A Safari To Lake Bunyonyi In Uganda : Lake Bunyonyi is a spectacular water body, which is located in the Southwestern region of Uganda, and it is situated between two districts such as; Kabale district and Kisoro district. This lake is famously known as the deepest lake in the country with its depth ranging from 44 to 900 meters and having a width of about 7 kilometers while extending up to 25 kilometers long. More so, Lake Bunyonyi is ranked as the second deepest lakes in whole world because it straddles at an altitude of about 1962 meters above the sea level after Lake Tanganyika, which is found in Tanzania.

A Safari To Lake Bunyonyi In Uganda

Lake Bunyonyi is among the commonly visited fresh water bodies in the country, which is also referred to as “the place of many little birds”, and touring around this lake blesses tourists to capture classic views of breathtaking sceneries that comprise of terraced hills and many others features. More so, there are over 29 magical islands that are confined within this lake and they are considered to be among the top tourist attractions.

What to do while touring around Lake Bunyonyi.

Bird Watching.

Lake Bunyonyi is seen as  perfect birding destination to travel most especially while on a birding safari in Uganda because it is a home to over 200 bird species therefore, a birding tour around this waterbody will get tourists chances to spot out bird species such as; pied kingfisher, cinnamon chested bee eater, bronzy sun bird, pied wagtail, grey shrike, grey crowned crested crane, black heron, hadada ibis, swamp fly catcher, great cormorant, fan-tailed widow bird, streaky seed eater, speckled mouse bird, egrets, levellant cuckoo among others.

Canoeing/ boat rides.

Boat rides is one of the most loveliest water spots that tourists should never miss out while in Lake Bunyonyi because it always grants you chances to take you to the Lakes islands such as; the punishment island where you get to learn more about its history. More so, while on these launch trips tourists always get to sight over distinct bird species. However, individuals should note that the boast rides are carried out in different sessions such as; in the morning, afternoon and evening therefore, giving those chances to choose what time they prefer.

A Safari To Lake Bunyonyi In Uganda
Canoeing On Lake Bunyonyi


Tourists who have good swimming skills can opt to go for swimming while on their safari due to the fact that Lake Bunyonyi is known to be free from Bilharzia which makes it a good spot for swimming activities. more so, there are no species like  crocodiles, hippos among others however, individuals are always advised to be careful not to go so deep while they swim not forgetting that this lake is one of the deepest lakes in Africa therefore, it may be dangerous.

Community visits/ Culture Encounters.

During their free time, tourists can opt to go for community visits which involves them to walk through numerous settlements where they get chances to interact with the local people such as; the Bakiga and the Batwa pygmy. And this gives them opportunities to learn about their history through paying attention to the story telling moments, customs and traditions, daily lifestyles, how they speak, prepare the local meals and many others.

Guided Nature Walks.

Lake Bunyonyi is one of the best areas where tourists can choose to embark onto guided nature walks, which always involves people to walk through the highlands of Kigezi on foot and many others.

Accommodation Facilities in Lake Bunyonyi.

There are so many accommodation facilities in Lake Bunyonyi, which are always available for guests. In addition, these lodging facilities are always ranged differently; such as; from budget, mid-range to luxury which enables guests to choose where to stay according to their preferences and where it matches with their budget. In addition, some of these accommodation facilities include; Lake Bunyonyi resort, Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi, Bunyonyi safari resort, Lake Bunyonyi Eco resort, Lake Bunyonyi Overland resort which is ranged as a mid-range, Bushara island camp, Byoona Amagara island retreat that is situated on Itambira Island and many others.

Contact our trusted tour operators for more information and inquiries about a safari in Lake Bunyonyi and then book with our tours and travel companies such as; Achieve Global Safaris who offer the best tour packages while on your safari in Uganda.

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