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ENTEBBE & LAKE VICTORIA

Welcome to the tropical beaches of Uganda! With over 80 islands, less than 50% of which are inhabited, the archipelago in Lake Victoria offers the ultimate island hopping experience. Prefer to stay on the mainland? Entebbe is also one of Uganda’s exotic beach destinations.

LAKE VICTORIA

You really shouldn’t miss this gigantic lake when traveling through Uganda! Lake Victoria, ‘Lake Vic’ to intimates, is one of the Great African Lakes and named after Queen Victoria (like pretty much everything else in Africa). It was ‘discovered’ in 1858 by the British John Hanning Speke when he was diligently searching for The Source of the Nile (now Jinja, in Uganda). At a mere 69,484 km2, Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa, and the second-largest lake in the world. Despite its size, it is surprisingly shallow: only 81 meters at its deepest point.

THE SSESE ISLANDS

If you look at Lake Victoria from above, you can see it clearly: an archipelago of a whopping 84 islands, scattered along the Ugandan coastline. The Ssese Islands! Some of these islands are actually inhabited and can be visited by ferry. Each island has a different size and vibe, so there is something for everyone (but: on each island, an insane sunset!).

Bugala Island is the largest island in the archipelago. Here you’ll find Kalangala, the capital of the Ssese Islands, which consists of a few wooden houses with “RESTAURANT” daubed on them with paint, plus some colorful fruit stalls. The island is therefore also known as Kalangala Island and if you don’t feel like just lying on the beach every day and getting a tan but also want to see something, this is the place to be. You get here easily by ferry from the mainland, and that this is a special island you see as soon as you set foot ashore. White beaches with a stray donkey here and there, and palm trees and bright pink flowers as far as the eye can see. Clear, blue water with wooden fishing boats pulling pounds of slippery fish from their nets on the shores. The best way to explore this island is by motorcycle. Visit the cute villages and eat a delicious Ugandan meal prepared on a cookstove. Take a look at an old cave of traditional medicine men and walk through a piece of jungle where you can spot birds in all colors of the rainbow.

Looking for something a little more remote? Then relax with a coconut in your hand in a luxury private villa on Bulago Island, or head to back-to-nature Banda Island. Banda Island is a bounty island at heart. This super small private island was bought by King Dom, a Kenyan-British man and opened to visitors in 1999. If you want to get away from it all, finally read that fat pill in the shade of the palm trees and in the evening eat a fresh fish at a campfire on the beach, then this is the place to be. In this backpacker’s paradise there is not much more to do than that! If you do feel like stretching your legs, you can take a walk through the small patch of jungle – and then dine during sunset, surrounded by candles. Romantic, right?

ENTEBBE

In Entebbe (which means “chair” in the local Luganda language, because in colonial times the country was governed from Entebbe) you will find the most beautiful coastline in mainland Uganda. Entebbe is about an hour’s drive from the capital Kampala. It is green, quiet, orderly, beautiful and popular with expats who have had enough of Kampala’s hustle and bustle.

On the weekends, many Kampalans jostle for Entebbe to lie on the beach, stretch out, play volleyball or catch one of the beach parties. While enjoying a melting, sticky ice cream you can stroll through the amazing botanical garden. If you stroll through the impressive vegetation towards the lake, you’ll end up at a beautiful, hidden beach with clear blue water.

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“Tijdens een reis door Kenia en Oeganda worden de wensen van elk type reiziger in vervulling gebracht. Van uitgestrekte savannes tot groene wouden en van hoge bergketens tot diepe meren, het landschap van deze twee landen is verrassend divers. Spot de BIG 5, maak kennis met verschillende, authentieke culturen en ontdek de parelwitte stranden van Oost-Afrika”. – Charlie

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Leuk dat je interesse hebt in een reis naar Zuid-Afrika samen met je vrienden! Iedereen kan z’n hart ophalen in dit prachtige land. Legendarische zonsondergangen, hikes door ongerepte natuur, wilde kustlijnen, veel wildlife en genoeg kroegen om alle Zuid-Afrikaanse wijntjes en biertjes te proberen. Inderdaad, het avontuur druipt ervan af in Zuid-Afrika en in het bijzonder in het oosten.

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Leuk dat je interesse hebt in een reis naar Zuid-Afrika met z’n tweetjes. Iedereen kan z’n hart ophalen in dit prachtige land. Legendarische zonsondergangen, hiken in ongerepte natuur, safari in de wildparken, ruige kustlijnen en slapen onder verbluffende sterrenhemels in de bushbush. Inderdaad, de romantiek druipt ervan af in Zuid-Afrika.

DE EASTERN LOOP VOOR FAMILIE’S: ZO ZIET DIE ERUIT!

Leuk dat je interesse hebt in een reis naar Zuid-Afrika samen met de familie! Iedereen kan z’n hart ophalen in dit prachtige land. Legendarische zonsondergangen, hiken in ongerepte natuur, kampvuur verhalen vertellen, overnachten in wildparken, ruige kustlijnen en op zoek naar de Big Five! Inderdaad, het avontuur druipt ervan af in Zuid-Afrika. Een perfecte vakantiebestemming en dé plek voor een onvergetelijk trip met je zus, broer, zoon, moeder, opa, beste vriend of vriendin.

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COMBINATIEREIS KENIA & OEGANDA

“Tijdens een reis door Kenia en Oeganda worden de wensen van elk type reiziger in vervulling gebracht. Van uitgestrekte savannes tot groene wouden en van hoge bergketens tot diepe meren, het landschap van deze twee landen is verrassend divers. Spot de BIG 5, maak kennis met verschillende, authentieke culturen en ontdek de parelwitte stranden van Oost-Afrika”. – Charlie

DE EASTERN LOOP VOOR VRIENDEN: ZO ZIET DIE ERUIT!

Leuk dat je interesse hebt in een reis naar Zuid-Afrika samen met je vrienden! Iedereen kan z’n hart ophalen in dit prachtige land. Legendarische zonsondergangen, hikes door ongerepte natuur, wilde kustlijnen, veel wildlife en genoeg kroegen om alle Zuid-Afrikaanse wijntjes en biertjes te proberen. Inderdaad, het avontuur druipt ervan af in Zuid-Afrika en in het bijzonder in het oosten.

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WE ARE “ON THE GROUND” IN AFRICA

The team lives and works all over Africa and therefore has a lot of first-hand knowledge and experience.

 

WE DEVELOP OUR OWN ROUTES

Wherever Charlie and his team travel, they develop new routes and experiences together with local entrepreneurs.

EVERY TRIP IS CO-CREATION

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WE WORK IN A RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE WAY

Charlie’s Travels works together with local partners and contributes to CO2 projects to offset environmental pollution.

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