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Ssese Islands/Uganda

Introducing Ssese Islands

This is Uganda’s answer to the Mediterranean. 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.

There is nowhere to change money on any of the islands.