Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi and her islands are undisputedly some of the most beautiful parts of Uganda. Located in the hills six kilometers above the town of Kabale, in the extreme southwest of the country, this picturesque, irregularly shaped lake shares its shores with Rwanda. The surrounding hillsides, as elsewhere in this region, are intensively cultivated in terraces.

Lake Bunyonyi is around 6,500 feet above sea level and is the deepest crater lake in the country. It came into existence  a few million years ago as a result of  volcanic activities. Its also one of the few lakes in Uganda that is bilharzia-free though watch out for leeches when swimming.
The forest groves, gardens, and farms attract a wide diversity of bird life. There are over 200 species and 50 can be seen within the first hour or two. Others are frequently seen fishing in the lake, and night time brings with it a deafening chorus of frogs.




 

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