Lake Bunyonyi is located in south western Uganda in Kabale District. The lake derives its name from “Small Birds” that inhabit this place. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake in Uganda and is relatively stable through out the whole year since it has few waves. Lake Bunyonyi is one lake where you can ride a canoe to visit the twenty nine (29) island in this lake including floating islands and the punishment island where young girls who would get pregant before marriage would be dumped and left to die. Each island has history attached to it so your two hour canoe ride with some of the best guide from House of Edirisa can be truly rewarding.
There so many activities around lake Bunyonyi which include birding trips, hiking hills, nature walks and home stay where you get the true/authentic cultural experience of a true Bakiga home.
There so many Lodges around lake Bunyonyi which include Birdnest, Arcadia Cottages, Bunyonyi Eco Resort, Bunyonyi Overland, Bushara Island, Cater Bay Cottages and many other
For those interested in tracking gorillas in the Eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park-Ruhija side, Bunyonyi is one of the best place to stay. From any of the mentioned lodges, you can drive for one hour to Ruhija, track gorillas and return to enjoy activities in Bunyonyi