NCN56 Day 49: Gorillas (Lake Bunyonyi)

October 21, 2014 Comments Off on NCN56 Day 49: Gorillas (Lake Bunyonyi)
Andrew Walton
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Gorillas (Lake Bunyonyi), Uganda

Making our way one more time across the Equator, we travel to the stunning Lake Bunyonyi. A small, but beautiful lake with steep banks and plentiful birdlife. Lake Bunyonyi is circled by mountains and is most famous for its abundant otter population and picturesque surrounds. We take this day to unwind in this stunning spot the evening prior to our final drive to the gorillas.

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. If this were indeed true, it would make Lake Bunyonyi the second deepest lake in all of Africa. 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: Camp: Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi ±420 km

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