Lake Bunyonyi

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Lake: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

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      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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      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
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            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
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            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
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            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
              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              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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