Tour and Travel Centre
Lake Bunyonyi ''Place of many little birds'' lies in south western Uganda in Kabale district. The lake is the deepest in Uganda and is the second deepest lake in Africa.
It is a magical spot that has been renamed the ''Switzerland of Africa'' and as its name ''Bunyonyi'' suggests in the local language, the lake is a haven for bird watchers. The lake has got distinct bird species which include a variety of Herons, grey crowned cranes, egrets, weaverbirds among others. More so it’s probably the best place in Africa to see otters-the diurnal spotted-necked otter.
It is also a popular location for water sport and scenic viewing.
- Bushara Island Camp
- Heritage Lodge
- Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort
- Bunyonyi Safaris Resort
- Arcadia Cottages
- Natures Prime Island
- Sharp's Island
Lake Bunyonyi is some 8 hours drive from Kampala. The route passes through Masaka, Mbarara and Kabale. The accommodation venues located on the islands provide boat transfers and secure vehicle parking on the mainland.
Mabira Forest Reserve
This is the largest ecotourism site in Uganda covering a total area of 306 square kms. The forest is a home to various species of monkey and 317 species of bird. Many of Uganda’s forest birds can be found here in this very accessible forest located along Kampala - Jinja highway.
The most notable activities that take place in the forest include bird watching, picnicking, forest walks, education and research.
- Mabira Forest Lodge - Upmarket
- The National Forestry Authority have 3 cottages and a campsite within the the ecotourism site.
The source of this great river is located close to Jinja at its outflow from Lake Victoria. This is the longest river in Africa stretching through Sudan, Egypt and finally to the Mediterranean Sea. The source of the river was discovered by John Speke in 1862.
A visit to the source of the Nile remains a moving and wondrous experience, no less so to those who have seen the same river as it flows past the ancient Egyptian temples at Aswan and Luxor some 6000km down stream.
Bujagali falls on the Nile
The Bujagali falls are found on the mighty River Nile, some few kilometers from the dam wall at Jinja. The falls are as a result of a series of large rapids that split the flow of the Victoria Nile.
Popular activities are white water rafting, kayaking, horse riding and quad biking.
Many visitors stay in Jinja where both hotel and guest house accommodation is readily available.
- Gately on Nile Guest house - Upmarket
On the Nile below the dam there are some wonderful accommodations with superb views that include:
- The Nile Porch - Upmarket
- Nile Resort - Upmarket
- Explorers River Camp - Budget
- Adrift Camp - Budget
The Ssese Islands
There are 84 different islands that make up the Ssese Islands.
Bugala island in particular, grants more incredible experiences of life in Africa’s biggest Lake Victoria. The Islands are also a wonderful get away destination from the shove and flurry of the main land with in Uganda.
- Ssese Islands Beach Hotel - Upmarket
- Ssese Palm Beach Resort - Mid range
- Mirembe Resort - Mid range