Cultural activities in and around Lake Bunyonyi are important to learn about the traditions, cultures, Lifestyle, dances, food and cultural physical attractions and beliefs about communities in Africa. Cultural Experiences in Africa is one of the most interesting this to do. Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize the cultural trip of your Life time around 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.
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. 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 relaxation place, with cool breeze from the lake and with cultural activities to do around the Lake.
What are the cultural activities in and around Lake Bunyonyi?
Lake Bunyonyi has multiple cultural activities that you can do as you chill at resorts with lake views. Detailed below are the some of the activities to do around 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 at Lake Bunyonyi. You will use non-motorized boats made from wood 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.
Hiking around the Lake and communities
Lake Bunyonyi is one of the beautiful lakes in Africa, great for relaxing, best scenery and sightseeing this also makes it worth and a great place to visit. 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. Local guides will take you around
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 when you spend 5 days around Lake Bunyonyi
Zip lining across the Lake
Zip Lining is one of the interesting things to as you send 5 days around Lake Bunyonyi, it is such an adventurous activity. 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.
How to get to Lake Bunyonyi for Cultural activities.
By road: You can access Lake Bunyonyi from Kampala/Entebbe by private or public transport, which is approximately 7-8 hours. We do organize transportation in our full package, 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 enroute Lunch in Mbarara then you proceed to Lake Bunyonyi for overnight. You can as well access Lake Bunyonyi from Kigali Rwanda which is approximately 4 hours’ drive through the Uganda Katuna Boarder.
By air: You can access Lake Bunyonyi by flight from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro airstrip, or from Kajjansi airstrip and Garuga airstrip to Kayonza airstrip from where you will be transferred to the hotels at Lake Bunyonyi for your relaxation..
Where to stay around Lake Bunyonyi
Accommodations at Lake Bunyonyi range from budget, mid-range to luxury. The Budget options include Bunyonyi Overland Resort and Crater Bay Cottages, among others fares, range from 90-100 dollars a night per person. Mid-range options include Acadia Cottages and Bird nest Cottages, among others fares, range from 100-200 dollars a night per person. Then Luxury options include Bird Nest Resort and Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort, among others fares range from 200-300 dollars a night per person full board meal Plan.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris to do cultural activities around Lake Bunyonyi?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Uganda and Rwanda. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. 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 a responsible tour operator in Uganda.