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Visit Ssese Islands For Beach visits & Boat rides

img_9019_1Visit Ssese Islands For Beach visits & Boat rides

Ssese Islands is located in the Northwest of the vast Lake Victoria with eighty four (84) archipelagos of which Bugala Island is the most developed with many nice resort hottels such as the prominent Brovad Sands Lodge – the best among Ssese Islands Hotels

Lake Victoria has many cool beaches, although most are undeveloped and you do not get to swim in the Lake but, Brovad Sands Lodge has a swimming pool. Still, there is still the tranquillity that you will find on any beach and a cool refreshing breeze that will help you relax and unwind.

Brovad Sands Lodge has a great viewing area that is perfect for picnics and sun-downers by the lake. Brovad’s beach is another great spot from where you can go boat riding and view plenty of bird species.

Feel the peace on Ssese Islands with Brovad Sands Lodge’s charming and romantic sun-downer boat ride on Africa’s largest lake – Lake Victoria.

For reservations and inquiries, please contact our reservations team via stay@sseseislandsresorthotel.com or call us on +256-701367970.

Ssese Islands is the best place for romantic retreats

brovad-villaSsese Islands is the best place for romantic retreats

Book a relaxing break at Brovad Sands Lodge in Ssese Islands, Lake Victoria, and you’ll be ideally situated to make the most of the best attractions on Ssese. Relax in the largest freshwater lake of Africa on your weekend getaway or honeymoon vacation in Uganda.

Bright, simple and stylish, our luxurious cottages fully self contained and designed with an African architecture. Our cottages have standard king-sized beds, private balcony viewing the beach reading table, two sofa seats, a modern bathroom with bathtub and shower, satellite television with DSTV and wireless internet access.

As a guest at Ssese Islands Brovad Sands Lodge, you’ll also enjoy exclusive access to our fabulous, resort-style swimming pool and inviting in-ground spa, as well as a indulging in the various beach games. Our resort is the best among the other resorts in the Ssese Islands region due to the excellent service staff and a wide variety of activities provided at the most affordable prices in Kalangala.

Our resort is located on the largest Bugala Island which is the most developed among the 84 archipelagos of that makeup Ssese. Water lovers have a huge selection of activities to choose from during their weekend and honeymoon vacations on Ssese Islands, from canoe riding, motor boat rides, quad biking, cycling, sport fishing, nature walks, community visits beach games, swimming, visiting the Bidco palm plantation to mention but a few!

Those that prefer to keep by the beach at night have a Bonfire on the shores of Lake Victoria and get served with all kinds of beverages that they may wish to have.

Relax in the paradise of Ssese Islands on your honeymoon and weekend vacation, send us your details on stay@sseseislandsresorthotel.com or call +256-701367970 for more information about Ssese Islands vacations in Uganda.

Valentine’s Day Beach Getaway to Ssese Islands

sseseValentine’s Day Beach Getaway to Ssese Islands

Do you want to show the one you love that they are special? The best way to to do this is to whisk that person away to the white sand beaches of Ssese islands, Uganda.

Since Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend, this is the perfect time to surprise that special someone with a Ssese beach vacation for Valentine’s Day.

Make the Valentine’s Day romantic getaway exceptional by celebrating the day at Brovad Sands Lodge for an extra special vacation

Selecting a cozy resort hotel perfect for romantic vacation. Does your special someone enjoy comfort and relaxation? If so, be sure to book your stay at Brovad Sands Lodge.

Enjoy the sound of the waves along Brovad’s pristine white sand beach. Our cottages provide you with the best lake views with a private balcony.

The beach is naturally romantic. Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely stroll hand-in-hand along the shore or toasting a spectacular sunset, the beach is the perfect backdrop to enjoy a special moment with the one you love.

Start 2017 by spending quality time together. Book your stay online via stay@sseseislandsresorthotel.com or call our friendly vacation specialists at +256-701367970 to help you reserve your perfect Valentine’s Day romantic beach getaway.

