Hawks eye lodge Lake Bunyonyi – Nestled on Nyakabungo Hill, overlooking Africa’s second deepest and most beautiful Lake. Lake Bunyonyi is located in South Western region of Uganda. Hawk’ Eye Lodge Bunyonyi offers breathtaking views and a great dose of cool breeze enough to wow your stay. The Lodge is located on Nyakabungo Hill at an altitude of 6000ft. It offers spectacular views of Lake Bunyonyi and is ideal for families with children, foreign and local travellers, adventurers, nature lovers, groups, retreats, workshops and other events. The lodge offer 11 Executive Self Contained Tents, 3 wooded cottages and over 50 Safari Tents. The family atmosphere at the Lodge will thrill both adults and even the youngest family members. The Lodge is a good starting point for excursions, nature adventures, zip lining, birding, bike tours, boat rides, canoeing, hiking, gorilla tracking, island hopping and community visits. With a plethora of activities available and fabulous attractions to visit, staying at Hawk’s Eye is a perfect holiday choice!
Lake Bunyonyi general information. Being the second deepest lake in Africa, Lake Bunyonyi is a body of water in southwestern Uganda near the Rwandan border, and one of the country’s top natural treasures. At 1,962m above sea level, the lake enjoys moderate temperatures year round, cool in both the mornings and evenings. Most visitors make it a point to stopover after gorilla trekking in the nearby Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of 2,200-2,478m, but it’s 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water make it most magical.
The Lodge offers executive tents spacious enough to unveil unbelievable comfort. The executive and twin tents are exclusively designed, each with an en- suite bathroom, shower, desk and balcony.
For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life, bird, insect, reptile, beast of vast scale, Uganda is endowed with beauty and wild life that you will see while enjoying a comfortable and luxurious stay at the lodge.
An all -round restaurant offers an ala’ carte menu for guests to order a meal of their choice. Complimentary breakfast is served daily at the dining area. Guests may opt to order hard/soft drinks from the onsite fully stocked bar.
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.
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.