALI FALLS

A spectacular scenic spot with 1 kilometre of raging rapids, forested islands in the Nile and an abundance of bird life on River Nile

LAKE BUNYONYI

Lake Bunyonyi ought to be considered one of the natural wonders of the world and, now that I’ve seen it before my own eyes, it’s joined the ranks of my most beloved travel destinations.

LAKE MUTANDA

 Is a little known jewel, hidden in the mountainous landscape of southwestern Uganda, in Kisoro District. It is one of the most scenic lakes in Africa, located in a dramatic landscape of lush and verdant sprawling highlands.

LAKE KYOGA

 Is a large shallow lake in Uganda, about 1,720 km2 (660 sq mi) in area. The Victoria Nile flows through the lake on its way from Lake Victoria to Lake Albert. Another source of water to

LAKE GEORGE

Lake George is a lake in western Uganda and occupies an area of 250 square kilometers (97 square Miles). The lake with an estimated depth of just 2.4 meters is among Africa’s Great Lakes system

ARUU FALLS

Aruu waterfalls are found in Pader District in northern Uganda roughly four and half kilometers off Pader-Kitgum highway.