Located in the southwestern Uganda near the Rwandan border, Lake Bunyonyi is one of the stunning places in the country which provide a magnificent atmosphere for visitors. The lake offers great photographic opportunities as the sun sets in the evening. There is always beautiful sunset when the sun rays reflect in the calm evening waters of the lake. This is a great way to end your amazing Uganda safari activity day on Lake Bunyonyi.
Lake Bunyonyi is a hideout entertaining site which am sure everyone would wish to visit especially if interested in a lifetime experience on their . The word “Bunyonyi” in our local language means “birds”. It was named Bunyonyi because it is an area with many birds. Many birding lovers are fond of choosing this Lake for their Uganda birding safaris this place simply because the many birds which fly about the whole area are easily viewed.
The lake has over 200 bird species out if the 1079 bird species in Uganda. The common ones include; White tailed blue monard, African Harrier Hawk, grey crowned cranes, Herons, egrets, the cardinal woodpecker, the levillant cuckoo, slender-billed baglafetch, weavers, levillant cuckoo and many more.
Lots of birds can be seen during a boat cruise/canoe ride along the lake. Lots of water birds can be counted as well as other species on the islands. This is a place a tourist should not miss out on a Uganda birding safari.
Apart from viewing these rare bird species, tourists can take part in some other adventurous activities while at Bunyonyi including, boat rides, spot fishing, cultural walks to Batwa group of people who are so entertaining, camping safaris, bamboo guided walks among the many. This lake can be visited throughout the year however most activities are so interesting during the dry season.