By Job Namanya
A visit on Lake Bunyonyi in South Western Uganda is one adventure any fun-loving individual must undertake.
Lake Bunyonyi which is a true jewel of Western Uganda is Africa’s second deepest lake with 29 special islands.
According to residents Lake Bunyonyi unlike some other lakes is free of diseases like bilharzia, malaria and has limited accidents since it has no crocodiles and hippos.
The name Bunyonyi means “the place of little birds”, and it definitely deserves such a name!
A trip on Lake Bunyonyi gets more interesting when you are sure of a decent accommodation while there.
Bunyonyi Overland Resort located on the shores of the lake is the answer to all your accommodation needs while on this adventure.
This wonderful place also gives you a thrilling feeling on your quest for Mountain Gorillas in the region and neighboring Rwanda.
Bunyonyi Overland Resort stands out with a super ecological set up with local materials.
How to get there:
Kabale is located about 410 kilometres south-west of Kampala. After you cross the equator you drive through Masaka and later Mbarara on a good tarmac road. There is plenty of public transport (buses and minivans) that travel this route daily in both directions.
From Kabale to Bunyonyi Overland Resort:
Go through the town centre following the main road, then take a turn left at the Y junction 0,5 km outside the town (towards Kisoro).
Some 4 kilometres later, at the top of the hill, you will see a stunning view of Lake Bunyonyi. Continue down towards the lake for 3 more kilometres following the Sign posts there.
Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort Accommodation
Accomodation at Bunyonyi Overland Resort is upon your choice. It ranges from comfortable safari tents, rooms, cottages to family cottages. For camp lovers, a self-camping option for those with their own equipment and a comfortable rent of a mobile tent’ with or without bedding arrangement in the pleasent gardens is a dream come true.
Furnished Safari Tents:
Bunyonyi Overland Resort has 10 safari tents mounted on raised platforms each with its own terrace, and wonderful views out over Lake Bunyonyi. The tent is furnished with twin beds, electric lighting, 2 directors’ chairs, a writing table and a hammock for your comfort. This accommodation uses a shared bathroom and toilet facilities. The safari tents are very popular thus be sure to book early.
Each of the cottages is located in two terraced blocks with panoramic views up the lake.
They also offer both twin bedded and double bedded occupancy options. These rooms are very suitable for those looking for a single occupancy accommodation.
The rooms are all self-contained with their own bathroom, toilet facilities. Each room has a small private terrace to relax, read your book and enjoy a sundowner drink at the end of the day.
Electric lighting and power points are provided for your comfort.
The family cottages are completely self-contained units, and fully furnished for the guest’s convenience. Satellite TV is also included in the furnishings.
Each unit has a lounge, two bedrooms and comfortably accommodates 4 persons. A fully equipped kitchen with utensils is also part of the accommodation package.
The cottages have a small terrace and lawn frontage on which enjoying a barbeque or picnic is made possible.
Bunyonyi Overland Resort rooms make up part of one terraced block. This accommodation is not self-contained where by guests utilize the same shared bathroom and toilet facilities of the campsite and safari tent guests. Electric lighting and power points are provided for the Guest’s comfort.
Rent a mobile tent:
For those on a budget traveling without the burden and bulk of their own camping equipment can consider renting a mobile tent from this place with or without bedding. All you need to do is to choose your pitch and they will set it up and furnish it for you. This is the easy camping alternative!
If guests have their own equipment, Bunyonyi Overland Resort gardens and dedicated camping area provide a serene, safe, cheap and comfortable environment for their.
Facilities at Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Bunyonyi Overland Resort based on its many years of providing tourism services for assures you of a great value for money facilities and a very professional service.
On site facilities:
- self-camping (running tap water, hot showers, flushing toilets)
- accommodation in furnished tents, rooms and cottages
- secure car parking
- great meals and snacks from our menu (try the local crayfish direct from the lake)
- fully stocked bar with cold drinks
- spacious snack bar, restaurant with a fireplace
- conference space
- craft shop
- picnic and relaxation areas
- good collection of reading material
- travel information, lululemon yoga pants
- satellite TV
- grocery with essential items
- storage or safe custody of personal effects
- transportation (car hire and taxi)
- laundry service
- first aid, emergency contacts, 24 hour security
- 24/7 internet connection
- Activities at Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort
While at the resort guests find lots of activities to keep them more than occupied. Guests can opt for activities like volleyball, badminton, indoor games, swimming, canoeing, boat-motor hire, bird watching, mountain biking, fishing, community walks among others
If simple relation is all your looking for then there is no better place to read your book or chill out than from the terrace of your choice of accommodation.
The resort works directly with local guides from within the community to escort you on village walks. You can learn about the life skills of the local population, farming activities and how community tourism is benefitting villagers directly.
The next time you think of a trip then Make Lake Bunyonyi the number one spot on your adventure choice. If so Make Bunyonyi Overland Resort your accommodation provider so as to have the best feeling nature can offer.