Lake Bunyonyi adventure visit to Uganda’s ancient tribes Batwas and Pygimies staying on Lake Bunyonyi Islands. Bird watching, Canoeing, Biking Tour and swimming are other activities carried out on Lake Bunyonyi by Katona Tour.
Lake Bunyonyi in South Western Uganda
Detailed Information about Bunyonyi in Uganda
Situated in the South Western Uganda with in the Kabale District, Lake Bunyonyi is the 2nd deepest Lake in Africa with 44m (Ft), 900m (2,952Ft). The Lake stands at 1,962 m (6,437 ft) above sea level, 25 km (15.5 mi) long and 7 km (1.35 mi) wide. The depth of the lake is expected to vary between 44 m (144 Ft.) and 900 m (2,952 ft).
Lake Bunyonyi is one of the Tourist destinations in Uganda that is visited by many Leisure Tourists who visit Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.
Tourist Attractions on Bunyonyi and Activities
Batwas/Pygimies and Bakiga
The Islands of this Lake are occupied by Bakiga and Batwa tribes that act as Tourist attractions. The Batwa people were introduced to the area following their eviction from the forests of Bwindi, Echuya and Mgahinga. The Batwa people are indigenous inhabitants of Uganda and their heritage is rich and worth exploring. Though they were evicted from their homes – forests, the Batwa still posses the last of their fading culture. Their music dance and drama will definitely mesmerise whoever attempts to incorporate them in his/ her Uganda safari tour package or draw the same into the sorrowful imagination of how their tradition is steadily fading away.
The Bakiga on the other hand are part of the Bantu group that have tilled the hills of Kigezi for centuries past. They are popularly known for their strength and unmatchable hard work when it comes to cultivation. They have rich traditions too which are worth exploring. Their energetic dance is impressive while their ancient stories on how the pregnant girls would be dumped on the Punishment Island and left to die will open you to understanding their extreme wrath.
Lake Bunyonyi Islands
Bushara Island, Kyahugye Island, Bucuranuka Island, Bwama/Nyujeera Island. These Islands accommodate the Bakiga and Pygimies
Over 200 bird species are found on this Lake and thus a good hub for Birding watching. Birding Tours on Bunyonyi can be best done from Arcadia cottages
Hiking to Arcadia is another activity that is done by Tourists on this Lake.
Canoeing on the Lake
Canoeing on traditional boats to see the Batwas and sight-seeing is adventurous on Bunyonyi. However Motor Boats and Speed Boats are also available for hire.
Biking and Cycling to Bunyonyi
Biking Tours on Bunyonyi from Kabale to the Lake is another beautiful activity you can book with Katona Tours and Travel
Accommodation on Lake Bunyonyi
Birdnest Hotel, Bunyonyi Overland, Crater Bay , Bunyonyi Safari lodge, Arcadia Cottages and Byoona Amagara.