3 DAY ITINERARY
Lake Bunyonyi is found in the South Western part of Uganda lying between Kisoro and Kabale and is close to the Rwandan border. It is Uganda’s deepest lake with a varying depth between 44m and 900m, a width of 7km and 25km long. With this Lake Bunyonyi is also said to be the second deepest lake in Africa lying on an altitude of about 1962meters above sea level. The name Bunyonyi means “place of many little birds”. Commonly known for its fresh waters, moderate temperatures and ever changing climate that is mostly cool in the mornings and evenings, let alone the scenery that is characterized by the flourishing green terraced hills and the breathtaking 29 Islands that are scattered transversely in the central part of the water. It is approximately a 7 and half hour drive from Kampala to Bunyonyi and around 2 hours if one is traveling from Kigali; Rwanda’s capital city. Lake Bunyonyi also appears on the Uganda’s fifty thousand shilling note. The Lake is among Uganda’s few lakes that are Bilharzia free and safe for swimming. While here there is a lot one can do and enjoy, in other words, Lake Bunyonyi is a place a tourist should not miss out on while on a Ugandan safari.
Have breakfast at your hotel in Kampala and then set off to Southwestern Uganda for the lifetime experience in Lake Bunyonyi. Along the way stop over at the equator and take enough photos and buy some souvenirs. Proceed to Mbarara town where you will have lunch before heading to Kabale. When you reach Kabale town, continue to Lake Bunyonyi the evening. Check in at the lodge OR hotel, have dinner and an overnight.
Have an early breakfast, and then visit the Abaheesi and Batwa communities, interact with them; it is surely a good time spent here. Have lunch at the resort and in the evening have a boat cruise on the lake where you will get chance to view various birds, beautiful landscape including some of the 29 islands. If you don’t go for a boat cruise you could opt for cycling around the area. Return to the lodge, have dinner and have an overnight.
Have breakfast, and have the last glance of the stunning landscape, you could also have a nature walk around the area. Then drive to Kampala stopping in Mbarara town for lunch and later continue to Kampala
There are no worries of where to stay while in Bunyonyi, this is so because there are a number of luxurious, moderate and back packers accommodation facilities that are located on the Islands or near the lake and in the neighboring towns. These lodges/hotels have special fun and exciting packages for their guests. So whether you are there on honeymoon or there on safari or even just passing by, be sure to take part and enjoy their sunset boat cruises, camping, sauna and steam baths, zip-line cable crossing, mountain biking and others
- All Meals and accommodation as specified.
- Ground transportation in a comfortable safari car.
- Applicable park entrance fees. USD 40/Entry.
- ONE assigned English-speaking driver/guide.
- Bottled water while on safari.
- Boat trip as on the itinerary. USD 30/Trip.
- Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Phone calls and bar bills.
- Personal/travel insurance.
- Driver guide’s gratuity.
- All air fare (unless requested).
- All other Services of a personal nature.
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