Where Is Lake Bunyonyi

where is lake bunyonyi


Lake Bunyonyi is the second-deepest lake in Africa and is located in southwestern Uganda's Kabale district. Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s iconic natural attraction with very many small birds, is where it derived its name “Bunyonyi”.


Lake Bunyonyi was formed as a result of a lava flow that came from the Virunga chained mountains and managed to occupy the Indego River and block the River Marko, which ended up creating a dam.


Lake Bunyonyi is famous because of its five islands: Bwama island, Kyahugye Island, Bucranuka, and Njuyeera. However, the 29 islands are dissipated across the lake. Lake Bunyonyi is surrounded by a garden hill terraced that ranges from 2200m to 2478m above sea level.


Each of the Bunyonyi Islands has a history attached to it that is why it would be for travelers to learn and discover when you travel to lake Bunyonyi. 


Lake Bunyonyi vegetation cover adds beautiful scenery across the lake and also known as the hidden African Jewel.


Lake Bunyonyi is a habitat for some rare wildlife species such as 250 bird species where the Lake Bunyonyi name originates, meaning a place with very many small birds, lake Bunyonyi forest and tea plantations is home for monkeys.