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Best 4 Lodges In Lake Bunyonyi In Uganda
Every single thing about this gorgeous lake will blow your mind away like it did to me and for that matter, prepare to be hooked by everything your eyes land on when you come for a tour.
Known as the deepest lake in Uganda and the second deepest in all of Africa, Lake Bunyonyi can be found in the South Western part of Uganda between Kabale and Kisoro districts, next to the border with Rwanda.
These two districts are occupied by the Pygmy people who had been displaced from Budongo forest and decided to join the Bakiga people from whom the name “Bunyonyi” was got for the lake to mean, “a place of many little birds”.
Lake Bunyonyi is the most gorgeous lake in the entire country, it is characterized by 29 unbelievable islands which are individually unique from each other. The lake is surrounded by steep rolling hills which shield the lake from strong winds hence the absence of strong wave action on the lake.
She is home to over 200 recorded bird species, several plant and animal species. Due to the absence of crocodiles, hippos and risk of contracting bilharzia, Lake Bunyonyi is among the top safest lakes in Africa.
These are the best 4 lodges in Lake Bunyonyi;
Best 4 Luxury lodges in Lake Bunyonyi
This type of accommodation is particularly for people who have the financial capacity to spend limitlessly and extravagantly on luxurious items and services which the lodge or hotel has to offer. Examples of such lodges include;
- Birdnest Resort – Lake Bunyonyi
This is a splendid luxurious hotel situated along the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. This beautiful place comes with a breath-taking full time view of the lake, free breakfast, an on-site restaurant which prepares delicious meals for the guests and an outdoor pool for you to relax in.
You will enjoy how fancy and spacious their rooms are together with a friendly staff crew which always at your service.
- Trackers Safari Lodge
It is a beautiful 5-star hotel with stylish grass thatched lodges. The mixture of wooden loges and grass combine to form high class modern looking lodges which are spotlessly clean and private enough for your comfort.
The hotel has free packing, free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, free breakfast and so many other great services for their guests. You will truly love the feeling of sleeping in the wild in utmost comfort.
- Arcadia Lodges
These cottages are strategically positioned on a raised ridge which towers over Lake Bunyonyi to give you a spectacular view of the lake. The lodges have a 25-seater motor boat to take guests for boat cruising activities while doing game viewing at the same time.
The 11 cottages are each self contained and they surround one main building where all the delicious meals are served. If you want to tour around on a motorbike, they also have four Honda quad bikes which you can ride around, they are actually ideal for the muddy ground.
- Bunyonyi Safaris Resort
Best 4 Mid-Range lodges in Lake Bunyonyi
This type of accommodation is for clients and guests who can sparingly spend on themselves. Places offering Mid-range accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi include;
- Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort
Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort has 22 rooms and 19 of of them are self contained to make sure that you do not have to share things like the toilet and bathroom with any other people while the remaining 3 rooms are not self contained.
The resort has 5 luxury rooms in a Rock Bungalow, 3 of which are upstairs while 2 are downstairs. This makes the resort ideal for people who travel in large numbers. The rooms each have a private balcony where you have the full view of Lake Bunyonyi.
You will encounter friendly staff members who will be serving you delicious food alongside other services. You will also get an opportunity to enjoy activities like boat cruising, hiking, swimming and several others.
- Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
This beautiful resort is stationed at the heart of Lake Bunyonyi on Kyahugye island which happens to be the 2nd largest of the 29 islands found on the lake. Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort offers its guests free Wi-Fi, great food, and it is an ideal place to easily access different corners of the Lake.
Be ready to enjoy mother nature at its finest.
- Bunyonyi View Resort
Bunyonyi View Resort is a calm and peaceful resort with an exceptional view of Lake Bunyonyi. The friendly staff members are available and willing to make sure that you enjoy your stay. The resort offers free parking, self contained rooms and affordable cottages and dorms to its guests.
- Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Bunyonyi Overland Resort is a simple and beautiful resort at just a 4-minute walk from Bushara Boat Launch. They offer delicious food, free parking and free Wi-Fi to their clients. There is a games room, a garden, a bar and a Barbeque station.
You are entitled to a hearty breakfast every single morning before you go about your days activities. The resort has a lovely view of Lake Bunyonyi and guests can participate in diving, swimming, canoeing and fishing activities.
Best 4 Budget lodges in Lake Bunyonyi
- Hawk’s Eye Lodge Bunyonyi
This is a simple but very nice place which offers its guests with a 24-hour front desk service. The lodge has a restaurant, a bar and a children’s playground incase you travelled with your kids. There are gardens where you can hang out and relax as you take in the spectacular view of the lake.
Be ready to enjoy free private parking and Wi-Fi alongside great buffet and breakfast.
- Byoona Amagara Island Resort
- Paradise Eco-Hub
This beautiful place is the perfect get away place for lovers of the wild and nature at large. The green surroundings filled with flowers, grass and trees will enable you to relax and destress.
- Crater Bay Cottages and Camp
Crater Bay Cottages and Camp is strategically located on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, they prepare delicious and unique meals for their guests. The quiet surrounding creates an ideal environment for resting, relaxing and chilling.
There is free parking, Free Wi-Fi and so many other great services.
My conclusion about the best 4 lodges in Lake Bunyonyi
Lake Bunyonyi has all of your accommodation needs and desires catered for. Due to advanced technology, you can now make your bookings online. Check out all the places I have told you about on different social media platforms and please make your bookings not less than a month before your visit.
For an even more fun touring experience, book your tour with Kubwa Five Safaris. They are a group of genuine and organized tours and travel personnel and they are more than willing to serve you.