NEW FERRY TO KALANGALA, WATER VESSEL PLYS BETWEEN ENTEBBE AND KALANGALA
The Ssese Islands are an archipelago of eighty-four islands in the northwest of Lake Victoria, Uganda. About forty-three of the islands are inhabited. The islands vary in size from less than 10,000 square metres, to over 40 kilometres in length for the largest island, Bugala.
There is a new ferry to Kalagala from Entebbe (Natiwogo). Uganda Tour operators and tourists can now heave a sigh of relief after the introduction of MV-MOSES which is to provide transport to Kalangala Ssese islands from Nakiwogo Entebbe as the MV Kalangala undergoes a total overhaul in Mwanza.
The MV Kalangala leaves Nakiwongo in Entebbe at 2pm, you need to go earlier so that you are sure of a ticket. The main Island of which is Bugala has numerous accommodations. For budge – look out for Panorama cottages or mirembe resort. For high end look for the fairly new Brovad Sands Lodge. The taxis in Entebbe know Nakiwongo – where the ferry docks. Activities – Cycling around given route ( you can rent bicycles from the hotels and a map), forest walks, fishing, tour of Kalangala Island and bird watching.
According to a reliable source, each person boarding is charged Uganda Shillings 15000. The departure time from Entebbe time: 10:00am
Arrival time at ssese islands. 12:00.
Departure time from Ssese Islands: 3:00pm
Arrival time at Entebbe. 5:00pm.
The MV Kalangala Ferry schedule travel one route daily between (Nakiwogo landing site) outside Entebbe town and Lutoboka Bay, Buggala Island, Ssese. Ferry departs Entebbe for Kalangala at 2 pm arriving at 5.30 pm. The return journey from Kalangala to Entebbe starts at 8 am arriving at 11:30 am.
Bugala Island is easily accessible by ferry, and is a regular weekend destination for Kampala residents. The island forms an L shape (with the long stem of the L pointing south, and the short stem pointing west).