Day 1: After an early breakfast we will leave Kampala City by 6:00am to avoid the city traffic congestion and head out South West of Uganda. The Drive will take us through Masaka Towns, Mbarara Town and Finally reaching Kabale Town which gets all its water supply from Lake Bunyonyi.
Introduction: Lake Bunyonyi As its serpentine shape might suggest, is essentially a flooded valley system, extending Northwards from the Rwanda border over a distance of 25kms through the contours of the steep hills that separate Kabale and Kisoro. It is thought to have formed about 8,000 yrs ago, as a result of a lava flow from one of the Virunga Mountains, which blocked off the Ndego River at the present –day Muko to create a natural dam. The lake has a total surface area of 60km sq, it lies at an altitude of of 1840m, known to be the deepest lake in Uganda and also the home of “otters & crayfish”. Also in its favor is the high altitude location which ensures a moderate climate and relatively low incidence of malaria and often becoming quite chilly at night. Bilharzia is reliably reported to be absent from the lake, as are crocodiles and hippos, which means that swimming is very safe.
Active travelers are catered for, with canoes, kayaks and mountain bikes available for hire and enough potential excursions to keep one busy for days.
Today’s Activity; Arrive and check in time for lunch. After lunch you will be taken on the boat ride to visit the several Islands of this place. Each island has its own significant history. Time allowing you can visit the pygmies tribe of this area and have a traditional dance performance and see the way of life these pygmies used to live before they were taken out of their own habitat. Later wind up the day and return to your place of accommodation, refreshments will be served, meal plans dinner and overnight at Bird’Nest Lake Bunyonyi or Arcadia Cottages Lake Bunyonyi or Overland Resort Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 2: After breakfast we will leave this part of the world and head back to Kampala with a lunch stop over at the Uganda Equator at Kayabwe. There is also a lot of African crafts on display and also you can learn more about the water experiment. Later proceed to arrive in Kampala by early evening. Check in to your selected accommodation. This will mark the end of Safari.