3 Days Trip To Lake Bunyonyi Safari


Lake Bunyonyi is located in the south-western Uganda and it in the district of Kabale and Kisoro. Lake Bunyonyi means place of many little birds and the lake is believed to be the deepest lake in Uganda and the second deepest in Africa at about 3000 feet deep and it has got 29 islands surrounding it. Lake Bunyonyi has got fresh waters which are bilharzia free and crocodiles and you are free to swim from its waters.  This trip takes you to one of the best and most magnificent naturally beautiful crater lakes in Uganda. Then for tourists who wish to merge their trips, it is very okay and possible or you merge you trip to Lake Bunyonyi with any other parks such as Lake Mburo National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Binds Impenetrable National Park and even up to Rwanda if you so wish to.


  • Day 1: Transfer to lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 2: Explore lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 3: Departure back to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to lake Bunyonyi

Our company guide/driver shall pick you from the hotel or Entebbe international airport for transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Drive through countryside to Equator where you will take photos and have refreshment. Proceed to Mbarara town where you will have lunch at tourist restaurant. After lunch continue with the journey t Lake Bunyonyi, arriving late in the afternoon. Check-in at the lodge, relax as you wait for dinner and overnight stay.

Driving time; 7 hours

Accommodation options

  • Arcadia cottages
  • Lake Bunyonyi overland Resort.

Day 2: Explore Lake Bunyonyi

Waking up in African Switzerland, have morning breakfast and then set off for nature walk around nearby villages. Village guide shall lead you into the hike as you meet different local people doing their daily activities. Enjoy some good moments with them and later return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, head for boat ride/canoe where you will visit the some of the islands in lake Bunyonyi. Akampeine Island well known as Punishment Island where pregnant unmarried girls were dumped to die because they got pregnant before marriage. You will Kyahugye island and this island has got some wildlife like zebras, waterbucks, impalas and Uganda kobs. Then proceed to Bwama and Njuyeera Island where missionary Dr.Leonard sharp founded a leper colony. Later you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Departure

 Take breakfast at leisure and check-out of the lodge. Drive to Mbarara town for lunch and proceed to Kampala. Drop off either at the hotel or Entebbe international airport.

End of 3 days Lake Bunyonyi safari.


  • Canoring
  • Nature walks
  • Swimming
  • Birding
  • Community visits
  • Island hopping
  • Sight seeing
  • Cave exploration
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