Lake Bunyonyi

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Undeniably the loveliest lake in Uganda, Bunyonyi ('place of many little birds') contains 29 islands, many of which are inhabited and terraced for agriculture. Wake to school children paddling dug-out canoes through the morning mist as crested cranes fly overhead.


Activities around the Lake

Activities include swimming, walking, and bird watching as well as canoe and motorboat rides. Cultural and historical tours of nearby villages can also be arranged.

The lake stretches out for you and is navigable by canoe skippers per canoe, shuttling back and forth between the 39 islands in this lake. Children go to school by canoe, and market products are transported in this way.

Lake Bunyonyi is the perfect place for relaxation! Only the countless birds provide still warm melodic sounds on this island.


2 day Hike Lake Bunyonyi to lake Mutanda

This amazing hike/ canoe trip is passing 3 wondeful lakes in the south-west of Uganda: lake Bunyonyi, lake Mulehe and Lake Mutanda.


  • start from Lake Bunyonyi or Lake Mutanda
  • moderate hiking, motorboat & canoe
  • three lakes
  • fantastic views
  • most untouched areas
  • hike through the Valley of No Living
  • traditional healer
  • nursery school fun
  • exquisite lunch at Mutanda Lake Resort

    9am daily departures from any Lake Bunyonyi lodge or Mutanda Lake Resort.


four people: USD 150 pp
three people: USD 175 pp
two people: USD 235 pp
one person: USD 355

The price includes everything during the trek (guiding, boats, activities, tented accommodation, meals and snacks, drinks), plus a tour of the Bakiga cultural museum. It does not include transport from Kabale to Bunyonyi or back from Mutanda, nor accommodation at Bunyonyi or Mutanda.

You can do the tour either from Bunyonyi to Mutanda or the other way around.

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Lake Bunyonyi