Lake Mutanda is one of the outstanding lakes in Uganda found in south western part of the country in Kisoro district with best views of Virunga ranges sited on an altitude of 1800 meters ASL. The lake is renowned for its fresh water and thus many visitors have incorporated it on their travel itinerary due to its uniqueness. It has a magical, scenic gentle breezes, cool, yet sunny climate, activities in abundance.
There’s a lot of activities that can be done along Lake Mutanda which include fishing, swimming, birding, boat canoe among others especially when you’re accommodated in Kisoro Town. Lake Mutanda has an added scenery view of Virunga Volcanoes and it’s upon this lake that you can opt a canoe and visit different Islands around the lake.
In the morning hours the valleys below are often boiling with fog and mist making forth impressions that last a life time when one comes from the higher up only to witness such spectacles of nature in the early hours after sunrise.
There other optional activities that can be done alongside lake Mutanda which include mountain Hiking to Mount Sabinyo (THE OLD MANS TEETH) The trail takes you up a ridge along the Eastern side of peak and hike up to peak 3 which is steep with several ladders and much scrambling. You are sure to get your hands dirty. On top of peak 3 (3669 meter) you will be in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo at the same time and Mount Muhabura (4127 meter) a peak which provides some of the best views in Uganda. On a clear day one can see all the other Virunga volcanoes, Lake Edward in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi and the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains. If you book with safari vacations & travel services, we can book and handle all the ground services for you.
We can as well plan for gorilla trekking experience from Lake Mutanda in Kisoro to tracking points of Mgahinga national Park and Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. This is one of the most exiting activity that any visitor would like to enjoy by meeting the wild primates and have an eye to eye encounter to the giant Apes in the forest.
Amidst gorilla trekking in Bwindi, Mgahinga national park also offers another outstanding experience apart from gorilla trekking to Golden Monkey trekking the activity wish is shared by Rwanda. Therefore you can opt to track mountain gorillas and as well enjoy Golden monkey trekking from Lake Mutanda which gives you tranquility of amazing scenery and moments to relax and draw story telling upon your safari.
Unwind the beauty of Lake Mutanda by taking a community walk to the Batwa pygmy society as the take you through their survival trails in the jungle and how they have managed to live in the forest along with the animals over the decades. Originally they were hunters and fruit gatherers who lived in the canopies of large trees and caves in the forest. Meet these people as they take you through their life and as well support their programs directly. Safari Vacations and Travel services organizes safaris to Lake Mutanda Kisoro Uganda.