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Lake Bunyonyi ( a place of many little birds) is undoubtedly the loveliest lake in Uganda. Its contorted shore encircles 29 islands, surrounded by steep terraced hillsides reminiscent of parts of Nepal. A magical place, especially with a morning mist rising off the placid waters, it has supplanted the Ssese Islands as the place for travelers to chill out on their way through Uganda, and has a selection of gorgeously remote and bucolic places to stay on distant islands. Best of all – unlike many lakes in East Africa – Bunyoni is bilharzia, crocodile and hippo free, and so its crystal-clear waters are all yours to swim in bliss.
It’s a destination bewilderingly absent on every BuzzFeed and Mashable “Places to See Before You Die” list.
Lake Bunyonyi ought to be considered one of the natural wonders of the world and, it’s joined the ranks of the most beloved travel destinations.
The most common mode of transportation on these waters is the dugout canoe, which offers a completely different perspective of the lake.
Lake Bunyonyi is popular for its green and lush terraced hills that are punctuated with a plethora of over 200 bird species. The place combines the art of water birds and some migratory birds. This makes it a perfect ideal for many bird enthusiasts. A dive into the Nyombi swamp reveals a variety of assorted birds. Apart from birdwatching, the place also present perfect. These include sports like swimming as well as boat cruising and riding. The area is also underlined by various hikes and nature walks, all of which offer more than just nature and pleasure. A sense of traditional culture is also felt during the community walks, since one can get stop overs at the Bakiga Cultural museum as well as the blacksmith sites. For more cultural adventures, one can visit the village of Bufuka for Batwa and Bakiga experiences.
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