Cosy, simple but clean cottages on top of a hill with the whole view of the lake's area, including Kabale town.
It represents a valid alternative to the tent camping that is very common in the area and of which I am not personally too fond of.
It certainly offers a different degree of comfort, which is no five-star treatment but it's still pretty good...
The staff goes out of its way to accomodate people staying and meet their needs.
Kabale town, the hills, mount Muhavura's snowy peak and the whole lake Bunyonyi's scenery.
Lake Bunyonyi Campground is one of the prettiest spots you could ever imagine camping. For those who want a little more class there is also cottages and furnished tents available. You dont imagine Uganda Africa as being somewhere that would note camping in class, but this camp would have to be up there as one of the best places to camp in the entire world. Its cheap, it has all the necessary facilities, the showers and amenities are good not like some of the other campsites where roughing it in Africa comes to mind and it is soooo relaxing.
Located on the shore of Lake Bunyonyi, which is the 2nd deepest canyon lake and also means place of the little birds, every day you wake to the twittering of the yellow weaverbirds making their nests from the lakeside reeds, open up your tent and stare out at pretty Lake Bunyonyi.
There is a market nearby, canoe to one of the 29 lake islands, take a dip, visit the local school, and it is a great place on the way to Kisoro and the Gorilla's.
On the lake, great outlook, excellent facilities one would not imagine in Africa, bar, everything you could possibly need.
From the reception area we wander down the hill the other side before turning off on a small path in the bushes which takes us down some rough steps to a clearing where a permanently erected tent is placed under a wooden roof. It is large, with two beds inside as well as a table and chairs and a rack for hanging your clothes. Outside is a covered paved area with two “director’s chairs”, a table and a wash basin with a bucket. From what the Wild Frontiers rep was telling us when we landed in Entebbe, I was expecting the toilets to be back up at the top of the hill, but no, they are right behind the tent, and so is a fun bucket shower. We were warned about a basic long-drop toilet, but really it is very civilised! Inside a small cubicle is a wooden seat with a lid, and a humorous note on the door explaining that everyone must sit (including men) and to add ash after a number two. This is to facilitate the composting of your waste. The note finishes with the words: “Thank you for your understanding and donation!” The toilet paper is called Rolex, which amuses me no end – I’ve never wiped my posterior with a Rolex before!
Another steep climb from the jetty to the hotel reception, this place is not really suitable for people with walking difficulties. At least there are porters to carry our luggage – I’m all for helping the local economy! After a welcome drink, check in and ordering our lunch, we are shown to the “room”.
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