One place you should not miss while on a trip in Uganda is Lake Bunyonyi. The lake is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day. Check out this experience: “I did not think there would be much of interest at the lake and almost wanted to cut it out of the itinerary but it ended up being one of the most mesmerizing views I have ever seen”. If you love swimming, then Bunyonyi is your place. The lake is bilharzia, croc and hippo free, unlike many other lakes in the region. For the bird-watchers, Bunyonyi is a “place of many little birds” that should be missed only if you must.

Getting there: Road transfer or flight (if available) to nearby Kisoro Airstrip.

What to do: Bird watching, Canoeing/boat cruise, Swimming, community visits.

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