Cost 50USD per night
Kisoro Tourist Hotel in Kisoro is the best solution for whoever is visiting the South West of Uganda, in the way for the gorilla tracking in Rwanda, in Congo or in Bwindi Nkuringo.
Kisoro Tourist Hotel is the most pleasant and comfortable hotel at a budget tariff price. It offers first class accommodation with self contained rooms.
Enjoy the warm atmosphere of the lounge and the original fireplace. After your activities in the surrounding area, relax with a massage, sauna or steam bath.
The restaurant is well known in Uganda for the high standard food preparation in both traditional and international dishes.
Located in Kisoro/ Uganda, just at 7kms of Rwanda and 10Kms of Congo Borders, Kisoro Tourist Hotel is an ideal solution for those visiting the South West of Uganda, and those on their way to Rwanda, the DR. Congo and Nkuringo sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for gorilla tracking activities.
Lake Bunyoni, meaning place of small birds, should be renamed to mean “add 4 hours to your trip to drive around it!”
Having said that, this is a spectacular place to spend a couple of days drinking, resting, drinking, eating, drinking and drinking after your return trip to Kisoro to see the mountain gorillas.
The lake lies in south western Uganda, between Kisoro and Kabale, close to the border with Rwanda. In fact, we stayed at the Lake Bunyoni overland camp, and pitched a tent on a lawned area that was sweeping down to the lakeside. Behind the tent was the border between Uganda and Congo…a mere 30 feet away!.
Across the lake the terraced hills disappear into the frigid waters of the lake and I could not help wondering if the hills were like icebergs. “Was there more hill under the water than above it?” The lake is said to be the deepest lake in all of Africa!
There is a wide range of accommodation to choose from in Kisoro and they are all VERY BASIC. The Virunga Hotel offer the Luxurious side of accommodation as it has 3 things going for it:
1. Hot showers
2. A western toilet
3. A bar
I do not include its restaurant as a "thing going for it" because the food is poor quality and the menu consists of hot fries and goat meat.
The beds were very comfortable though.
The car has a slow puncture, and Robert only just makes it to Kisoro before the tyre is totally flat. At the Travellers Rest hotel we are the only guests. We seem to be plagued with water/electricity problems, and this place is no exception. Never mind, we’ll have a drink rather than a wash before dinner! We are still up in the mountains, and the real fire in the bar is very welcome. For dinner I order Spaghetti Bolognaise, which is quite pleasant. It is followed by some local fresh fruits – the waitress calls them tomato fruit, I know them as chrysalis from Sainsbury! I think they we lovely, whereas Gordon finds them far too bitter. There is also another fruit which looks like a cross between a small passion fruit and a fig.
More than 50 years this beautiful located hotel was the home of many scientist. Dian Fossey called it her "second home"!!
Travellers Rest nestles under the towering volcanoes, with spectacular views of the Rift Valley and the emerald-green Lake Mutanda in the distance.
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