Lake Bunyonyi Uganda is one of the most visited lakes by tourists on safaris Uganda especially those undertaking Uganda birding safaris, Uganda adventure safaris and Uganda gorilla trekking safaris. There are several Uganda safari packages that offer you time to visit this lake like a 13 days Uganda gorilla & Rwanda trekking wildlife safaris, 10 Days Uganda gorilla, chimps and wildlife safari, 12 Days cycling safari in Uganda Rwanda and many more.
Lake Bunyonyi is the 2nd deepest lake in Africa after Tanganyika and one of the few lakes in the world said to be Bilharzia free. This lake is also dotted with Islands and the most common ones include; the Akampene Island which is mostly known as the punishment Island, Bushara Island, Kahungye Island, Bwama and Njuyeera (sharp’s Island), and Bucuranuka (upside down Island), which are the main islands. This magical lake is surrounded by beautiful terraced hills terraced by the local Bakiga tribe living in this area offering beautiful scenery. This same lake is also home to many otters, the crayfish and its bird paradise to many species of birds and lies between Kisoro and kabale districts that are close to the border of Rwanda.
Lake Bunyonyi is one of the most stunning places with in the country that provides a breath-taking atmosphere to the tourists or the visitors. Even though not well marketed as compared to many other tourist sites. Bunyonyi is also a known hide out that you would love to visit in order to have a life birding experience. The word “Bunyonyi” is in a local language meaning “birds” and the main reason as to why this lake was given this name is because it’s a home to a very wide range of bird species. There are many bird lovers that are loving this place because these many birds fly about the whole area and can easily be viewed. As compared to many other birding destinations within the country, Lake Bunyonyi is the most convenient place for the visitors since one gets to sit and relax on the lake shores as you view the bird species in the sky.
With the many Islands, it makes it even more convenient to stay around even for those that are homeless are fond of taking refuge on this lake and this has also increased the number of birds. All the Islands on this lake are easily accessed by a boat and some of the tourist’s love moving from one Island to another using a boat as they keep on searching for the different bird species. As part of their adventure, they get an opportunity of meeting some birds most especially the water birds as they play and move about the water surface like the white tailed blue monard, the herons, the African Harrier Hawk, the egrets, slender-billed baglafetch, levillant cuckoo, levillant cuckoo, and the cardinal woodpecker, and many more.
Apart from seeing these birds, the tourists can also take part in some other activities including the spot fishing, boat rides, cultural walks, camping, the bamboo walks that are guided trails and these have been established and are so recommended for anyone who may be looking for a long stretch, nature walks and many more.
Importance of the Wild Run
Today lake Bunyonyi is under threat due to encroachment by the people that live around it. There is increase in human activities around the lake, many people have engaged in farming and because they need land, they have dug terraces around the leading to mass wasting and soil erosion as well. Because of the increasing population, there increase in land use more so need to build more houses and other infrastructures, development of towns and many more. So Wild Run Uganda came up with conservation campaigns through runs to conserve these pristine safari destinations of Uganda.
These Wild Runs were officiated by the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities. These Wild Runs are done to create Tourism Awareness and Wildlife Conservation among the people in the community as well as the rest of the country. This has mutually continued to enhance conservation for generations.
About the Lake Bunyonyi Uganda Wild Run
The Lake Bunyonyi Wild Run of slated for 20th June 2019 will host Robert Rorich one of top South Africa Runners at home as the official runner. to run for Tourism Awareness.
There are a lot of South Africans that have been invited to visit Uganda for a Uganda safari as well as the run and the first team of South Africans is already in the Country for 25 Days of cycling from Busia to Kisoro. We have lots of Uganda tour packages tailored for travelers interested in short Uganda safaris, short Uganda gorilla safaris, short Uganda wildlife safaris, Uganda wildlife safaris, adrenaline adventure safaris in Uganda, Kampala city tours, Jinja city tours that can be done before engaging in the Lake Bunyonyi Uganda wild Run. The second team will arrive soon for their 10 days Uganda safari that includes safari activities like gorilla trekking safaris Uganda, chimpanzee trekking safaris Uganda, boat safaris, Uganda wildlife tours including game drives and many more Uganda adventure safari activities.
The next Wild Runs
Rwenzori Mountains National Park 27.07.2019
Murchison Falls National Park -31.08.2019
Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha – Kihihi – Buhoma) 21.09.2019
Mabira Forest 26.10.2019
Kigezi Wildlife Reserve – September
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