Bugala Island, Central RegionUganda

Bugala Island, Central Region Uganda

Bugala Island, Central Region Uganda

Bugala Island, Central Region Uganda

Bugala Island, Central Region Uganda

Bugala Island, Central Region Uganda

Bugala Island, Central Region Uganda

Bugala Island, Central Region Uganda

Bugala Island, Central Region Uganda

Bugala Island, Central Region Uganda

Bugala Island, Central Region Uganda

Bugala Island, Central Region Uganda

Bugala Island, Central Region Uganda

DreamBreak: Bugala Island, Uganda

Bugala Island, Central RegionUganda

3 Days / 2 Nights
for Member Pricing

DreamBreak: Bugala Island, Uganda

Relax at a tropical hideaway, go on a boat trip to Virgin Island & enjoy self-guided fun (trip does not include In-destination Support).

About Your Trip

Escape the everyday with a well-deserved DreamBreak and enjoy your DreamTrips™ Membership a different way — on your own, instead of in a group! Your DreamBreak does not include an In-destination Support team member so you can create your own adventures, your way.

Your very own secluded island paradise is waiting! Bugala Island, part of the Ssese archipelago, resides in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria, one of the African Great Lakes (and the world’s largest tropical freshwater lake). Its shoreline and beyond is home to much wildlife, including hippos, Nile perch and shoebill birds.

Included in your exciting family-friendly DreamBreak is a daytrip to Virgin Island. After a short boat ride, you’ll arrive at this virtually untouched island. While there, you can relax in a hammock as the gentle lake breezes swing you or stroll around the island and watch for birds. Plus, a picnic awaits you — there’s nothing more delightful than feasting in the outdoors!

During the rest of your stay, your itinerary is entirely what you make it. Start early in the morning and end late at night — the choice is up to you! You’ll find plenty to do at your lodge, all with stunning Lake Victoria as your backdrop. Swim and sunbathe at the pool, walk along the stretch of beach and look for shells. Soothe your body and mind with a trip to the sauna. Want to venture further? Head to the Kalangala Golf Course — only 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from your lodge! Or, go on one of the exciting tours offered by the lodge. At night, enjoy a bonfire on the beach and watch the sun descend and disappear on the African horizon.

No matter what activities you choose to do, be sure to fuel up each morning and evening with a complimentary buffet breakfast and dinner.

What we love:

• Visit the central market in Kalangala for a look into the local way of life.
• Forest walks are a great for wildlife sightings such as monkeys, birds, butterflies and more.
• Located in Eastern Africa at the equator, Uganda welcomes a variety of travelers, especially nature lovers. The country offers an incredibly rich biodiversity of animals and plants, from blue monkeys and long-eared owls to the lemon grasses that grow on the savannas.
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What's Included

Your DreamBreak includes 3 days and 2 nights* in Bugala Island, Uganda, at Brovad Sands Lodge, as well as:
• Boat trip to Virgin Island on Day 2 (3-6:30 p.m.); includes a picnic and transportation. See Additional Information for details and restrictions.
• Complimentary cocktail juice or African-style black tea upon arrival.
• Round-trip ferry transfers.
• Buffet breakfast on Days 2 and 3.
• Buffet dinner on Day 1.

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click BOOK IT, then select from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.


Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Entebbe International Airport (EBB). We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.

Ferry Transfers

Round-trip ferry transfers are included from:
Nakiwogo Pier in Entebbe to Lutoboka Pier in Kalangala on May 10 at 2 p.m.*

Lutoboka Pier in Kalangala to Nakiwogo Pier in Entebbe on May 12 at 8 a.m.

Please note: Transfers from Entebbe International Airport to Nakiwogo Pier, approximately 4.5 miles (7.5 kilometers) away, are not included. Transfers from Lutoboka Pier to the lodge, approximately 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) away, are included.

*Please arrive at the Nakiwogo Pier at 1:30 p.m. for check-in. Keep your ticket until you arrive at Lutoboka Pier as you will need to present your ticket upon checkout. If you misplace your ticket, you will be required to purchase another.

This trip will close by March 26.

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Hotel Details

Brovad Sands Lodge on Bugala Island, part of the Ssese Islands, captivates with views of Lake Victoria within a landscape of lush tropical vegetation. Its peaceful setting is perfect for guests to laze on the white-sand beach or play an energetic round of volleyball. The lodge offers several activities such as guided forest walks, fishing excursions and tours to the local palm oil plantation.

Lodge features:

• 1 restaurant and 1 bar.
• Outdoor pool, sauna and steam room.
• Barbecue facilities.
• Sand volleyball court.
• Direct access to beach.
• Beach massages available (for an additional cost).
• Recreation and water activities and tours are available (for an additional cost). See Additional Information for details.
• Nearby Kalangala Golf Course.

Standard Room accommodations with:

• 1 double bed. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 2 children.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
• Bathroom amenities.
• Complimentary bottled water.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Brovad Sands Lodge – Ssese Island
Kalangala, Bugala Island, Ssese Islands, Uganda

Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.

Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Gratuities at the lodge are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.

Please note:
For safety reasons, swimming in the waters of Lake Victoria is not recommended.

Boat trip to Virgin Island:

• The boat ride to the Virgin Islands is approximately 1 hour.
• Please notify Travel Support when you book this trip if you have any dietary restrictions that may affect your participation in this activity.

Optional activities available at the lodge (at an additional cost):
• Guided forest walk (40,000 Ugandan shillings per couple; walk lasts approximately 2-3 hours)
• Boat ride (100,000 Ugandan shillings per person, per hour; maximum of 8 people per ride)
• Quad bike rental (65,000 Ugandan shillings per person, per hour)
• Bird-watching session (30,000 Ugandan shillings per person)
• Cycling (35,000 Ugandan shillings per person, per hour)
• Trip to BIDCO Oil Palm Uganda Limited (150,000 Ugandan shillings per person; maximum of 6 people per car)
• Local fishing trip (120,000 Uganda shillings per person)
• Trip to a solar plant (150,000 Uganda shillings per person)
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Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than March 26 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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