last weekend, together with some friends, I went to Ssese Islands, near Entebbe, and stayed there overnight; specifically on the Bugala island, which is the largest island of the archipelago.
It took quite some time to get there: Entebbe is some 3 hours away from Kampala and the ferry from Nakiwogo to Bugala takes other 3 hours.
Although long, the trip was totally worth it.
We arrived at late afternoon. After setting the accommodation up (we stayed in really big and surprisingly comfortable tents), we headed over the hill that oversees the bay and lake Victoria.
It wasn’t a long way to the top, but the sun made it more challenging (especially with all the equipment and without water). We reached Kalangala, the town on top of the hill, bought some water and food and headed back to get a better view of the approaching sunset.
By now, you must have already noticed what an amazing view we had from there.
Everyone was, understandably, impressed and the only word we could utter was wow.
We knew this was amazing, but we were also aware of the main reason why we were there: the stars.
In fact, this island is known for not having any light on after midnight and, being far from any big town on the coast, for being one of the best spots for stargazing and night photography. And trust me if I say that all that was true!
Entebbe – Bugala island, Ssese Islands