The island is a haven to more than 50 bird species and it is also one of the two breeding sites for the rear species of the long tailed Cormorants and little Egrets in Uganda. Located in the Lake Victoria and accessible via a 20 minute boat ride from Jinja, Samuka is 12 acres of unspoiled natural beauty coupled with the beautiful birds offering peace, serenity, and tranquility. A memorable tour of Jinja should be crowned up with a boat ride to the Samuka Island via the Source of the Nile.