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5 Island Getaways Near Kampala

Updated: Jan 8, 2019


Victoria Forest Resort

Uganda maybe landlocked but in Kampala, we are lucky enough to have Lake Victoria located just a short drive away from the city centre.

The lake is littered with the Ssese Islands that have resorts making them quick weekend getaways for those that want to escape the city’s hustle and bustle for a fraction of the cost of leaving the country. These are our favourite island escapes from from Kampala.



1. Victoria Forest Resort



Located on Bugala Island the largest of the Ssese Islands in Kalangala, Victoria Forest Resort is a breath of fresh air. The beautiful white sand beaches and the expanse compound of the property makes it a tranquil getaway gem. Rooms and Rates How to get there

2. Lagoon Resort



Just 40 mins away from Munyonyo, this eco- lodge was built using locally sourced materials and has solar panels that power it. The cottages are spaced out among trees that are home to various species of birds. Rooms, Rates and How to get there


3. Pineapple Bay Resort



One of the of the pioneer resorts on Lake Victoria's islands, Pineapple Bay Resort on Bulago Island is the perfect family getaway. The island is accessible via boat from Munyonyo. Rooms and Rates


4. Brovad Sands Resort



Also located on Bugala Island, Brovad Sands Resort is found a beautiful property embraced by a private natural white sand beach and shaded by soaring natural vegetation and trees. Rooms and Rates How To Get There


5. Serenada Eco Resort



Serenada is an ecological resort just 35 mins away from beach house on Ggaba Road. The Resort is located in a serene village along the shores of Lake Victoria in Kyagwe, Mukono District, Uganda and offers a tropical forest environment rich in flora and various animals and species of birds.

Rooms and Rates How to Get There