Lake Bunyonyi


Lake Bunyonyi basin is a freshwater lake located in south-western Uganda. The lake is about 25 kilometers long, 7 kilometers wide and 35,000 feet deep putting it on top of the list as the deepest lake in East Africa.

  • Lake Bunyonyi basin is considered one of the safest in Africa because it has no hippos and crocodiles.
  • It is a home to over 205 species of birds, for example the weaver birds to grey-crowned cranes

Lake Bunyonyi


  • Boating and Canoeing; The lakes calm and clear waters are perfect for canoeing and boating. The local people make the canoes by digging into large trees so as to create a depression using axes but they use rowing sticks or motor engines for the canoes to move. Its a serene way to sink in the beautiful scenery.
  • Bird Watching; Bunyonyi is the best place to go bird watching because it is a haven to over 205 species of birds. Some of the bird species include; herons, levillant cuckoo, slender-billed baglafetch, egrets among many others. Don’t forget your binoculars!

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  • Island Hopping; Lake Bunyonyi has 29 unique charming islands and you will use a boat to tour to the islands.
  • Nature walks; You can go nature walking because the surroundings of lake Bunyonyi have the rolling hills but one can also opt hiking.
  • Local markets; A local market is a place where people come to connect and catch up with others so there are markets around which offer African crafts, and vegetables.
  • Visit of the Batwa; This is a group of people found in the forest reserve of “Echuya” in Kabale. They are known for their cultural practices.
  • Swimming and Winding down; Lake Bunyonyi’s clean and freshwater is ideal for swimming. The place is a perfect spot for resting because of its good climate and environment.
  • Sightseeing and Snapping. The landscapes around the lake are a cameraman’s dream so one can capture the colorful local culture and the waters but not forgetting the terraced hills.

Lake Bunyonyi offers a variety of nature, culture and winding down. This makes it an attractive spot for visitors seeking for diverse experiences in the pearl of Africa.

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