Masaka is a surprisingly happening town found in the Central Region of Uganda.
Its population of just over 74,000 is spread out over the surrounding hillsides so the town centre is relatively small and easy to explore.
Though it was largely destroyed during the Uganda-Tanzania war of 1979 and the civil war ending in 1986, the town shows no sign of these past struggles and has been peaceful, friendly, and growing ever since.
Masaka sits at 1,200 meters so the climate is tropical but with relatively low humidity considering lies a short distance north of the equator.
The tropical climate creates a lush & colourful landscape with green hillsides, flowering fruit trees, banana plantations, and abundant birds.
There are plenty of activities in and around Masaka that we will be happy to discuss with you. We can give you advice on the most appropriate transportation for each destination.
A bio-diverse wetland that is ideal for spotting birds such as the Crested Crane, Ibis, Sunbird, Egret, and Marabou Stork. We can arrange a professional bird guide to accompany you. A five minute drive or a forty minute walk through local villages from the Villa.
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo makes a perfect day-trip to see the wildlife of Uganda. It is part of a 50-km wetland system made up of 14 small lakes. The Park offers many activities such as game drives over the open grasslands and hills, a boat ride on the lake, sport fishing, mountain biking, nature walks, and horseback riding.
Weaverbird Art Community
A community art center just outside the small, beautiful village of Nydegeya. The organization uses art to empower the community; the center has a sculpture park and hosts art events throughout the year. A fifteen minute drive (7 km, 4 miles) from the Villa.
The lake is home to a wide variety of Uganda’s bird species and is a pleasant location to hike or enjoy an afternoon at the shore. A forty minute drive (20 km, 12 miles) from the Villa.
If you’re looking for a place to slow it right down, Ssese’s lush archipelago of 84 islands along Lake Victoria’s northwestern shore boasts some stunning white-sand beaches.A 1-hour drive (39 km, 24 miles) to Bukatata on the shore of Lake Victoria, then a 30-minute ferry to the island.
Clubbing in Ambiance
A local club for dancing and enjoying the Ugandan nightlife. A ten minute walk from the Villa.
Of course, Ambiance can be just the start of you experiencing the local nightlife! Ask our staff for other nice bars (like the Vintage) and many more!