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3 Days/ 2 Nights Lake Bunyonyi Safari

District of Kabale South Western Uganda

(Our 3 Days/2 Nights safari journeys to Lake Bunyonyi ("Place of many little birds") in South Western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale close to the border with Rwanda. This tour explores the beautiful Islands with great bird watching opportunities and cultural experiences not to mention the scenic nature!)


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3 Days/ 2 Nights Lake Bunyonyi Safari - Uganda

3 Days/ 2 Nights Lake Bunyonyi Safari View Rates, Discounted Prices - Book Now!

3 Days/ 2 Nights Lake Bunyonyi Safari is a holiday to Lake Bunyonyi - a scenic Crater Lake located in South Western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale near the Rwandan border and is positioned 450 Kilometers from Kampala.


Lake Bunyonyi is a drive of 7 hours from Kampala and a drive of 100 Kilometers (2 hours) from Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. The lake is believed to be the deepest lake in Africa with varying length of between 44 metres s to 900 metres.


Lake Bunyonyi surface is a fresh with 25 degrees Celsius thus bilhazia free and safe for swimming. With 29 islands in it, the lake is surrounded by terraced hillsides and is a visitation darling of many foreign and domestic tourists. About 200 bird species have been recorded at the lake area since "Bunyonyi" also means "the place of many little birds".


The bird species include the White tailed Blue Monard, grey crowned cranes, the African Harrier Hawk, Herons and egrets, the Levillant cuckoo, the Cardinal Woodpecker and the Rufous-breasted wryneck. Weavers nesting on the Island, include the large golden, slender-billed Baglafetch, as well as the yellow-backed and spectacled weavers.


There are dozens of fun and interesting activities to keep you occupied during our 3 Days/ 2 Nights Lake Bunyonyi Safari which include:

* Hiking
* Fishing

* Cycling

* Jogging & hiking
* Honeymoon holiday

* Nature/ Village walks
Canoe & motor boat rides

* Barbeque at your resident lodge
Tour some of the 29 island on the Lake Bunyonyi



3 Days/ 2 Nights Lake Bunyonyi Safari Prices

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* This tour can be combined with a visit to Lake Mburo for boat ride on the last day before returning back to Kampala

3 Days/ 2 Nights Lake Bunyonyi Safari Prices Include:

* Boat trip

* All Park entrance fees

* All government taxes/ levies

* 2 Nights Accommodation at any lodge/ Hotel of your choice

* Services of our professional English speaking safari driver guide
* Round trip transportation from Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi and back to Kampala

3 Days/ 2 Nights Lake Bunyonyi Safari Exclude:

* Visas

* Airport Transfers

* Laundry Services
* Beverages/ Drinks
* International Flights
Kampala/ Entebbe hotel fees (The Night before the Safari and the Night after the Safari)
* The safari excludes any cost of personal nature e.g. drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes etc




3 Days/ 2 Nights Lake Bunyonyi Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast at your hotel in Kampala, our safari driver guide will meet you for the start of your safari to Lake Bunyonyi via Mbarara to Kabale South Western Uganda. This will be an interesting 6-hour drive through three different types of vegetation.


The first two hours will take you through typical tropical countryside with large swamps, Mpanga Forest, and the Equator where you can make a brief stop-over and stride the northern and southern hemisphere! Thereafter, you will drive through the flat savannah country where you are likely to observe the famous long-horned Ankole cows.


We shall make a lunch stop at Mbarara before continuing through the impressive hilly country of Kabale, popularly known as "the Switzerland of Uganda", and arrive at Lake Bunyonyi, one of the deepest lakes in the world, late afternoon.


This Lake is surrounded by steep mountains and dotted with small Islands among which is Ha'Buharo Island; your destination. We shall transport you with a motor boat to Ha'Buharo Island-Heritage Lodge, a 25 minutes boat ride.


You can spend the afternoon on the lake in a dugout canoe, or bird watching and relaxing in the evening by the lakeside. In the evening Ha'Buharo Island, at your request, can entertain you with traditional dancers as you warm up over a camp fire. A good restaurant and bar, hot showers in self-contained tents, are assured at Ha'Buharo Islands' Heritage Lodge.


Overnight at Ha'Buharo Islands' Heritage Lodge or Bunyonyi Safari Resort or Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Explore Lake Bunyonyi (Community Tour and Boat Ride)

After breakfast, visit the distinctive Batwa and Abaheesi (black smiths) societies or to the Bukora Cave. Have lunch at the resort and enjoy the afternoon on a boat ride, canoeing or go for a cycling tour around the area.


You also have the option of visiting the Orugano rain Forest which has diverse plants and animals or spend some time interacting with the Batwa (pygmies) community who inhabit parts of the forest and its surrounding areas. Birders will treat themselves with well over 300 bird species recorded. Like Otters, pied kingfishers, swallows among others.


Alternative a full-day canoe trek on Bunyonyi will introduce you to the major islands and their rich history, but also to a traditional healer and a craft maker who live on a peninsula with most complete views of the 25-kilometres long lake. There will be some little energetic hiking but also great time spent in traditional dugout canoes.


Overnight at Ha'Buharo Islands' Heritage Lodge or Bunyonyi Safari Resort or Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Lake Bunyonyi Drive to Kampala

After breakfast, start your trek to Kampala stopping in Masaka Brovad Hotel for lunch. Then proceed with your journey to Kampala arriving late afternoon.


Meal Plan {Breakfast & Lunch}



Booking & Reservations for 3 Days/ 2 Nights Lake Bunyonyi Safari - Uganda

Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871
Mobile : + 254 (0) 721242711

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com






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