Believed to be the second deepest lake in Africa, Lake Bunyonyi is a body of water in south-western Uganda near the Rwandan border, and one of the country’s top natural treasures. And, at 1,962m above sea level, the lake enjoys moderate temperatures year-round, cool in both the mornings and evenings. Most visitors make it a leisure stop after gorilla trekking in nearby Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of 2,200-2,478m, but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — we could’ve admired them all day. It’s a sight that reinvents itself every hour or two with the ever-changing climate and direction of the sun. In the early morning, the islands weave through cotton candy-like streams of mist and, in the afternoon, they’re bathed in the warm glow of the sun. Later, they’re silhouetted against a dim sky as evening approaches.
The two-hour boat safari is incredible safari activities as you will meet the local guides on the Luxury MV Bunyonyi boat that will make you see the different islands on the lake including the punishment island where they used to kill the ladies that got pregnant before marriage, see beautiful birds, Local fishermen fishing for crayfish and other local fish species.
Based on how long you will spend on the lake exploring an exclusive boat safari may cost up to 200-300 USD for the entire boat for two hours and this must be booked in Advance.
It’s easy to book the boat safari, travellers can email or WhatsApp Safari vacation and travel services a local tour operator based in Kabale that specializes in arranging safaris to see gorillas, golden monkeys, and tree lions south of Queen Elizabeth national park in Ishasha.
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Lake Bunyonyi is located 9 km from Kabale town a long Kabale –Kisoro road, the drive can take between 15-20 minutes.
There are many accommodation facilities in Lake Bunyonyi but we highly recommend the Birds nest resort which has incredible views of the lake and great food. There do not forget the Arcadia Lodges too.
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