Book your festive season trip to Uganda’s magical destination

With the festive season countdown starting, now is the perfect time to book a holiday to Ssese Islands, one of Uganda’s most enchanting destinations.

The New Year’s Ssese Islands Escape – organised by Ugandan Explorer and Mutanda Gorilla Tours – is a trip that is designed to let you feel the festive spirit as music, barbeques, fireworks and several other outdoorsy activities fill the picturesque Victoria Forest Resort on the Ssese Islands.

From December 31, 2019 to January 2, 2020, holiday-makers will be enchanted by the wonderland that is Bugala Island – the biggest and most famous of the 84 islands that make up the magical Ssese archipelago.

Tucked away on the edges of Bugala Island’s lush Lutoboka Forest Reserve, Victoria Forest Resort is offering a giveaway getaway: two nights at only Shs400,000, including accommodation, all meals (breakfast, lunch and supper), entertainment, fireworks, a tour of Bugala Island and several other outdoor activities.

With its long stretch of sand, large palm tree-dotted garden, swimming pool, exquisite cottages, yummy food, free WiFi and staff of outstanding friendliness, the Victoria Forest Resort is unrivalled in its atmosphere and tradition.

As we dive into 2020 (New Year’s Eve), holiday-makers will be treated to a scintillating two-year beach party, which will feature lots of music, barbeques, fireworks and all clans of foods and drinks.

Day Two – January 1, 2020 – will be a bit laidback, allowing visitors to soak up Victoria Forest Resort’s charm whilst enjoying stunning views of the blue waters of Lake Victoria as they crash into the shoreline.

There are several activities travellers will indulge in while at Victoria Forest Resort, including quad biking, bird watching, nature walks, sport fishing, board games, swimming, sunbathing, beach volleyball/football, as well as a visit to the nearby crocodile-infested Virgin Island, among others.

Nature and history buffs have the option of wandering through the lush Lutoboka Forest Reserve to check out John Speke’s dilapidated house – the famed European explorer’s base during his travels and travails in the region as he sought to solve the biggest geographical enigma of the 19th Century: the source of the Nile, the world’s longest river.

Check out the detailed itineraries below and book your seat by depositing at least 30% of the total fee (refundable in case you wish to cancel)…

Ssese Islands (2 nights 3 days, from Sh400,000)

⦁ Quad biking
⦁ Bird watching
⦁ Nature walks
⦁ Sport fishing
⦁ Board games
⦁ Swimming
⦁ Sunbathing
⦁ Beach volleyball/football
⦁ Boat cruise

Victoria Forest Resort


Ugandan Explorer

2nd Floor, Conrad House

Plot 40, Jinja Road, Kampala, opposite Shell Petrol Station

Tel: +256 787 613 284/+256 708 787 625




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