Ssese island is located in the northwestern part of Lake victoria the world’s second largest freshwater lake shared by Kenya and Tanzania. Scientifically Ssese Island was formed in the 16th century when a tectonic shift caused an elevated basin but traditionally, the Baganda claim that the first king of Buganda KINTU whose origin is not known found the Ssese islands.
The island is a combination of 84 islands, with 2 main groups including Bugala group at the southwestern part and Koome group in the northwestern part of the island. Bugala is the largest island, but there are others like Banda Island, Bulago island, Ngamba island, Bukasa island. Bufumira island, Funye island to mention but a few. All these islands form Kalangala district.
The Bassese tribe who speak similar language for Baganda and Basoga dominates Ssese Island. Their main activity is Fishing followed by other activities like Charcoal burning, farming and tourism.