On Saturday 25th of August the Bloodbrothers will rock Banda Island. Don’t miss it! Again together with the Kokonuts and the Opipinos, but now with barbecue on the beach, more people, more drinks and more fun! The weekend is a camping trip..Tent rentals (including mattress) will be offered at a good price.
Transport will be with the EarthWise Ferry from Port Bell, with only a short transfer by Ssese canoe to Banda. Snacks and food from barbecue and sigiri will be available from the ‘Kabalagala’ style food court on the beach.
Tickets are going on on sale from the following points:
- The Hub in Kamwokya (http://thehubkampala.com/)
- Cafe Kawa in Muyenga on Tank Hill Road (http://www.facebook.com/CafeKawa)
- Fas Fas in Bugoloobi (http://www.facebook.com/FasFasKampala)
- MishMash in Kololo (http://www.mishmashuganda.com/
The ferry leaves on Saturday 25th of August at 8:00 am sharp, and I mean SHARP, from Port Bell. To reach the ferry, pass Luzira and continue towards the lake. The road at the end bends a bit to the right and then you stop in front of a very impressive gate with even more impressive soldiers. No worries, it is the customs area, so well secured. Just tell them you come for EarthWise ferries, pass the gate (after the necessary security checks) and park your car.
After a nice trip of 3.5 hours (especially leaving Murchison bay and passing Entebbe is fantastic) we will pick you up from the ferry in Ssese canoes and you will be on Banda around lunchtime where the barbecues and sigiris will already be flaming.
Ticket for 2 nights- 200,000/=UGX
We leave on Friday morning at yawn am (7:00) – don’t be late! – with the Port Bell Ferry for a very nice trip along the Ssese islands and we will be picked up from Bufumira by the Banda Canoes. See above for details on how to get to the ferry. Lunch and dinner on Friday is included in the ticket price so expect some real good food!
You can also choose to come on Saturday, stay a day longer and take the ferry back to Port Bell on Monday. When you buy the ticket you have to tell us your choice for Fri-Sun or Sat-Mon so we can book the ferry tickets.
Return on Sunday
Both tickets include breakfast on Sunday morning (served between 8:00 – 10:00). From around 11:00 we will have the sigiris running again for a last snack before we board the ferry back to Kampala at around 13:30.
Tickets without transport
We also offer tickets excluding transport, if you have your own boat, you choose to take public transport from Kasenyi, you come by car via Buggala, or you want to use a special hire from, say, Entebbe. The ticket prices are then:
- 1 night: 70,000
- 2 nights 130,000
What to bring
- A tent with bedding
- A torch (you would not be the first we find lost in the rainforest the next morning)
- A mat/cushion to sit on the beach
- Don’t forget your ticket!