Banda Island was privatized a while back. The Island however opened its doors to travellers for the first time in 1999. Banda Island is serene, quiet and appealing to all kinds of travellers. Here we provide you with the ways and means of getting to this magnificent island.
A number of options are available and are dependent on your budget. The Kasenyi option is by far the cheapest and most regular option, you will travel by means of Ssese fishing canoe from the Kasenyi landing site. You should hire a taxi from Kampala at around 4 o’clock in the afternoon the taxi ride will cost you 3,500 Ugandan Shillings. After having arrived in Kasenyi, walk towards the water where on your right hand side you will see a Banda sign over the Kasenyi Takeaway. Get to the takeaway and insist on boarding the boat going to Banda Island. There is also a campsite and budget lodge on the island for those who like to disconnect for a while from the real world and pretend to be Robinson Crusoe for a few days