TOP LAKES TO VISIT IN UGANDA
Uganda is situated in the great lakes’ region of Africa with a lot of lakes and rivers which covers approximately a third of the country. The country has over 160 lakes which include; Lake Victoria the largest in Africa, lake Bunyonyi the second deepest in Africa, lake gorge, lake Edward, lake Nkuruba, lake Mburo, lake Albert, lake mutanda, kabaka’s lake, lake bisina among others. Uganda also has several crater lakes which include; lake katwe, lake Nyinambuga lake Nkuruba, lake Kyaninga, Ndali-Kasenda crater lakes, and lake Nyinambuga.
The top lakes in Uganda.
This is the largest lake in Africa covering an area of 59,947 square kilo meters, locally known as Nalubaale. The lake is divided among the 3 east African countries of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Lake Victoria harbors over 3000 islands, which include Ssese islands, Bugala island, Kalangala island and others. The lake lies between the eastern and the southern arms of the east African rift valley.
What to do on Lake Victoria.
Island visits. Lake Victoria has islands which include; Ssese islands, these consists of 84 islands located in the north western part of Lake Victoria. Bugala island which is the largest on Lake Victoria, Banda and Koome island. The islands are also home to different primates.
Fishing. Lake Victoria has a lot of fishing spots anyone can enjoy to their satisfaction. You are strictly allowed to catch only mature fish. The activity is fun more so when you joined with the locals who will teach you their traditional tactics of fishing. The guide will brief you on the best and less dangerous fishing sports. The most caught fish species are the tilapia and the large Nile perch.
Source of the nile. It’s a great experience for you to see where the water that flows into the longest river comes from. this is a point where the nile water starts its journey from, from Lake Victoria and travels to Sudan and Egypt.
lake Bunyonyi is located in south western Uganda. It is one of the deepest and most beautiful lakes in Africa at about 900 meters deep. Lake Bunyonyi has 29 beautiful islands, it is near Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park which makes it a great place to relax after your gorilla tracking and habituation experience.
What to do on lake Bunyonyi.
The lake has a lot of activities you can engage in, these include; nature walks, community visits, canoeing, bird watching among others which are organized by lake Bunyonyi rock resort.
GUIDED ACTIVITIES AT LAKE BUNYONYI ROCK RESORT
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1.Historical Islands Tour (40 mins-3 hours),
Nyombe Swamp (2-4 hours). (Bwama/ Leper Island. Upside-down/ Akabucuranuka island, Kyahuge Island, the best bird watching on the lake. Punishment/ Akampene Island, Bushara Island). Cost by speed boat (1 pax $100, 2 pax $60 pp, 3 pax $45 pp, 4-6 pax $35 pp). Cost by motorboat (1 pax $35, 2 pax $20 per person, 3 pax $12 pp, 4-6 people $10 pp). Cost by motor boat (1 pax $50, 2 pax $30 pp, 3 pax $23 pp, 4-6 pax $17 pp). Cost by Speed Boat (1 pax $70, 2 pax $40 pp, 3 pax $25 pp, 4-6 pax $20 pp). Batwa/pygmy tribe visit for $10 per person extra. Cost by Canoe/Kayak (1 pax $20, 2 pax $15 pp, 3 pax $10 pp, 4-6 pax $8 pp).
Mountain Bike Cycling (1-4 hours).
Hiking to Top of The World Lake View points for $30 per person extra -Cost $20 per person.
2.The Batwa/pygmies Tour (3-4 hours).
11.Bukoora Blacksmith tour (2-5 hours). (Learn their way of life, dances, their history of forest life as hunters and gatherers). -Cost Boda Boda motorbike (1 pax $60, 2 pax $40 pp, 3+ pax $30). -Cost by motor boat (1 pax $45, 2 pax $25 pp, 3 pax $ 20 pp, 4-6 pax $18 pp). -Cost walking (1 pax $50, 2 pax $30 pp, 3 pax $25 pp, 4-6 pax $20 pp). -Cost by speed boat (1pax $90, 2 pax $50 pp, 3 pax $40 pp, 4-6 pax $35 pp).
