3 Day Lake Bunyonyi Island Tour


Equator Experiment, Dugout Canoe Ride, Community Tour , Hike to the Batwa people, Relax, Optional Zip lining, Optional High Ropes Course, Optional Fishing, Optional Nature Walk


Uganda Lake Bunyonyi Island


3 Days


All Year Round



This 3 Day Visit to the Lake Bunyonyi Island gives you opportunities of exploring the Beautiful Islands with Bird watching as well as Cultural Experiences. This Lake Bunyonyi is referred to as “the place of Many Birds” as its Name Bunyonyi and is Located in the South Western part of Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale, close to the border of Rwanda. This Lake is Uganda’s deepest Lake with a varying depth between 44m and 900m, a width of 7km and 25 km long. The Lake is also believed to be the second deepest lake in Africa lying on an altitude of about 1962meters above sea level. It is among the few Bilharzia free Lakes in Uganda and safe for Swimming.

The birds found at Lake Bunyonyi Island include the white tailed blue monad, African harrier, grey crowned cranes, egrets, hawk, herons, levillant cuckoo, Rufous breathed wryneck. The weavers nesting on the island include slender-billed, large golden, yellow-backed. Lake Bunyonyi appears on the Uganda shillings note on 5,000 “lake Bunyonyi and terraces”.

The Lake is approximately a 7 Hours drive from Kampala and about 2 Hours drive from Kigali Rwanda’s Capital.


Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi Island.

Our Safari Guide will pick you up from your Hotel very early in the Morning at about 7:00am after your breakfast, we shall head to the southwestern part of Uganda through the Masaka – Mbarara Highway as we go through the tropical countryside with large swamps, Mpanga forest. We shall have a stopover at the equator for Photographs and the Equator Experiment at the stride of the north and south hemisphere!

We shall later proceed driving through the flat savanna countryside to observe the famous long horned cows. We shall later stopover in Mbarara town for lunch at the Igongo Cultural Museum. Later proceed through Kabale’s rolling hills as you enjoy the Beautiful Scenery. On arrival at the Lake Bunyonyi Relax at the lakeside Accommodation / Hotel / Camp as you enjoy the views of the Lake Bunyonyi. In the Evening you could opt to go to the Ha’Buharo Island at your request, for entertainment. Enjoy traditional dances as you warm at the camp fire. Enjoy Dinner and Overnight at:

Luxury Accommodation: Bird’s Nest Resort, Arcadia Cottages, Heritage Lodge.

Mid range Accommodation: Entusi Resort, Habuharo Island, Bunyonyi Safari Resort

Budget Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Meal plan:  Lunch, Dinner.

Estimated Journey time from Kampala: 425KM

Estimated Journey Time Taken from Kampala: 7 Hours Drive

Day 2: Explore the Lake Bunyonyi and its Islands (community tour and boat ride / Canoe ride)

After your morning breakfast, we shall visit the Batwa people who first lived in the forest and   learn about their day today lives. Later return to your Lodge / Hotel for lunch.

This afternoon enjoy a boat ride or canoeing or cycling tour. A canoe ride gives you an opportunity to view the hills and visit the islands and many more. Option to spend the afternoon on lake in a dugout canoe, bird watching and you also have the option to visit the Orugano rain forest which has different plants and animals.

Day 3: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi Island and drive back to Kampala

After your leisurely breakfast, we drive back to Kampala and transfer you to your Hotel or transfer to the Airport for your outbound flight Home.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch

The above Tour Plan is Inclusive of:

– All Accommodation and Meals as Per the Tour Plan / Itinerary
– All Ground Transport and Fuel in a 4×4 wheel drive.

– An Experienced English speaking Driver guide and all his Expenses
– Boat Ride to visit different Islands

-Community Walk

– Canoe ride to visit the Batwa and Hike

-Bottled Mineral Water while on your Safari

The above Tour Plan Excludes:

– International flight Fares and Visas
– Expenses of personal nature
– Tips & Laundry
– Alcoholic Drinks

Also Excludes Optional activities

Zipline cable crossing

– High Ropes Course



-Nature walks