Arcadia Lodges is one of the lucrative accommodation sites which can soothe your stay comfortably in Kabale located 2km from the town with beautiful views of Lake Bunyonyi and all its islands.
The Arcadia Lodges offers a wide range of services main dining area and bar, delicious meals offered at the restaurant including local plus international dishes cottages having beautifully designed rooms that are self-contained.
Panoramic view of the lake from the comfort of your deck where guests can go for hikes through the hills surrounding Lake Bunyonyi, visit the lake, and go on a boat ride or swimming in the lake.
Bird watching experience on lake Bunyonyi is one of the activities that can be done once you choose to stay at Arcadia lodge, the morning birding experience takes you to the shores of the lake around the 29 islands, sighting and listening to different melodies on the lake is indeed breathtaking and thus leaves visitors with love for more exploration.
Arcadia lodges offer visitors fabulous scenic views of different historical mountains whereby on a clear day, you get to see a number of the Virunga mountain ranges such as Mt Muhavura, Mt. Gahinga, Mt. Sabinyo, and occasionally Mt.Karisimbi in Rwanda/ Congo.
Canoe trips on the lake
Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi is as well an exciting activity that visitors to Entusi Resort & Retreat Center can undertake. Lake Bunyonyi is blessed with 29 Islands all of which can be traversed with an experienced travel guide of which Safari Vacations & Travel Services Ltd offers a range of experienced Guides who are best equipped with knowledge across the islands and upon this, all the islands can be visited daily depending on your travel itinerary.
Gorilla Trekking and Habituation experience
Bwindi gorilla trekking sectors include; Buhoma in the north, Nkuringo in the south, Ruhija in the east, and Rushaga in the south. All these sectors have quite different gorilla groups which range between 7-10 with family members ranging between 5-25. Visitors who book for gorilla trekking are allowed to spend one hour with the primates in the jungle before returning back to the park headquarters. Within the prescribed hour you get to have a close encounter with the primates at a distance of 7 meters and you are allowed to as many questions to the guide, take notes, and plenty of pictures for your diary and storytelling back home.
Gorilla habituation is a process under which gorillas are taught how to relate to human beings once they encounter them and as well researchers as will get to learn how human being are entitled to react to these primates once they encounter them in the forest without violence through a process which lasts for 2-3 years. It’s upon this process that brought about the most outlined dos and dont’s shared to clients at park headquarters before proceeding for the search for the primates in the jungle. Apparently, it’s only Uganda where you can enjoy gorilla habituation experience which is done in the southern part of the park in the Rushaga sector where two gorilla families are undergoing the habituation process; Bikingi and Bushaho. This offers visitors extra hours with the primates on the trek where you are allowed to spend four hours with the primates and able to participate in different activities with the guidance of a researcher and an armed ranger guide. Both gorilla trekking and habituation can be tailor-made on your safari though this requires prior booking of about 4-5 months before your preferred travel dates to secure your availability since their permits are highly demanded and are sold on a first come first serve basis.
Bunyonyi Islands Tour
Bunyonyi comprises 29 beautiful Islands which all offer a good atmosphere that visitors find a hospital to learn the nature and history of these islands especially the famous Punishment Island.
Batwa & Bakiga Visit
The Batwa people are commonly known as pygmies who are believed to have migrated from Ituri forest in Congo, this community of people is found in Bunyonyi, Mgahinga national park, and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. They previously occupied the Afro-montane forest as their home but however due to measures to conserve and protect the forests and the primates that inhabit the jungle they were relocated to form communities outside the park and being facilitated from there to improve their livelihood. A visit to these communities creates a lot of memories through understanding their ways of life and how they integrated into local communities of the native Bakiga. We will ensure that you get a wonderful experience as you commute to this adventure.
Arcadia Cottages Lake Bunyonyi is an approximately 5-hour drive from Kampala the capital city of Uganda.
From the capital city of Rwanda in Kigali Arcadia lodge/ Cottages in Lake Bunyonyi is an ideal stopover on the way to Bwindi National Park the home of the mountain gorillas.
We will be honored if you allow us to plan and organize your holiday/ safari tour to either of our operational countries for either gorilla trekking experience, culture, or wildlife encounter.
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