Ssese Islands unspolit
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Great Ugandan friends met me at the airport and drove me to the Golf View Inn , Entebbe , a good reasonably priced local hotel very close to the ferry at Nakiwogo . http://www.golfview-inn.com/
I got up early the next morning and walked down to the entebbe botanical gardens before catching the 2pm sailing on the M.V. Kalangala bound for the Ssese Island of Bugala about three and a half hours away.
I was almost the only Caucasian on the ferry; it is a wonderful feeling . The Ferry was packed with local Ugandans going to Kalangala either for a weekend break , or some going back to their home villages.
Booked into the Pearl Gardens Beach Resort for 3nights . Beautiful views over Lake Victoria , within walking distance from the ferry . A perfect spot to unwind, relax , walk through the local fishing village and then uphill for about 45mins or so till you come to the main "Town "of Kalangala.
I was very fortunate and met up with a great local Ugandan guide .
Left the shore area and continued walking uphill through forested area and over small streams until we reached the hill top . There we were greeted by a group of local youngsters who had never seen a white man before, they were shy at first but Thomson told them I had come from a long way away ,to visit their Island and their Village . They asked me lots of questions about my home country , it was great fun.
Had local lunch of beans and rice before heading back down the tarmac road ,a longer but easier journey to the hotel.