NEW FERRY FOR ENTEBBE KALANGALA BUGALA ISLANDS

NEW FERRY TO KALANGALA,  WATER VESSEL PLYS BETWEEN ENTEBBE AND KALANGALA

kalangala ferry travel to kalangala from Entebbe

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).

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