Attractions and Things to do on Lake Bunyonyi? Eco Adventure Safaris is here to help and provide you with the best adventure Ideas to do during your stay at Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is one of the coolest places located in southwestern Uganda close to the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park between two districts of Kisoro and Kabale. It is situated at 1,962 m above sea level about 25km long and 7km wide. It is known to be the second deepest lake in Africa with a recorded depth of 144ft and 2952ft. It has 29 historical islands, with each island having its unique heritage attached to it. Lake Bunyonyi is also home to a variety of bird species making it one of the great places in Uganda to watch birds. Lake Bunyonyi has, for years, attracted many visitors because of its beauty, heritage, and the Local community leaving around it.
Attractions and Things to do on Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi has 29 recorded Islands, each with unique history and heritage attached to it. Of these Islands, the main Islands are more focused on than others, which include Bushara Island, Akampene Island, commonly known as the Punishment Island, Kyahugye Island, Bwama, and Njuyeera (Sharp’s Island) and Bucuranuka Island. These islands have great history for example, the Punishment Island where in the past unmarried and young girls who got pregnant used to be seen as bringing shame to their families in parts surrounding the Lake and neighboring communities, so they were taken to a tiny island that is the Punishment Island and left to die. The lucky ones were rescued, and the unlucky died there mysteriously. Lake Bunyonyi is such a chilling and relaxing place, with cool breeze from the lake and worth your vacation
Attractions and Things to do on Lake Bunyonyi
Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
Lake Bunyonyi is one of the great places for canoeing, this is an interesting activity that you will enjoy as you on your holiday to Lake Bunyonyi with your Partner. You will use non-motorized boats to traverse the lake and visit different Islands and communities leaving on these Islands. You can do the cruise any time of the day and chill on the waters of Lake Bunyonyi, you will take photographs for this amazing adventure on your vacation.
Hiking around the Lake and Scenery
Lake Bunyonyi is one of the beautiful lakes in Africa, great for relaxing, best scenery and sightseeing. You will enjoy short hikes around the Lake for an unforgettable experience. There are guided hikes to the neighboring villages that expose you to the African Culture, you can as well have nature walks around the lake.
Batwa Pygmy Village experience
Lake Bunyonyi Islands are also home to the Batwa Pygmies and Bakiga tribes where you will have the local community encounter and how they survive on the lake. The organized groups will perform cultural dances, sing songs and recite poems, they have a rich history about their lifestyle which they will demonstrate when you Visit. Cultural experience is one of the best encounters on your holiday in Uganda.
Lake Bunyonyi is among Uganda’s best birding spots with over 200 bird species some of these are migratory birds, bird species on Lake Bunyonyi include; the grey crowned crane, the white tailed blue monard, the herons, the African Harrier Hawk, the egrets, slender-billed baglafetch, levillant cuckoo, levillant cuckoo, and the cardinal woodpeckerGray crowned crane(Uganda’s National bird), Giant Kingfisher, Giant Heron, Shoebill stork, Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, Nightjars, Marabou stork, Black headed lapwing, Back-bellied Bustard ,Swamp Fly catcher, Giant Heron, Secretary Bird among others
Zip lining across the Lake
Zip Lining is one of the interesting things to do around Lake Bunyonyi, it is such an adventurous activity to add on your adventure activities. Swing on top of the calm waters of Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest lake in Africa located in south western Uganda. High ropes are connected between trees on the opposite shores of the lake and travelers swing from one point to the other over the waters. The experience offers travelers with a fresh feeling of cold water breezes and excellent views of local communities, islands and rolling hills of Kigezi region. Pictures will surely portray an amazing experience as you take on Zip lining on Lake Bunyonyi. Attractions and Things to do on Lake Bunyonyi
Where to stay in Lake Bunyonyi
Things to do on Lake Bunyonyi, For Lake Bunyonyi hotels to stay in, you can opt to stay at Birdnest Resort Bunyonyi, Bunyonyi Rock Resort or Arcadia Cottages. You will be treated to super service for your honeymoon, as you stay in the best rooms, best room services with complimentary like Massage, SPA, and Wine. You will need to let us know in advance for this great safari. All rooms have en-suite bathroom and toilet and we highly recommend it.
How to get to Lake Bunyonyi
By road: You can access Lake Bunyonyi from Kampala/Entebbe by private transport, which is approximately 7-8 hours. We do organize transportation in our full package honeymoon safari, where we organize for you a comfortable 4×4 vehicle with Ac and enough leg room and an experienced drive guide. Our trips normally start at 7:00am and you will have stops at the Equator and en-route Lunch in Mbarara then you proceed to Lake Bunyonyi for overnight. You can as well get to Lake Bunyonyi from Kigali Rwanda which is approximately 4 hours’ drive through the Uganda Katuna Border. Attractions and Things to do on Lake Bunyonyi
By air: You can get to Lake Bunyonyi by flight from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro airstrip, or from Kajjansi airstrip to Kayonza airstrip from where you will be transferred to the hotel at Lake Bunyonyi for your adventure.
Why book your trip to Lake Bunyonyi with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris offers best trip deals to Lake Bunyonyi as well as gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about Attractions and Things to do on Lake Bunyonyi