Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi is believed to be the second deepest lake in Africa with its deepest end approximately 900m. The lake is dotted with 29 islands. The most prominent of these include the Akampene Island also known as the punishment island, Bushara, Kyahugye, Bwama and Njuyeera, and Bucuranuka. Also the deepest lake in Uganda, home of Otters, crayfish and a place of many little birds in South-western Uganda lies between kisoro and kabale districts close to the border with Rwanda.


In the south-west, north of kabale district and is located at 1,962m above sea level.


It is about 25 km long and 7 km wide covering an area of 61 square kilometers.

Getting there

466km from Kampala

What to do

Camping, the bamboo walks are guided trails which have been established and are highly recommended for anybody who may be looking for a serious leg stretch.

When to visit

Any time during the year.

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