A little raw paradise on Lake Victoria

Banda Island Resort and Campsite is a hidden accommodation located in the Ssese Islands archipelago, on Uganda’s side of Lake Victoria. Peace and tranquility are the priority of the day, but for those who are feeling adventurous, there is water skiing, wake boarding and a small Laser yacht.

Getting to Banda Island

You can get to Banda in a variety of ways depending on your desired level of adventure and budget. The best value is to take one of the local boats that depart from
Kasenyi landing site near Entebbe. A “special hire” boat from Kasenyi to Banda Island will cost around Ushs 400,000/-, which is a very good price and worth considering, definitely if you are travelling with a group. Banda Island management can guide you to the best option and price for your needs.

Banda Island Resort and Campsite

In the late 1990’s, Dominic Symes (aka King Dom of Banda) leased ten hectare of banda island. By 1999 his vision was complete and Banda Island Resort and Campsite opened for tourists. Dominic died in May 2011 and ever since his friends are keeping Banda island alive in his memory.

Banda Island leaves you relaxed and energized. With a strong focus on nature, there are loads of activities to keep you busy during your stay.`

  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Paddle boats
  • Boat trips
  • Visit the Chimp Sanctuary on Ngamba Island
  • Fishing – shore and trolling
  • Volleyball
  • Birding
  • Nature and village walk
  • Bonfire
  • Darts
  • Backgammon
  • Sjoelbak
  • Pétanque (Jeux des Boules)
  • Jenga
  • Get yourself pampered with a massage, facial or pedicure/manicure

The legacy of King Dom

Banda Island is a great budget weekend getaway where you and your friends can light a bonfire on the beach, drink cold beers and watch the stars till the sun come up.

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