Ssese Islands; A Romantic Destination for Honeymooners.

brovaddd.jpgSsese Islands; A Romantic Destination for Honeymooners.

The Ssese Islands comprise of eighty four (84) Islands in the north west of Lake Victoria which is one of magical wonders always visited by travelers on safaris in Uganda. The Ssese Archipelago adjoins the district of Kalangala which has no territory on the country’s main land.

The Ssese Islands occupy the north west of Lake Victoria which is noted as the largest lake in Africa and the second largest fresh water lake in the world and the largest tropical lake in the world. Bulago is the largest Island among the 84 land pieces that form Ssese and Kalangala town is the headquarters and form the naming of the district. The district stretches to about 51km surrounded by water lying in the south west of Entebbe peninsular where the International Airport is located that is used by the Uganda safari undertakers to connect to and from Uganda. Kalangala lies in the geographical coordinates of 0° 26′ 0.00″S, 32° 15′ 0.00″E.

The Ssese Islands are structured in two groups namely the Bugala group which is the largest and the Koome group named after Koome Island in the northwest. The two mentioned groups are set apart by the Koome channel as it is always encountered by travellers on Uganda safaris and tours. The range of other Islands in the Bugala section include; Bubeke, Bugaba, Bufimbira, Bukasa, Boyoya, Serinya and Funve The other Islands in Koome section include; Koome, Luwaji and Damba.

Exploring the Ssese Island destination is one of the memorable romantic encounters that you can ever have in Africa and Uganda in particular. It is a remarkable tropical paradise and best resort hotel of Brovad Sands Lodge. Resting in its fine sands with extended beaches surrounded by the blue fresh waters of Lake Victoria amidst the brightening sunshine of the tropics combine to qualify it as a great romantic destination for world honeymooners and thus worthy of including on the list of where to explore while planning safaris to Uganda.

The Ssese Islands are occupied by the native Bassese tribe which has close links to the Baganda and the Basoga with a close speaking dialect. The Islands traditionally were great spiritual sites in the area and ancestral spirits and gods were thought to be residing there. The Islands were noted earlier in the books of explorers with Henry Stanley noting their inhabitants as principal canoe builders and the greater number of sailors of Mutesa’s Empire. Thus visiting this site is tracing the footsteps of the great travel giants.

Undertaking sport fishing encounter on the shores with possibility of getting the gigantic Nile Perch also adds a thrilling encounter to your stay on the Islands. The Sssese Islands also have got impressive wildlife including primates like vervet monkey and colobus monkey not forgetting a range of bird species such as hornbill, robin-chats, barbets, turaco, weaver, flycatcher, fish eagle, paradise fly catcher, kingfisher, palmnut vultures, brown-throated wattle-eye, great cormorants, colorful butterflies and little egret.

For more information about Ssese Islands and making your reservation, just contact us through stay@sseseislandsresorthotel.com or call us now on +256-701367970.

The charming boutique resort on Ssese Islands

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Nestled on the beautiful Ssese Islands of Uganda, Brovad Sands Lodge is an exquisite family-run property with marvelous accommodation, superb cuisine, and exceptional service.

Whether overlooking the resort’s pristine beach or their own private pool, its cottages and villas are genuine cocoons of luxury and serenity, featuring private balcony, African style furnishings, and self contained cottages with en-suite bathrooms.

The charming boutique resort has a state-of-the-art spa with massages and therapies that use the island’s famous spices and herbs.

For reservations please contact us via stay@sseseislandsresorthotel.com or call our hotline +256-701367970 and speak to our reservation team

Honeymoon Vacation On Ssese Islands

lodge-brovad-sandsHoneymoon Vacation On Ssese Islands

You have found your soulmate and tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony with the whole of your family and friends or in an intimate celebration with your loved ones. You are over the moon with joy and the only thing that would make your life even more precious is the perfect, once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon trip to celebrate your newly established union.

Look no further, Brovad Sands Lodge on Ssese Islands is the perfect place for you.

