Lake Bunyonyi

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Lake Bunyonyi: A Gem of a Destination for Nature Lovers

Are you a nature enthusiast seeking to explore the natural beauty of Uganda? Then Lake Bunyonyi is a must-visit destination that should be on your travel list. As a tour company, AG Safaris recommends this stunning location for those seeking a unique, off-the-beaten-path experience that combines stunning scenery, cultural experiences, and outdoor activities.

Location and Overview

The Lake is located in the southwestern part of Uganda, close to the border with Rwanda. The lake is about 25 km long and seven km wide, with a depth of up to 44 meters, making it the second-deepest lake in Africa. The lake’s name means “Place of many little birds” in the local language, and it is home to a wide range of bird species, including herons, eagles, and kingfishers. Lake Bunyonyi is also known for its 29 small islands, which are steeped in local folklore and history.

Accommodation on Lake Bunyonyi

AG Safaris offers several accommodation options around Lake Bunyonyi, from luxury lodges to budget-friendly campsites. All accommodations offer beautiful views of the lake and the surrounding hills. Our team will help you select the right accommodation option based on your needs and budget. see Lodges on Lake Bunyonyi


Lake Bunyonyi is an excellent destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Here are some of the activities you can enjoy during your visit:

  1. Canoeing and Kayaking: Paddle through the lake’s crystal-clear waters and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding hills and islands. Our experienced guides will take you to the best spots and share stories about the lake’s history and folklore.
  2. Hiking and Trekking: The hills around the Lake offer fantastic hiking and trekking opportunities, with trails that offer stunning views of the lake and the surrounding countryside. Our guides will take you to the best spots and help you discover hidden gems.
  3. Cultural Experiences: The area around Lake Bunyonyi is home to the Batwa and Bakiga communities, who have rich cultural traditions and practices. You can visit local villages and interact with the locals, learn about their culture, and participate in traditional dances and ceremonies.
  4. Bird Watching: Lake Bunyonyi is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 200 bird species recorded. Our guides will take you to the best spots to observe these feathered beauties and share their knowledge of local birdlife.

Why Choose AG Safaris?

At AG Safaris, we are committed to providing our clients with unique, authentic, and unforgettable experiences that exceed their expectations. We have a team of experienced guides who are passionate about the region’s natural and cultural heritage and will go above and beyond to make your visit a memorable one. We also prioritize sustainable and responsible tourism practices that support local communities and protect the environment.

Lake Bunyonyi is a hidden gem that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and outdoor activities. As a tour company, AG Safaris is committed to helping you explore this stunning destination and creating unforgettable memories. Contact us today to start planning your Lake Bunyonyi adventure!

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