Banda Island

Banda Island

Banda Island is the pearl of the eighty-four islands of the Ssese Island Archipelago in the Northwest of Lake Victoria, Uganda

Banda Island

The island was bought in late 1990’s by Dominic Symes (aka King Dom of Banda) and it opened as a resort in 1999. Dominic died in May 2011 and ever since his friends are keeping Banda island alive in his memory.

Banda is a typical place to relax. So bring a book and chill. There is quite an interesting bird life to watch from your chair along the shore, and there is also the occasional family of otters passing by.


The most popular pastime for customers seems to be stretching out after a large meal, or soaking up some skin cancer on the sandy palm fringed beaches. However, the swimming is superbly relaxing and there is nothing nasty in the water (check out the page on Schistosomiasis/Bilharzia!). We have two beautiful BackGammon games built into our dining table. Worth trying! Also on the beach you find a net and a professional volleyball waiting for you to sweat out the huge lunch before you settle for a shandy on the beach.

Are you looking for more excitement? We can take you out on a thrilling ride in our 150 HP speedboat – and if you are sportive on water skis or knee board.

Another popular past time is jetty fishing or getting to the small island in front of the beach and enjoy a great sunset from there as well. We also offer trolling with Kato with a good chance to catch Nile Perch.

Is this all too much ‘water’ for you take a walk to the lookout hill through the rain forest where you have a splendid view of the Ssese islands or continue and visit the Fishing village on the other side of the islandBanda Island
DMS: -0° 15′ 23.90″, +32° 24′ 22.91″ – DD: -0.256639, 32.406364


Call/sms +256 772 222 777


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