Bunyonyi Overland Resort is located in Kabale western Uganda, about 1.7km from Kabale market,its also about 3.1 kms from the Uwa offices so it is easily accessible if you opt to trek gorillas. The hotel is very comfortable with warm Ugandan service and local and intercontinental cuisines and following the standard operating procedures of the health ministry regarding covid-19.
Kabale Town Is located in southwestern Uganda,it is about 337 kilometres from Kampala and about 7 hours by road from Kampala.it is an independent town with banks, schools, university, a hospital and so much more.
Bunyonyi Overland Resort Lake Bunyonyi has about 10 safari tents with their own terrace and great views of Lake bunyonyi,12 self contained cottages,family cottages not forgetting campsites. which you can choose from for your stay during your gorilla trek, the lodge has free wifi, a garden and terrace for you to relax during your stay here.They have rooming basing on your preference,Double ,single,twin,family rooms too.
How to access Bunyonyi Overland Resort
You can access Bunyonyi Overland Resort from Kampala/Entebbe by private and public transport which is approximately 8-9 hours, for public transport you will need to board buses which costs approximately USD12 per seat that go to Kabale, Miko and Kisoro towns then from here you can hire a motorcycle (Boda bodas) or special taxi to take you to the lodge which costs around USD30 Or arlternatively You can access the guest house by flight from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro airstrip from here your driver guide will be waiting for you and you will be transferred to the lodge, the hotel can as well organize for you the transfer, we do advice you always book your transfer from Kisoro Airstrip to the lodge in advance so that a driver will have to wait for you at Kisoro airstrip to take you to the lodge.
You can also access Bunyonyi Overland Resort Lake Bunyonyi from Kigali, Rwanda which is 4-5 hours drive you will cross through border points of Cyanika or Katuna from Kigali to Uganda and then proceed to the lodge. From Kabale and Kisoro towns it is 1-2 hours drive each way to the lodge.
Amenities at Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Free Wi-Fi internet
Fully stocked bar
The restaurant that serves both local and intercontinental cuisine
A fire place
Activities to participate in while staying at Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Gorilla Trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Rushaga sector
During your stay at Upendo Guest house you will be able to go for gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest at either Rushaga sector or Nkuringo sector which is 15 minutes and 45 minutes drive respectively. A gorilla permits costs USD700 for non foreign residents, USD600 for foreign residents and USD70 for East African citizens per person per trek we do recommend you book your permits atleast 3-5 months in advance to avoid missing out given the fact they are sell out in advance due to high demand. Contact us here and we will help you book your permits in advance prior your trek.
Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Forest
Gorilla Habituation Experience is only done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, this experience gives you an opportunity to spend more time with mountain gorillas that is 4 hours, and you will visit the semi-habituated mountain gorilla groups to make them get used to human presence for future normal trekking. This experience is unique to the normal trekking given the fact you are only 4 in group compared to 8 for normal trekking. The gorilla habituation permit costs USD1500 per person per trek which is also recommended to be booked in advance.
Bird Watching at Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Bwindi Forest has over 400 bird species while your stay here you will have a chance to spot some birds at your room balcony, you can as well organize with the lodge for a full day birding activity.
You can take part in sport fishing on Lake bunyonyi as the lake has different fish species including tilapia, nile perch and so much more.
Batwa Cultural Experience
You will have a chance to interact with them during your stay here where you will learn about their day to day life, enjoy their local dances and art. You will as well have a chance to visit the local community schools where you can talk to the young children in class as give them scholastic materials in case you have carried some.
Golden Monkey Trekking/Habituation
Golden Monkey tracking/Habituation is done in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which is 1-2 hours drive from the lodge, a golden monkey tracking permit costs USD100 while for habituation costs USD135 per person including park entrance fees. While at Bunyonyi Overland Resort and you have enough time you can do all the above activities as per your request, it is only Gorilla tracking and gorilla habituation that is recommended you book in advance; other activities can be book later on during your stay at the lodge.
You will have time to go for a forest walk where you can as well spot various bird species, learn about the flora and Bwindi Forest.
Visit Lake Bunyonyi for dug-out canoeing and bird watching
Bunyonyi Overland Resort overlooks Lake bunyonyi so you will be able to do canoe rides and bird watching if you a interested.