Planning for a safari in Africa? Taking up a safari in Uganda enable you to explore various features including hiding out for a holiday around its beautiful lakes and fascinating islands, many holiday travelers enjoy visiting Uganda because of the various wildlife found here but those with honey moons and holiday priorities are also welcomed by Nature Adventure Africa Safaris Limited. Well planned safaris holidays to Uganda offers you a life time achievement and nether the less a memorable one, you cannot leave Uganda minus taking up a holiday at Lake Bunyonyi and Kalangala Island.
Lake Bunyonyi is found in some green terraced hills of about 2478m above sea level, the lake is occupied by about 29 islands scattered around and they form the basement for the lake fascinating environment that must be felt by any holiday maker. The lake has got an ever changing whether with a nice view of the sun rise early in the morning as well as it sets in the evening. Around this place, you may think that you are in Switzerland as streams of mist occupy the area in the morning. The lake is found in the southern end of the country in between Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks around Kisoro and from Kampala its approximately 8-9 hours’ drive.
Visitors while on holidays can participate in:
Swimming, the lake is said to be a Bilharzia free it is a safe place to swim since there is neither registered Hippos nor crocodiles, maximum attention should be observed while swimming since the lake is a deep one ranked among the two deepest lakes in Africa. While swimming here, you cannot even think about going back or leave the waters since one feels at home. Depending on the lodges you sleep at, there are always helpers to help those who are stack while swimming.
Canoeing/Boating, due to the various islands found here in the lake, canoeing is among the best ways of exploring the different villages and this can be done under the guidance of a guide who will explain more about the island history with another one known as “Punishment Island”, this activity can last for a full day depending on the client’s financial status and the desire. Canoeing can either be done during day or night hours. Motorized cruise is also available to those who may want to do birding and observing the sunrise and sunset.
Cultural Interactive Village Visits, this may involve visiting the different homesteads around the various islands, people who may be interacted with here includes the Batwa locals and the Bakiga who take through the visitors their various cultural attributes including showing them how to prepare different local foods, natural local herbs, traditional dances and different styles of art and crafts. Home stays can also be arranged by Nature adventure Africa Safaris Limited on clientele request where you will be visiting the local markets and also visiting the gardens around the terraces.
Nature Walks and Hikes, this enables you to have a scenic view of the lake while with the guide, this will take you around small villages where you will find different individuals. This will make you enjoy the different features around the lake as you go through the challenge of moving from one place to another. Prepare your camera since you will be encountering numerous amazing features including the backdrops of the jagged mountains and the various birds.
Mountain Biking, those who are interested in conducting mountain biking can hire bikes from the available service providers, the roads around the lake are well maintained and this will enable you see various terraces and gardens including passing around the homes of the various settlers who are more welcoming to the visitors. This activity is more enjoyed by those who wish to explore and do some physical exercise during their stay in the holiday.
Birding, Lake Bunyonyi is a great bird destination in Uganda and the name Bunyonyi is a local name meaning “Birds”, this is a home to over 200 bird species and this activity can be performed while on a boat safari while on the Lake or on a hike, your bird guide will always help you to explain the different birds encountered and also spotting them at the different islands. On the other side, after having a nice experience at Lake Bunyonyi.
One may travel to Kalangala Island which is in the Northern shores of Bugala Island, its approximately 60km across the water southwest of Entebbe, the District is made up of around 84 scattered islands around Lake Victoria, the biggest island here is known as Bugala with a total land area of 296km². Kalangala has got a humid climate with an annual rainfall ranging from 1125-2250mm and the most rainfall peaks are from March – May plus October-November.
The island can be accessed through the use of a ferry and other boats and therefore no any other transport means except water transport that links up Ssese islands with the main land, the Island has attracted a number of visitors from different destinations who take up their holidays. Ssese Islands with its rich fertile soils including the tropical forests that provides a conducive climate offers the best place to visit.
White sandy beaches and fresh waters suitable for swimming can all be found here in Kalangala, taking up motorized boats that will sail you around the over 84 islands will grant you a life time experience, this is a stress hiding place that will make you forget your problems as you will be surrounded by waters. All this if found in Uganda the Peal of Africa under the guidance of Nature Adventure Africa Safaris Limited.