Lake Bunyonyi (‘place of many little birds’) is undoubtedly the loveliest lake in Uganda. Its contorted shore encircles 29 islands, surrounded by steep terraced hillsides reminiscent of parts of Nepal.
A magical place, especially with a morning mist rising off the placid waters, it has supplanted the Ssese Islands as the place for travellers to chill out on their way through Uganda, and has a selection of gorgeously remote and bucolic places to stay on distant islands, where you’ve only the birds for company.
Best of all – unlike many lakes in East Africa – Bunyoni is bilharzia, croc and hippo free, and so its crystal-clear waters are all yours to swim in. Bliss.
Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda: all you need to know + tips on Bunyonyi Lake!
With a cup of fresh coffee, overlooking the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi, I slowly wake up. The first rays of sunlight rise above the hill and soon it becomes warm. The fog slowly rises above the water and the rice terraces turn bright green. In the distance, I see a small island. Welcome to Uganda, on the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.
In this travel guide, I will tell you everything you need to know about Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda! What the best hotels at Lake Bunyonyi are, fun activities at the lake and how to get to Lake Bunyonyi! Lake Bunyonyi is definitely one of the highlights of Uganda!
Relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi!
There are few lakes that I like as much as Lake Bunyonyi. Surrounded by endless hills and with tens of small green islands, this place has something magical! It looks like an alien destination and because of all the greenery, you don’t have the feeling of being here in Africa. It could also be Asia with its rice fields, but then the pine trees are not right. North America is also possible, but it is far too hot for that since you are just over 200 kilometres from the equator
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