3.Canoeing/Kayaking Half day/Full day.
Cost for a full day (1 pax $40, 2 pax $ 30 pp, 3 pax $ 20, 4-6 pax $15 pp). -Cost for a half day (1 pax $20, 2 pax $15 pp, 3 pax $ 10, 4-6 pax $10 pp).
4.Whole Day Lake tour Include; Hiking to Lake View Points. – Cost by speed boat (1pax$300,2 pax $200 pp, 3 pax $150 pp, 4-6 pax $100 pp). -Cost by motor boat (1 pax $150, 2 pax $100 pp, 3 pax $50 pp, 4-6 pax $50 pp). NOTE: This is a full day activity and the price includes food and drinks.
5.Community Village Walk& Hike to Lakeview points(2-4hr). -Cost (1 pax $20, 2 pax $10 pp, 3 pax $8 pp, 4-6 pax $7 each).
6.Rutinda Market Walk/ Main Landing Site (1-2 hrs). -Cost (1 pax $50, 2 pax $30 pp, 3 pax $25 pp, 4-6 pax $20 pp).
7.Training in Crafts Making (2-5 hours). -Cost (1 pax $50, 2 pax $30 pp, 3 pax $25 pp, 4-6 pax $20 pp).
8.Fishing Tours (30 mins-2 hours). -Cost by speed Boat (1 pax $70,2 pax $30 pp, 3 pax £25 pp, 4-6 pax $20 pp). -Cost by Motor boat (1 pax $35, 2 pax $15 pp, 3 pax $13 pp, 4-6 pax $10 pp). -Cost by canoe/kayak (1pax $40, 2 pax $30 pp, 3 pax $20 pp, 4-6 pax $15 pp).
9.Bird Watching around the site and Swamp(1-5hrs). Cost (1 pax $20, 2 pax $15 pp, 3 pax + $10 pp).
- mountain biking. Cost $20 per person
11.Swimming in the Lake is free but at your own risk! -Only recommended for strong swimmers, lake is VERY deep. (44m to 900m).
12.Zip Lining (1-2 hours). Cost by motor boat (1 pax $40, 2 pax $30 pp, 3 pax $25 pp, 4-6 pax $20 pp). -Cost by speed boat (1 pax $70, 2 pax $60 pp, 3 pax $55 pp, 4-6 pax $40 pp). -Cost by canoe/kayak (1 pax $25, 2 pax $20 pp, 3 pax $15 pp, 4-6 pax $10).
13.High Ropes courses (2-3 hours). Cost by motor boat (1 pax $50, 2 pax $40 pp, 3 pax $35 pp, 4-6 pax $30 pp). -Cost by speed boat (1 pax $70, 2 pax $60 pp, 3 pax $55 pp, 4-6 pax $50 pp). -Cost by Canoe/Kayak (1 pax $35, 2 pax $30 pp, 3 pax $25 pp, 4-6 pax $20 pp).
- 14. Picnic at the top of the world (2-5 hours). Cost includes food and a drink 2 pax $50, 3+ pax $30 per person. -Cost for full board guests 2 pax $20, 3+ pax $15 per person. Self-guided Kayaks/Canoes are free to use for guests Please book in advance. If there are any other activities, we can help you with please speak to our staff.
The lake is approximately 612 meters deep, located between Uganda and Congo.
Activities on lake albert.
4.Lake Edward and lake George.
These beautiful lakes are located on the flow of the great east African rift valley shared by Uganda and Congo. These lakes are connected by the kazinga channel which is meandering through queen Elizabeth national park. lake Edward is at a depth of 913 meters while lake gorge is at 250 square kilo meters.
The lake is shallow and large. Its is at a depth of 4-5.7 meters covering an area of about 1,720 kilo meters. The lake has extensive wetlands around it. The lake has 56 fish species, the nile crocodile.
What to do on lake Bunyonyi.
Bird watching like the fox’s weaver.
Visit to the landing sites. These include, moone landing site, kisonye landing site,kibuye landing site, kikoyiro landing sites among others.