Lake Bunyonyi is undoubtedly the loveliest magical lake in Uganda. Lake Bunyonyi Uganda is the deepest in the country and the second deepest in Africa after Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. Because it is home to a big number of birds, it was christened “Bunyonyi” because the word literary means “many birds’. Travelers interested in birding safaris Uganda cannot miss adding Lake Bunyonyi in their itinerary in addition to other birding destinations in Uganda.
This beautiful lake encircles over 29 islands. Each of these Islands holds a different historical story to be told. Lake Bunyonyi is surrounded by steep terraced hillsides that give it a gorgeous look. This magical place, especially with a morning, you will see mist rising off its placid waters. It has succeeded the Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria as the most frequently visited island by travelers on Uganda safaris, honey moon safaris in Uganda, Uganda birding safaris, family vacations, as well as a relaxing place for people from Uganda wildlife safaris and Uganda gorilla safaris. While there, you will enjoy the natural musical sounds from the birds around the lake. Best of all, unlike many lakes in Africa, Lake Bunyonyi is bilharzia, crocodile and hippo free. It also has crystal-clear waters that are all yours to swim in.
Bushara Island is one of the 29 Islands in Lake Bunyonyi. It is a beautiful island that is worth visiting on your Lake Bunyonyi safari Uganda. It is said Bushara Island is an interesting place because it’s the Head Quarter of the Lake Bunyonyi Development Company; a Ugandan registered NGO that supports sustainable farming in the Lake Bunyonyi area as well as raising funds for orphans and providing workshops for local women to earn through the making and selling of handcrafts. The island also has a camp that is used as one of the accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi tourists on safaris in Uganda and the money got from here helps generate revenue to support these projects.accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi
Tourists that visit the Bushara Island enjoy its dense forestry as well as activities such as swimming and renting out canoes and sail boats. It’s also an excellent place to stay for those who enjoy bird watching as it’s a natural haven for birds not least because it’s so quiet and peaceful.
Bushara Tented Camp – Uganda safari accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi
You may be worried about your Uganda safari accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi during your short Uganda safari on your Africa safari tour. Bushara Island tented is one of Bunyonyi’s best Uganda safari accommodation choices. This ultra-relaxed camp offers a wonderful selection of cottages and safari tents, all widely spaced through the eucalyptus forest. The ‘tree-house’ cottage set on stilts is wonderfully rustic and features a great balcony. All have memorable outdoor showers. With top service (breakfast delivered to your door), it’s no surprise there are many return visitors.
Bushara Island tented camp has a thatched-roof restaurant serves excellent food and has a roaring fireplace. A motorboat transfer from Rutinda is free. The island on which it lies offers free bird watching tours and a fun rope swing into the lake. It’s run by the Church of Uganda to raise funds for community development projects.
Bushara Island Tented camp is set on 16 hectares of private land offering accommodation in 8 furnished tents (with large patios, the tent and patio is covered by a papyrus thatched roof. Additionally the Kingfisher and Pita Cottages offer one and two bedroom facilities for those unsure about a night under canvas. All tents are comfortably furnished with either two single beds or two double beds and have views of the lake. Each is privately situated with is own bathing facility and all superior tents have private composting toilets adjacent. Standard tents share toilet facilities. The cottages offer private patios with expansive lake views, mosquito nets over each bed and private toilet and bathing facilities.