A beautiful group of 84 islands lying off the northwestern shores of Lake Victoria, with beaches ringing the shores, complete with swaying palms for that tropical touch. Inland lie rolling hills coated with lush rainforest. Locals live in villages along the shoreline and launch their fishing boats each evening at sunset.
Many spots afford beautiful views over the lake and across to the other islands. Negotiating with fishermen for a boat trip around the islands is easy, and swimming is also possible off most of the islands, although avoid reedy areas – bilharzia alert.
Take a ferry inside Lake Victoria in search for Ssese Islands. The closest you will ever come to white sand beaches in Uganda is here and while you take the guided forest walks and bird watching, you will be absorbed into an incomparable calmness that will take you meditating on all that elegant natural beauty you will have seen in Uganda.