A Honeymoon Unlike Any Other

Romantic walks on white-sand beaches, enjoying the sunset with your significant other, candle-light dinners with a breathtaking view over the endless lake on the terrace of your very own lakefront villa or adventurous and beautiful quad biking sessions to glimpse the unique world of Ssese Island – this and much more can become true in the honeymoon hotel of your dreams.

Brovad Sands Lodge offers numerous romantic activities for newly weds and honeymooners alike. Whether you’re looking for a laid back vacation to unwind from your stressful daily life, an adventure to make new and exciting experiences or a trip close to nature, at Brovad Sands Lodge you can have all that and more.

Celebrate your Love

Your honeymoon should be one of the best times of your life, an unforgettable experience which leaves nothing to be desired. If you crave for complete relaxation in one of the most beautiful and secluded settings worldwide – come visit us on Ssese Island. Here, on this pristine island off the shore of Lake Victoria, you will find the luxurious Brovad Sands Lodge with its romantic honeymoon cottages, exotic landscapes and unspoiled surroundings.

Coming here will present you with the unique experience of a luxury resort on a secluded tropical island and its warm and welcoming people. Brovad Sands Lodge is not your usual luxury resort, brace yourself for a one-of-a-kind experience as unique as the union you have just commenced.

For reservations please contact us via stay@sseseislandsresorthotel.com or call our reservation team on +256-701367970.

Reasons Why You Should Visit Ssese Islands of Uganda

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Reasons Why You Should Visit Ssese Islands of Uganda

Ssese Islands are located in Uganda and are the best Islands to visit. As you get to the Bugala Island, you will be welcomed by the cool water of Lake Victoria and the white fine sandy beaches. You will be mesmerized by the beauty of the beaches and a closer look to the green forest that is occupies a big part of the Island. The Ssese Islands are made up of 84 islands and are situated in the northwestern side of Lake Victoria in Uganda. Bugala Island is acknowledged to be a dwelling to Kalangala town along its headquarters. It’s the busiest Island where you can do some local shopping and still meet people as they carry out their daily activities with the best hotels on Ssese Islands.

1. Traditional beliefs

Initially the island had Basese people, closely related to the Baganda, although they are talked of as being giants. The men had huge chests with tough muscles and the women had long breats. It is rumored that these women didn’t have to sit to breastfeed, they simply passed they breast through the armpit to the kid on the back to feed. The Basese believed in traditional gods, maybe which is why the islands are associated with spirituality. On Buvuma Island, it is believed if one brings a monkey or an animal of any kind, they will become alike in aspects of the face. This is a good place to go for those that believe in the wrath of the gods and ghost stories.

2. Relax and Chill Out on the Ssese Islands:

The Ssese Islands – a great distance from the Indian Ocean are landlocked Uganda’s version of the Indian Ocean Islands like Zanzibar. Lonely Planet has name the Ssese Islands as one of the best places to relax and chill out with its tropical Sun, sandy beaches, palm trees, quaint fishing villages, cool forests, simply provide one of Uganda’s best places to relax as visitors come to Uganda or are ready to return to their country. Add on top of that Fresh Fish such as Nile Perch, Tilapia – accompanied by fresh vegetables from the nearby gardens of Bassese and the abundance of fresh fruit found here…Bring a book and relax and chill out.

3. Fishing – Boating – Sailing – Sunset Cruises

The Ssese Islands are surrounded by the 2nd largest lake in the world and the largest lake in Africa – Boating is a normal way of life, from fishing boats, to Sail Boats, Motorized Boats of all kind. The boating activities are endless and of course the water-sports in a tropical setting – fish the Africa’s largest fresh water fish – the elusive Nile Perch, Tilapia from a boat or the shore-sailing is available with some lodging facilities, take a sun-downer cruise and more.

Go Island Hopping to take a boat ride to Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary for a half-day visit – the choices are endless.

