13th Edition | 20th – 23rd August 2020 | Lunkulu Island | Mukono

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How to get to Lunkulu

By own car

If coming by own car you are requested to travel through Nkokonjeru to join for the official festival parking area at Namaziina landing site from where you can cross to Lunkulu Island by footbridge. For directions see the route map. 

Note that vehicles cannot access the island.

By private transport

Various private transport options (from the airport as well as Kampala) are available. You can cross to Lunkulu Island by boat from Kibanga port and landing site (drop off/KissAndDrive only)) or by foot bridge from Namaziina landing site.

Note that all drop offs and pick ups at Kibanga Port and landing site will be allowed till 7 pm. NO BOATS WILL BE ALLOWED TO LAND OR TAKE OFF to Lunkulu after 7pm.

CompanyMode of TransportContacts
UberCar / VehicleDownload app
Safe Boda BodaMotorcycleDownload app
TaxifyCar / Vehicle / MotorcycleDownload app
+256 712 489 222
+256 702 489 222
+256 773 259 277
Kampala TaxiCar / VehicleWebsite
+256 779 445 464
+256 206 666 888
Friendship TaxiCar / VehicleWebsite
+256 200 966 666
+256 700 985 511
+256 779 445 464
RoundbobPrivate Hire / VehicleWebsite

By public transport

Public transport from the Old Taxi park in Kampala using a matatu will cost 5,000/= UGX to Kisoga town on Katosi road. From there one can use a boda boda ranging from between 3,000/= to 5,000/= UGX to Kibanga port from where you can cross with a boat to Lunkulu Island.

From Mukono, you can take a matatu for 3,000/= UGX at the Mukono park located in Mukono town near Collin Hotel to get to Kisoga town on Katosi road. From there you can use a boda boda ranging from between 3,000/= to 5,000/= UGX to Kibanga port where you can cross with a boat to Lunkulu Island.

NOTE for visitors from outside Uganda:

All visitors from outside Uganda require a Visa and Yellow Fever Card to enter Uganda.


The nearest airport is Entebbe International airport which is directly served by a range of airlines.  Airport transfers are available and can be booked through Round Bob.


There are various bus companies connecting to Uganda from across the region (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda etc.). A special festival tour package for visitors from Kenya is arranged in partnership with Picnic Entity – click here!

JustaHub team along with Afrika ARTS Kollective and Kongoloko travelling to Lunkulu island in Lake Victoria, where we will be collaborating together creating an interactive art trail and an immersive audio/visual stage for 2018 Bayimba International Festival.