Kampala, Kalangala and Entebbe are all nestled along the
coastline of Lake Victoria, the biggest lake in Africa. Yet the common way of
travel is solely by the roads connecting the three cities. Uganda, also widely
known as the Pearl of Africa, is not going unnoticed by worldwide
travelers. However, the amount of cars
and road travelers are increasing and the highways are getting more and more
crowded and dangerous.
The Nyanza Evergreen Waterways and are pioneers in
developing a way of transport that has been overlooked up until this moment:
traveling by water. Instead of taking 3 to 4 hours to complete 90 to 110
kilometers, you can now get to your destination by boat in only 1 hour.The
transport services provide you with comfort, safety and stunning views of Lake
Victoria and the Ugandan coastline, all while avoiding the traffic jams and
craziness of the roads.
How it all Started
The event that inspired them is probably a recognizable
situation for those regularly traveling on Ugandan roads. In 2017, we set off
from Kampala for a trip to Kalangala. This is when we realized that the
available options were time consuming and inconvenient. This gave us the idea
of creating Nyanza Evergreen Waterways, which is not only faster but also more
comfortable, safer and more luxurious.
Lake Victoria is the biggest lake of Africa yet, in Uganda,
it is barely used for the transportation of passengers or cargo. This was the
moment when the idea and purpose of Nyanza Evergreen Waterways was born.
About MV Vanessa
These boats, MV Vanessa is in full compliance with all international safety standards. The vessels can accommodate up to 54 passengers on comfortable seats, with the option of catching some sun on the spacious outside deck. For passengers comfort, air conditioners, charging plugs, TV, fridges and storage space are offered on board.