Lutoboka and Bujanzi Central Forest Reserves
These are positioned in Ssese Islands surrounded by the expanse waters of Victoria Lake and are given as medium altitude moist forests. They appear as a belt stretching along the lower ridges featuring a gentle slope from the Lake Shore to the center.
The forests feature well developed forest trails and the famous one stretches from Lutoboka landing site up to where Henry Morton Stanley one of the great ancient explorers pitched his camp on his Uganda safari. It can be noted that there are thirty one (31) demarcated forest reserves that total to 7,324 ha under the management of National Forestry Authority.
The eighty four (84) Islands of Ssese are impressive to encounter though some of them are not inhabited. The area is rich in bird species and butterflies not forgetting primates in particular monkeys. The combination of the lake environment presents ideal eco-tourism encounters you can ever have on safaris in Uganda
The visiting people can engage in Boating, sailing, Fishing and sun Bathing on the shores of Lake Victoria, forest walks / hiking, primate identification, bird watching and butterfly identification.
Accommodation in Lutoboka is greatly in the hands of private developers and thus there are more established beach resorts and hotel establishments ranging from Luxury to Midrange and Budget. Among them include; the Ssese Island Beach Hotel, Mirembe Resort Hotel, Brovad Sands Lodge, Pearl Gardens Beach, Panorama Campsite among others featuring great white sand beaches that are ideal or relaxation following a forest walk.
One can access See Islands through Nakiwogo Landing site Entebbe where MV Kalangala operates daily.
It can also be accessed through Masaka’s port of Bukatata and transfer by ferry still to Kalangala. Land transportation has to be arranged from the shore to the lodge.
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