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Best 5 Animals In Lake Bunyonyi In Uganda

The best 5 animals in Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda are; De Brazza’s monkeys, Zebras, Impalas, Kobs and Waterbucks. Lake Bunyonyi is a beautiful lake situated in the South west of Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale districts.

The lake is famous for encompassing 29 different islands and each of them is unique in size, history and in what it possesses. For example Kyahugye island is known for game viewing and Bushara island which is known for bird watching safaris among several other islands.

Lake Bunyonyi is one of the safest fresh water lakes for humans to swim in. This is because it has no bilharzia-causing worms, hippos or crocodiles. Swimming in lake Bunyonyi should be done cautiously because its depth is instant as soon as you leave the shore. At a depth of 900 meters, it is the deepest lake in Uganda and the second deepest in Africa.

You will take part in boat cruises and canoe rides, community walks, zip lining and so many other fun activities done at the lake. Most of the animals at the lake are found on Kyahugye island and you should visit it to see them.

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Here are the best 5 animals in Lake Bunyonyi.

1. De Brazza’s monkeys in Lake Bunyonyi

De Brazza’s monkeys are unique loud fellas with grey far and black tails and limbs. They are called the presidents of Kyahugye island simply because they are so many there compared to the population of other animals.

They love eating ripe fruits from trees and they are communal by nature, you will love watching them.


2. Zebras in Lake Bunyonyi

These beautiful animals are in the horse family. You will be able to spot several zebras as they graze on the shores of the lake. Did you know that each zebra has unique stripes which are different from others. Just like our finger prints, not even twin zebras can have the same exact stripes.

Zebras are a delight to look at as they gently move about.

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3. Impalas in Lake Bunyonyi

The impalas are part of the antelope family, they are strictly herbivorous in nature and they are communal. Impalas are swift in nature and they go about their lives with caution (look out for potential danger especially predators )

They are medium in size and they feed on leaves, shrubs, stems and several grasses. Please come with your cameras to see them

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4. Kobs in Lake Bunyonyi

Kobs too are in the African antelope family and they are a common sighting around the fields of Lake Bunyonyi. They mostly feed on reeds and grass and are common prey for most predators. Their brown fur helps them to camouflage with the surroundings and their light weight enables them to run for protection purposes.


5. Waterbucks in Lake Bunyonyi

This is among the largest members of the antelope family. They are called waterbucks because they love residing in areas with water bodies like lakes, swamps and rivers.

Waterbucks are excellent swimmers, when threatened, they usually swim to the deep ends of the lake where predators cannot bother them. They are lovely animals.

Other than the best 5 animals in Lake Bunyonyi, the lake is home to several plant, bird and insect species alongside other animals.


My conclusion about the best 5 animals in Lake Bunyonyi

You can see the best 5 animals in Lake Bunyonyi alongside enjoying activities like swimming, canoe rides and many others. You will be blown away by the beauty of the lake and its surroundings.

You can plan your trip with Kubwa Five Safaris so that you truly have a thrilling adventure when you decide to visit Lake Bunyonyi in South Western Uganda.