Byoona Amagara Island Retreat Lake Bunyonyi – Things to do and see around Lake Bunyonyi
Byoona Amagara Island Retreat in Lake Bunyonyi is located on Lake Bunyonyi Island where you can simply be while staying in one of the Geo-domes or cottages. There are also dormitory and budget prices for you convenience. Byoona Amagara is favorite with visitors to Lake Bunyonyi and you will find out why staying here while on a Safari with us is worthwhile. Your stay here starts with a scenic boat ride in a canoe or motorboat to the island from the market village of Rutinda. Friendly staff will welcome you at dockside and you will check into your geo-dome cottage, family cottage or dormitory.
Budget Byoona Amagara Island Retreat on Lake Bunyonyi offers accommodation at budget prices. The rooms are basic; the meals are sumptuous and tasty including fresh, local crayfish. If you are looking for affordability, basic lodging, than this is the right place to stay. Byoona Amagara not only provides lodging for Safari-Goers, but makes a real and noticeable difference in the lives of the local community, especially children, a win-win situation for all.
Meals here like most other lodges around the Lake offering local delicacy and Crayfish which is not native to Africa, neither to Uganda and Lake Bunyonyi. Cray fish was brought here from Louisiana in the 1950’s and has since thrived well. Though the locals are not familiar with eating them, there is a growing interest amongst the Locals.
Sumptuous plates of tilapia, steak and continental dishes are brought to you at mealtimes, coupled with Ugandan fruits in abundance for your enjoyment anytime during your leisure time and breakfast.
The Island can be explored with a guide and you can have a visit with the people who live here. You can also do birding watching, swim in the lake and paddle from island to island with a guide.
Byoona Amagara Island Retreat will always remain a great place to relax and chill out. Lonely Planet named Lake Bunyonyi as one of the top destinations to visit in Uganda to relax and chill out.
Activities on Lake Bunyonyi Kabale.
Visit Lake Bunyonyi and enjoy a boat cruise through the amazing islands on the Lake. There are countless boats for hire on the banks of the lake ready to take you inland all day.
Community Visits and Hikes
Lounging at the amazing resorts is relaxing enough but to experience the Switzerland of Africa, a hike in the surrounding hills is exhilarating and refreshing. Trails along the terraces, banana plantations and lush green vegetation give a clear view of the 29 islands. It gives quite a great picture-perfect spot from all angles.
Bunyonyi simply means ‘many little birds’, so bird lovers visit Lake Bunyonyi for a very good reason. It is a home for over 200 bird species like the Grey-crowned cranes, Red-chested sunbirds, Flycatchers, White-tailed blue Monad, Slender-billed baglafetch, weavers, Egrets, Herons, Woodpeckers among others all over the banks of the lake. If you are a bird lover but also in dire need for a quiet getaway, Bunyonyi is the perfect place experience for this experience.
The Lake is filled with fresh waters and is Bilharzia free. There is no shore but safe structures have been put in place to allow easy deep dives into the open waters. A change from the swimming pools is just what you need on holiday and Lake Bunyoyi is open for this all time of the day. Take time to chill on the banks of the lake, sunbathe and deep dive any time of the day.
The African Market experience is something you should. Markets around Lake Bunyonyi have about anything you can think of ranging from African crafts, vegetables, shoes, clothes, and electronics. The people move around swiftly as they haggle for cheaper prices, others stand around and catch up with each other and others riding in with more merchandise to sell. A local market is a place where people come to connect and catch up with others.
This is the commonest mode of transport on Lake Bunyonyi. The locals are constantly making trips across the lake from island to island and different sides of the hills to do their personal business. To have a better feel of what it feels like to live the way they do, a canoe ride is a perfect option, giving you extra time on the lake, a chance to stop right in the middle for a little serenity and panoramic view. You can choose to be paddled or even do the paddling yourself as long as you have a guide with you.