4. Mountain Biking – ATV Quad-Biking:

The Ssese Islands are a perfect place to explore with a Mountain Bike or on the back of an ATV Quad Bike. Ride through quaint fishing Villages, forests, even on beaches and get to know Bulaga Islands, you can even ride into the town of Kalangala. Take a packed lunch with you and have it on a quiet spot on the island, preferably one with view. Take a sunset ride and see one of the most beautiful features of spending a few days on the Ssese Islands.

5. Bonfire– BBQ:

Imagine the African Starlit Sky, the pyrotechnic lightning displays in the distance over the lake. You are on an equatorial, tropical Island and one of the fun things of being on the beach is a blazing fire, music and simply having fun with others that you have met since coming here. A BBQ can be arranged with many lodges.

6. Hikes – Nature Walks:

Though you are on an Island – there are plenty of opportunities for Hikes and Nature Walk from short ones to full-day. Such walks can include visits to Villages, including fishing Villages where you have inter-cultural exchanges, have a drink and chat with an Islander. You can also visit Schools and meet future Islanders and most often can enjoy a song and dance of the school-children. Such walks and hikes can be taken on all islands, including the more isolated ones that you can access.

7. Cycling

It is never too late to get up on a bicycle and pedal away. A popular cycling excursion is to Mutumbula swimming beach, off the road towards Luku. This cycling is a blessing in disguise since you get close to the marshy southwestern shores which harbour small numbers of hippo as well as a population of Sitatunga Antelope with larger horns than the mainland equivalent, which some authorities say is an endemic Island race. Without a private vehicle, you wouldn’t normally access these swamps.

8. The Beautiful Scenery

It’s a beautiful place especially if you are on a honeymoon or holiday with partner. It is a place removed from the normal with beautiful beaches and places to stay. It could infuse romance into your relationship.

9. Explore the 84 Archipelagos

With over 85 islands, take advantage of the trip and go on excursions to the various islands to see what they can offer.

Planning to spend your vacation to Ssese Islands? Please contact us via stay@sseseislandsresorthotel.com or call our reservation team on +256-701367970

Ssese Islands Activities, Brovad Sands Lodge

Ssese Islands Activities, Brovad Sands Lodge

An Extensive Array of Choices
Brovad Sands Lodge is Ssese island’s most complete destination resort, offering many unique recreational choices and a host of guest activities. From Ssese cultural activities to water sports, children’s programs to evening entertainment, there is something here for everyone.
Activities For All Ages At Our Ssese Island Resort Hotel
Indulge in the endless choices of activities at this lakefront Ssese Island resort hotel. Brovad Sands Lodge offers an extensive array of entertaining pursuits for the entire family. Lounge by the Lobby. Relax on the beach. Browse the onsite shop for the perfect souvenir. Enjoy a game of pool and learn island customs. Whatever your taste, this impressive Ssese Island resort provides unforgettable choices of activities for any age.

Endless area tours & activities, the Tours & Activity Desk is ready to find you the perfect adventure through the forest nature walks to visiting the BIDCO Palm oil project.
Extensive fishing and culture tours offering demonstrations to see native local crafts people and also under take fishing trips on the Lake Victoria.
Relaxing beach & Canoe rides, to lounge by and take in the tropical sun or undertake a sun-downer canoe ride.

*Independently owned and operated

Explore the tropical allure of Brovad Sands Lodge a quiet haven with an urban feel set in the midst of an unsurpassed beach locale. Book your exceptional Ssese Islands resort hotel reservations online for Our Best Rates Guaranteed.

Most popular Activities

* Boat ride – Costs ushs 50,000

* Quad Biking – Costs Ushs 60,000 per hour

* Sport fishing – Costs Ushs 150,000 per hour

* Nature walks – Costs Ushs 30,000 per person

* Visit to BIDCO palm oil plantation – Costs Ushs 150,000

* Cycling Tour around kalangala town – Costs Ushs 20,000 per person

For Bookings and Enquiries

Call : 0701 601297 or 0701 367970 or
Email: stay@sseseislandsresorthotel.com