Lake Bunyonyi

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Top Descriptions

While it might be isolated and lacking in any real activities or facilities (such as electricity a lot of the time!), like in Lake Bunyonyi is such an overwhelming pleasant spot that you’ll no doubt find yourself passing a few days here with ease. Climb up any one of the hills surrounding the lake and be rewarded with peaceful panoramas of still blue water and undulating hills. Indeed, many of Bunyonyi’s guesthouses make full use of their prime location, whether it’s perched lakeside or overlooking the whole scene. In truth, you’ll be charged a fair penny for the tranquillity these accommodations offer, but in a worldwide context (and surprising for East Africa) value for money is actually pretty good on the lake. It’s cold here though, and wet too, so come well prepared. When you’re caught out in the middle of the lake on a canoe in a hailstorm, remember next time the Icelandic mantra “there is no bad weather, only bad clothes”. The only real negatives to be said come in the form of pushy boda-boda drivers and orphan salesman, but these can be ignored (or supported) easily enough. – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

Lake Bunyonyi is not the cheapest of places in , so if you’re here on a budget consider stocking up at the quite good or in and also consider eating at the rolex stands near to (UGX5,000 for 3). There’s also a small (and quite well hidden) shop near there too.
Power seems to be a serious issue here. If you’re in desperate need of staying connected, is one of the few places around that consistently runs its generator. It also has very good Wi-Fi.
As it quite often rains in the afternoon here, try to get your activities done in the morning. You would not want to be caught out on the lake in a canoe when it’s hailing!
 
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The Location

What should we know?

Name in local script:
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Also known as:Place of Many Little Birds
 
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Environment type:hill, forest, lake, mountain, pine
Location type:rural, village
 
Religion type:Christianity, Islam

What can we see or do there?

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Services:canoe rental, street snacks
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Animals:
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
Average daily budget:UGX86,600

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:5 nights
High season:June, July, August
Low season:April, May, October, November

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, Swahili
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:256

How can we get there?

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Geographical feature:Lake Bunyonyi

The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:3
 
Travel time to attractions:10 minutes
Travel time to next location:3 hours, 30 minutes
 
Altitude:1,962m
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Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500ml
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Beer (national)500mlUGX6,000
Fizzy drink1 litre
Fruit juice1 litre
Gin (multinational)1 litre
Gin (national)1 litre
Milk1 litre
Oil1 litre
Rum (multinational)1 litre
Rum (national)1 litre
Vodka (multinational)1 litre
Vodka (national)1 litre
Water1 litreUGX1,500
Whisky (multinational)1 litre
Whisky (national)1 litre
Wine1 bottle
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Almonds100g
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Apples1kg
Bananas1kgUGX1,000
Bell pepper1kg
Bread1 loaf
Carrots1kg
Chillies1kg
Chocolate (multinational)1 barUGX4,000
Chocolate (national)1 bar
Coconut milk1 can
Cucumber1kg
Eggs1 dozen
Garlic1kg
Ginger1kg
Honey1 jar
Ice cream1 unit
Jam1 jar
Onions1kg
Oranges1kg
Pasta1kg
Peanut butter1 jar
Peanuts100g
Potatoes1kg
Raisins100g
Rice1kg
Sandwich1 unit
Tomatoes1kg
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Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
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Conditioner1 bottle
Condoms1 pack
Deodorant1 can
Floss1 pack
Hand sanitizer1 bottle
Laundry soap1 bar
Razors1 pack
Sanitary towels1 pack
Shampoo1 bottle
Soap1 bar
Tampons1 box
Toilet roll1 unit
Toothpaste1 tube
Washing powder1 box
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Antiseptic cream1 tube
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Bandages1 pack
Chapstick1 unit
Contact lens solution1 bottle
Headache tablets1 pack
Ibuprofen1 pack
Mosquito repellent1 bottle
Nail clippers1 set
Plasters1 pack
Sun cream1 bottle
Sunglasses1 pair
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Batteries4-pack
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Chilli powder100g
Cigarettes (multinational)20-pack
Cigarettes (national)20-pack
Coriander100g
Cumin100g
Fuel1 litreUGX3,550
Internet1 hour
Lighter1 unit
Matches1 pack
Paprika100g
Travel multiadapter1 unit
Travel plug1 unit
Turmeric100g
Stock1 pack

Local Cuisine

DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Baked potato (vegetarian)UGX12,000
Biryani (meat)UGX22,500
Biryani (vegetarian)UGX14,000
Breakfast (continental)UGX16,000
Breakfast (cooked)UGX20,500
BurgerUGX12,500
Burger (vegetarian)UGX17,000
Burrito (vegetarian)UGX15,000
Cake (slice)UGX7,000
CarbonaraUGX23,000
CerealUGX8,000
ChapattiUGX2,667
Chicken wingsUGX14,000
Curry (generic – meat)UGX20,000
Curry (generic – vegetable)UGX12,667
Curry (South Asia – meat)UGX21,500
Curry (South Asia – vegetarian)UGX13,500
Eggs (how you like)UGX4,167
Fajitas (meat)UGX24,000
Fajitas (vegeteble)UGX22,000
Fillet (fish)UGX25,000
Fish and chipsUGX19,000
Fish fingersUGX18,000
French friesUGX6,333
Fried (chicken)UGX17,667
Fried (fish)UGX19,000
Fried rice (meat)UGX15,000
Fruit saladUGX8,750
G/KatogoUGX12,667
Goulash (beef)UGX25,000
Goulash (chicken)UGX25,000
Grilled (chicken)UGX24,000
Grilled (fish)UGX23,000
GuacamoleUGX11,333
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Ice cream (scoop)UGX8,000
LasagnaUGX25,000
Lasagna (vegetarian)UGX25,000
Liver and chipsUGX20,000
Mixed grillUGX40,000
Noodles (meat)UGX17,000
Noodles (vegetable)UGX16,000
OmeletteUGX5,000
Pancake (loaded)UGX7,333
Pancake (simple)UGX11,000
Pasta (meat)UGX17,750
Pasta (vegetable)UGX15,333
Pizza (loaded)UGX26,250
Pizza (simple)UGX19,750
Pork chopsUGX26,500
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RibsUGX24,000
Rice (meat)UGX20,000
Rice (vegetable)UGX18,000
RolexUGX7,000
SaladUGX9,000
Salad (meat)UGX17,500
Samosas (meat)UGX5,500
Samosas (vegetable)UGX6,000
Sandwich (basic)UGX7,667
Sandwich (loaded)UGX13,750
Skewers (meat)UGX20,000
Soup (meat)UGX12,500
SteakUGX23,750
Stew (meat)UGX19,000
Stir fry (meat)UGX23,000
Stir fry (vegetable)UGX20,000
Sweet and sour (meat)UGX18,000
Whole (chicken)UGX46,500
Whole (fish)UGX31,500
BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Beer (multinational)UGX6,750
Beer (national)UGX5,125
CappuccinoUGX5,000
CoffeeUGX4,502
Fruit juice (fresh)UGX6,750
Gin (shot)UGX3,000
Hot chocolateUGX5,750
Malibu (bottle)UGX80,000
MilkUGX4,167
MilkshakeUGX9,000
SmoothieUGX10,000
Soft drinkUGX1,833
TeaUGX4,125
Tea (African)UGX5,250
Vodka (shot)UGX3,250
Waragi (shot)UGX3,000
Water (2L)UGX2,500
Whisky (bottle)UGX85,000
Whisky (shot)UGX4,000
Wine (bottle)UGX60,000
Wine (glass)UGX7,000

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