Many of know Uganda as a home of mountain gorillas the prime tourist attraction of the country but the country also owns the most beautiful island called Lake Bunyonyi in western Uganda. No matter what your travel interest could be, Lake Bunyonyi has something for everyone including rewarding hiking adventure, leisure ambience, bird watching, great views, swimming and much more. It may not be your place of interest during your safari in Uganda but a one day break at this Lake counts and adds more meaning to your Uganda safari tour. Those heading to Rwanda for more tour adventures, it’s a perfect place to continue your journey from Uganda. There is plenty to do from this Lake and here is our list put together based on our tour experts travel experience.
A Trip to the Magical Islands
If gorilla trekking has been your main highlight for all trips to Uganda, a day or two days at Lake Bunyonyi changes the all story becoming another fantastic Highlight for your Uganda safari tour. The paradise Islands have too much to offer including wildlife viewing, paddling, nature walks and leisure ambience. A trip to any of the islands adds a lot of meaning to any Uganda safari year round. Magical sunsets and incredible Lake Views start your day at the Lake giving you a reason to look out for much more in the day. Nights are fun with campfires at your lodge that keep you warm and happy as you get a chance to chat with all other travelers.
Hiking around the Lake
Do not miss the hiking tour around the lake that gives you a chance to view all the twenty nine islands on the lake and also mix up with locals in different life aspects. Those in their homes will say hello, children in schools will wave for you and those in their gardens will definitely make it a point to become your new friends. The people living around the lake are very friendly and welcoming that you will just have a wonderful hike all through. Why not visit the orphanage and the only island school that was once a leprosy hospital built by a European missionary and support the young generation that needs a bring future. Books, pencils, pens and much more can be appreciated by the little ones.
Boat ride on the Lake
Though it’s one of the most thought of tourist activity by many tourists, it’s an absolute must for you on a hot day especially in the afternoon hours after lunch if you have a free day on around Lake Bunyonyi islands. Catch up with spectacular views of the islands, home steads and the boat transport crew of locals. This alone and the quiet village life is an amazing experience that make your visit to Uganda to be called a holiday.
Lake Bunyonyi is another perfect place for birders and if your trip to Uganda was to see a wide number of attractive bird species, this is your place to be. Even walking around on your own freely can enable you spot various attractive bird species returning back to your lodge with memories. The best time to go bird watching is very early in the morning and evening hours when it’s cold. However, Lake Bunyonyi general weather is just perfect for bird watching all day long.
Swimming on the Lake
Swimming is another leisure thing you can do at Lake Bunyonyi and enjoy your stay as you explore the lake beauty. This can be done any time of the day provided you free and just chilling at your lodge of residence. But If you visit the lake and enjoy other fantastic tour adventures please share with us for more exceptional leisure holidays on the lake.