Lake Bunyonyi Kabale Uganda a place known as a place of small birds it’s a destination bewilderingly “Places to see before you die”
Lake Bunyonyi ought to be considered one of the natural water body, wonders of the World and to be one of the most beautiful and travel destinations.
This place deserves to be on your African – Uganda travel plan because; with its beauty and nice scenery you don’t have to miss.
This second deepest lake in Africa, Lake Bunyonyi is located in the southwestern Uganda near the Rwandan border, and one of the country’s top natural treasures. At 1,962m above sea level, the lake has moderate temperatures year round. Most tourists visit this lake to relax after their Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national Park.
Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green terraced hills that make it most magical. It’s a sight that reinvents itself every hour or two with the ever changing climate and direction of the sun. In the early morning, the islands weave through cotton candy like streams of mist and, in the afternoon, they’re bathed in the warm glow of the sun. Later, they’re silhouetted against a dim sky as evening approaches. One day the islands vanished from sight completely, hidden under a blanket of clouds, but it only took an hour to see them emerge once more.
If you don’t stay at this lake, visit for a drink or meal on the terrace to enjoy the view of this beautiful and nice place.
Apart from worshipping the scenic landscapes from a hilltop, there’s plenty to do here, including swimming, Canoe ride, Community walks and bird watching.
Lake Bunyonyi is known as one of the few lakes in Uganda free of bilharzia (a common parasite found in southern Africa), making its waters safe for swimming. It’s also free of dangerous wildlife like hippos and crocodiles. The only warning for visitors is the depth inexperienced swimmers should take caution.
The most common mode of transportation on these waters is the dugout canoe, which offers a completely different perspective of the lake. You can rent your own to explore the islands or select a guided tour.
There are many communities around this lake, take a chance to visit them and see how they live and make use of this lake as they swim, fish and with their canoe boats use it as their source of income.