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Banda Island | Ssese Islands, Uganda
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Kampala, Uganda
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place, so private, so beautiful. At our arrival, we received a warm welcome from the lovely Managers. The moment you stepped in this peaceful land, you are in Haven. All the staff was friendly and helpful, always with a shining smile. The lovely peace of forest, between the hotel and the fishermen village of Banda, give a good opportunity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The place is simple and in touch with nature. Exactly what my two friends and I wanted. Minimal to no technology but still have hot showers! the owners/staff were accommodating friendly and went out of their way to make the trip special. An amazing experience of being a desserted island where you spend the day relaxing on beach, playing back... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The moment you are departing from mainland, you are in a different world! From little chaotic, but vibrant fisherman village, feeling the space around you while being on the lake.. Than your first step on this "like a boys dream Island"..hihuuuuu. Perfect place to be with your mates/lover/to explore and to relax.. Host Brenda is an amazingly clever/enthousiatic and friendly... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Our family enjoyed a relaxing 5 days on Banda Island. Swimming, lazing in hammocks, spotting birds and playing backgammon. Brenda and the team will make sure you have everything you need. A perfect getaway from Kampala.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I have just come back from 3 days on Banda. Myself and three friends were the only people staying on the island so we had the place to ourselves which was fantastic. Yes, some of the facilities are basic but I can't think of a better place I've been to escape and relax. The little bit of exploring we did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I stayed at Banda Island for 5 nights and I would highly recommend Banda to everyone who wants to relax with some great company and have incredible food. All of the staff are amazing and extremely welcoming. Throughout my stay, Banda became more like home, and I can see exactly why a lot of my friends will be returning in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Banda is an incredible place, an oasis of peace and tranquility in a simple yet comfortable way. Everything about your stay here will be a unique experience, from the beautiful sunsets, the view every morning when you leave your room, the delicious food, showering under the open sky and watching the fishermen late at night with a cold beer and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I stayed here with friends for 5 nights after a trip to Mount Kenya and can't recommend it enough. Enjoyed every single minute of my stay here and I have no doubt I will return in the near future. The food is incredible and considering what a small island it is I never felt bored once with endless games of... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I stayed at the resort for 5 nights, and everything was awesome! The accommodation (I stayed I a tent) was great the toilets and showers were fantastic for a remote island resort with no running water, the toilets and showers are really awesome The hospitality of the staff was truly amazing, Andrew and Brenda just make you... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Main downside for me was cost, I think 100,000 shillings per person per night is a bit steep. I was under the impression that this would include everything we needed but found out we has to buy bottled water on top of this. We stayed in the Banda which was very comfortable and had great view onto the Lake. The... More 

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