Lake Bunyonyi Top Activities

LAKE BUNYONYI TOP ACTIVITIES

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Lake Bunyonyi is situated in South-Western Uganda just approximately 7 km from Kabale Town which lies in Uganda’s most beautiful lake. Lake Bunyonyi is embroidered with 29 different islands, Lake Bunyonyi is over 25 kilometers long, and 35,000 feet deep making it the second deepest Lake in East Africa.

 

Lake Bunyonyi is surrounded by the Kigezi steep terraced hills, lush green vegetation type and conveniently located in the beautiful scenery, remote area, and in a quiet ambiance for travelers who would love to chill out. Lake Bunyonyi's top activities include.

 

 Lake Bunyonyi has countless boats for hire hence promoting boat cruise experience on the banks of the lake ready to explore the Bunyonyi islands all day. Lake Bunyonyi waters are safe for boat cruises and so travelers can move from one corner to another while enjoying the scenic views of the interlocking spurs with an experienced local guide as he/she take tell you about the 29 islands, and the tribes of people in the surrounding communities around the Lake Bunyonyi.

 

Lake Bunyonyi community visit is an amazing activity to unleash the Switzerland of Africa, a hike in these local community hills is refreshing, and exhilarating. The hiking trails along the terraces, lush green vegetation, and banana plantations give travelers an opportunity to view all the 29 islands of Lake Bunyonyi clearly. A community visit also gives you a chance to learn more about the traditions, mythical stories, history, and cultural beliefs which has been transmitted from one generation to another.

 

Bunyonyi means a Place of many small birds, for some reason. Lake Bunyonyi harbors approximately 200 different bird species which include the rift valley endemic Albertine birds, migratory birds, and forest birds, Lake Bunyonyi bird species include the grey-crowned cranes, white-tailed blue monarda, red-chested sunbirds, flycatchers, slender-billed ball fetch, herons, weavers, egrets, woodpeckers among others wondering along lake Bunyonyi banks which is a birders haven.

 

 Lake Bunyonyi is filled with fresh waters which is Bilharzia free and crocodile free, the lake has no shore but safety measures are in place to allow travelers to dive deep easily into the open waters. Travelers always take their time to relax as they chill along the lake banks sunbathing.

 

The canoe ride is the commonest transportation means on Lake Bunyonyi which most communities use to make trips across lake Bunyonyi within the 29 islands and to different parts of lake Bunyonyi for personal business purposes. Canoe ride service is always available any time of the day and evening hours for anyone who would love to enjoy the morning sunrise and the evening sunset. Other activities include Mountain biking. And ziplining among others.

 

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