NANC58 Day 08: Gorillas (Lake Bunyonyi)

October 22, 2014
Andrew Walton
Just a happy guy who loves travelling, loves Africa and feels that travelling changes you forever.

Gorillas (Lake Bunyonyi), Uganda

Today we cross the equator one more time as we travel south to Lake Bunyonyi. A small, but beautiful lake with steep banks and abundant birdlife, Lake Bunyonyi is circled by mountains and is most famous for it’s otter population and picturesque surrounds. We take this day to unwind in this majestic destination and prepare for our gorilla trekking the following day.

Lake Bunyonyi, or ‘place of many little birds’, is situated on the Rwandan border. At 25 kilometres long and 7 kilometres wide, the Lake spreads over 61 square kilometres, whilst it’s depth is said to deviate between 44 and 900 metres. It is one of the rare lakes in the area that is bilharzia-free and safe for swimming. All 29 of its islands are clustered in the central part of the region.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort 
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi ±420 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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