Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi

Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi; Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest fresh water lake in Uganda and the second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyinka in Tanzania. Lake Bunyonyi also known as the Place of little birds is located in south western park of Uganda in Kabale and Kisoro districts. Lake Bunyonyi is a home of over 200 bird species and 29 islands namely Akampene island also known as the punishment island, Bwama island, Kyahugye island, Njuyeera island also known as sharp island, Bucuranuka (upside down) island, Bushara island among others.

Boat cruise is an amazing and one of the most popular activities on lake Bunyonyi that attracts big numbers of tourists and it can either be done in the morning, in the afternoon or in the evening with an experienced guide. During the boat cruise which takes about 2 to 3 hours, you will be able to explore some of the islands like the punishment island, Kyahugye island where you will be able to view animals like zebras, Uganda kobs among others. During the boat cruise, you will also be able to view different bird species, enjoy the cool breeze, stunning scenery, terraced farmlands, traditional homesteads, take beautiful pictures among others.

Cost of the boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi

Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi costs 30 USD per person for foreign non residents and 30 USD per person for foreign residents.

Best time to do the boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi

Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi
Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi

Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi can be done all year round though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June, July, august, September, December, January and February because during this time you will enjoy views of the sunset and sun dawn and clear views of the beautiful scenery.

Where to stay during your boat cruise safari

Lake Bunyonyi has a number of accommodation facilities ranging from budget, midrange and luxury where you can stay during your safari including Bunyonyi Overland Resort, Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort, Birdnest Resort, Arcadia Cottages Lake Bunyonyi, Byoona Amagara Island Retreat, Paradise Eco-hub, Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort, Bunyonyi Safaris Resort, Bushara Island Camp, Hawks Eye Lodge Bunyonyi, Bunyonyi View Resort, Heritage Lodge Habuharo, Kansiime Backpackers, Crater Bay Cottages and Camp, Nyamunyonyi Resort, Itambira Island Resort,  among others.

Other activities on lake Bunyonyi

Apart from boat cruise, Lake Bunyonyi offers other interesting activities that tourists can engage in during the safari including Swimming as lake Bunyonyi has no dangerous animals like crocodiles and hippos and also a bilharzia free lake, Mountain biking/cycling around the lake and villages, Cultural tour where you will interact with the local people in the neighboring villages, Bird watching where you will be able to view variety of bird species, Guided nature walks through the islands and around the lake, Zip lining among others.

How to get to Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi is located in south western part of Uganda and can be accessed by road transport means where you will drive from Kampala via masaka, Mbarara, Kabale and then to Lake Bunyonyi which takes about 7 to 8 hours’ drive in a safari vehicle.

Lake Bunyonyi can also be accessed from Kigali Rwanda where travellers will fly to Kigali international airport and then cross to Lake Bunyonyi via Katuna border in Kabale which takes about 3 to 4 hours’ drive.

You can as well access Lake Bunyonyi from Lake Mburo national park in Mbarara which takes about 3 hours’ drive

Travellers who want to use public means of transport, will board a bus from Kampala bus park to Kabale town and then hire a taxi to Lake Bunyonyi.

Lake Bunyonyi is an ideal place for relaxation for tourists who travel to Uganda for gorilla trekking adventure and boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi can be combined with game viewing, bird watching, guided nature walks, horseback riding, sport fishing among others in Lake Mburo national park. For more information about the boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi, you can reach out to us at Achieve Global safaris or visit our website for various safari packages.

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