All Lake Bunyonyi




Serpentine Lake Bunyonyi, as it’s name suggests, comprises a flooded river valley that extends northwards for 25km, following the steep contours of the hills separating Kabale from Kisoro, but is nowhere more than 5km wide. The lake formed about 8,000 years ago when a lava flow blocked off the Ndego River at present-day Muko to create a natural dam.

Over the last couple of decades, Bunyonyi has come to supersede Lake Victoria’s Ssese Islands as Uganda’s most popular waterfront chill-out venue. In part this is because Bunyonyi is more accessible than the islands, and is easily visited in tandem with the gorilla-tracking trailheads of Bwindi and the Virungas.


Lake Bunyonyi is a great place to chill out, but it also caters well to more active travellers, with canoes, kayaks and mountain bikes available for hire, and enough potential excursions to keep you busy for days.

For general info on Lake Bunyoni, click here.

For accommodation available in Lake Bunyoni see the list below, or if you prefer you can jump straight to the Lake Bunyoni Accommodation Dropbox folder, which contains all the individual resource folders for all accommodation in Lake Bunyoni.

Lake Bunyoni offers the following types of experiences. For other locations in Uganda offering these experiences, please click on the relevant buttons below.

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