June 22, 2024

What Makes Lake Bunyonyi a Unique Attraction

Lake Bunyonyi- a delightful beauty found in Southwestern Uganda is said to be the second deepest lake in Africa. At about 1,920m above sea level, the temperatures around the lake are moderate throughout the year making a great place to visit. The scenic and mystical beauty of the 29 islands spread out on the lake in different sizes and shapes along with the green-terraced farms surrounding it give it an out of ‘the Lord of the Rings’ movie feel.
The islands all have a name and a legend to their name with Akampene having the most notorious story all-unmarried pregnant girls were exiled on this island and left to starve or drown while trying to swim off Akampene island. You can other interesting stories about the islands while on a visit from the locals who have great attachment to the lake.
It being one of the few lakes that are Bilharzia free in Uganda, Swimming can be enjoyed here. Visitors don’t also need to worry about dangerous animals since the lake is devoid of crocs and hippos. However, since the lake is quite deep, inexperienced visitors should take care while swimming.
Lake Bunyonyi which is translated as ‘Place of little birds’ in English  is one of the best places that one can view various bird species in Uganda. Going by its name, the place has a record number of over 250 bird species that twitters can enjoy at leisure while even relaxing at the balcony of their lodges.
Canoeing on the lake is quite an experience that can offer you the opportunity of getting up close to the different islands as well as take beautiful photos of the terraced farms. You can rent one along with a guide.
Visitors to the lake are usually those who are coming from gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park or in Rwanda, chimp tracking in Kibale national park or from a safari in Queen Elizabeth national park and need to unwind in a serene and beautiful place which Lake Bunyonyi is blessed with. If you happen to be in the area don’t hesitate to visit this amazing natural attraction or you can plan a tour Lake Bunyonyi with us by sending an email to booking@tristarafricaskimmersafaris.com or call us now on +256-758540071