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Buggala Island

Uganda
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English first
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

beautiful Island with lots of opportunity to explore. very basic in amenities but enough to enjoy. Some of the Hotels can be recommended but remember that is Uganda and not Europe. Wildlife and especially the birds are spectacular. The Sesse Islands Tourist Guide Association (SITGE) located near the ferry dock has recently starting up and offer a tour, excursions, walks... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

i hated traveling on road and short distance ferry because the ferry from Entebbe had broken down. And it was more traumatising in the boat beacause the weather was windy n rainy.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This island is really quiet and relaxing. I stayed at Islands Club but spent time in the evening at Pearl Gardens and Mirembe. It's 2 hours from Entebbe but is a good choice after travelling around Uganda, if you just want some well deserved peace and quiet!

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KALANGALA DISTRICT
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Hello ladies and gentlemen , come and visit or tour your destination adventure with jackson . Jackson offers , 1.forestwalks, 2. Sunset cruising on Canoe, 3. Gamefishing, 4 .motorbike tour ,5. Visit to other islands , 6 .swimming lessons, booking for you good resorts. Nice trip to the island.

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Halle, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Jacksonis a very good and nice guide. He knows what he s talking about and will make your trip paradise add the ssese iland. We had a great timewith him, so highly recommenden. When you are on the iland just ask your receptionist for jackson he s well known on the buggala island. Have a good journey withnhim, aurelie

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Kampala, Uganda
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The fish was very delicious but the journey was tiresome especially for my children because they would sleep and wake and ask me whether we have reached.

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kampala
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Amongst the tropical lakes in the world, Lake Victoria tops the list yet it is the second largest fresh water lake in the world in terms of surface area. The journey to ssese island therefore will grant you the opportunity to interact with nature and escape from the visually polluted urban areas. The relaxation at the beach is quite an... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

What's not to like? Please don't travel to Bugala Island, Ssese Islands expecting "downtown city" or "a vacation resort with everything". The islands form Kalangala District of Uganda and the main town of Bugala Island is Kalangala. This is Africa as it should be seen. You reach Lutoboka landing site via a ferry ship or boat journey from Nakiwogo near... More

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Juba, South Sudan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I had camped in this hotel camping site for 6 nights and have the following to share:- (a) Security- From the security point its is quite safe as long as you keep your valuables with yourself as you would have done in any other places. Keep both your tent flies zipped up when outdoors & i think that should be... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

White sands and palmed-fringed beaches in land-locked Uganda? Surely not, you say. But it’s true. If you don’t believe us, head to the Ssese Islands for a long weekend and see for yourself. The Ssese Islands are a cluster of 84 islands in Lake Victoria. The largest of the islands, Buggala, is the seat of Kalangala district, and is where... More

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