Lake Bunyonyi is a wonderful gem strategically located in south western region of Uganda lying antagonistically between Kabale and Kisoro district. It is adjacent to the border of Uganda and Rwanda. It is important to note that the lake is one of the natural wonder of the World situated in the Pearl of Africa. It is famously called the second deepest lake in Africa and deepest in Uganda. Bunyonyi lake is among Uganda’s prime natural treasures dotted with 29 fascinating islands including the historical and punishment island. The lake experiences moderate temperatures throughout the year with both cool mornings and evenings.
A road trip to Lake Bunyonyi gives you an opportunity to experience a 2 hours canoe ride as you explore the scenic 29 magical islands and local communities. While here, participate in the worshiping the mesmerizing landscapes from the hill top. To make your trip extremely memorable , feel free to enjoy lot of breath taking activities in this place, namely; Zip-lining, swimming in fresh and safe waters of the lake , community guided walks, hiking, bird watching where get chance to sight many colorful bird species since lake Bunyonyi is famous home to many small birds among others.
Location of Lake Bunyonyi
Lake bunyonyi is set suitably in the Kigezi highlands between Kabale and Kisoro in the southwestern part of Uganda. You can access this place their by road. And from Kampala to it takes about six hours drive using a 4×4 safari car. Although you can as well fly to Lake bunyonyi, simply book a chartered flight with Aerolink Uganda or Eagle Air at Entebbe Airport to fly there. You can use a 4×4 wheel drive car to access the place.
The bunyonyi lake is best known for the warm tropical climate and moderate temperatures through out the year favoring the survival variety of beautiful birds. Lake Bunyonyi is graced with over 200 bird species, you get chance to see some Uganda kobs, Zebras and impalas on one of the Islands.
Attractions in Lake Bunyonyi
It is a famous place for many small colorful birds species. There are over 200 bird species recorded which makes the place one of the birders paradise. Therefore to Lake Bunyonyi offers great opportunity to sight many a variety of exciting bird species. Some of the birds here include; cardinal woodpeckers, weavers, flycatchers, white tailed blue Monardo, African harrier hawk, king fisher, grey crowned cranes among others that can be seen as they savor in the skies.
Definitely while at lake bunyonyi, you grooving on the eye catching the beautiful landscapes of Kigezi region and this the key attractions in the area. Catch glimpse the terraced hilly areas dominating the place, steep roads, the local communities where to grab an opportunity to meet and greet with the local people, learn more on how they manage their businesses they carry out along the way like selling sugarcane, fruits, Irish potatoes and bananas.
You can go biking around the lake breathtaking landscapes while experiencing the cool breezes through the villages and see a number of fascinating attractions.
Nature walks and hikes
You can visit different villages around the park on foot and experience the cool breeze of the park and also go hiking in the area around the lake,afterwards you can go for can go for canoeing on the lake for relaxation and magical adventures.
Zip lining – the involves tying ropes are connected between trees in the opposite banks of the lake, you swing over the water and even touch the calm waters of the lake and feel the breeze on your face.
Why visit Lake Bunyonyi this Season
Many travelers love to delight in a visit to this beautiful lake after the gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi. It is about 2 hours drive from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. From Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi, it takes you about 8 hours drive. You can as well access the lake from Kigali and it is about 2 -3 hours drive including the stop over points.
Accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi
- Crater Bay Cottages
- Bunyonyi Overland
- Bird nest Bunyonyi
- Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi etc.
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