By far the most beautiful place I got to explore in Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi takes the prize! #SObeautiful Spending a night did it no justice; hence I will have to return to share more epic scenes from different angles…A body of water, Lake Bunyonyi is one of our top gems, found in Southwestern Uganda near the Rwandan border. It is also believed to be the second deepest lake in Africa, at 1,962m above sea level with cool temperatures all year round. You my friends need to visit, if you haven’t already…
The girls and I decided to book one of the cool Geodomes at Byoona Amagara, praised for its creativity and affordability …my kinda place. We had our own private balcony with a view of the surrounding islands and hillsides- there is no door to ensure we enjoyed this thoroughly!
Before dinner, I quickly took a tour of the place, mostly targeting the swimming dock. First I picked up a book from this cozy library, planning on reading at any chance I could get on our balcony (that never happened) then I thought about swimming, after learning that the water is free of bilharzia parasites. However, the weather wasn’t warm enough for me to dive in. In experienced swimmers are however advised to take caution.
At the swimming dock, I met John who was such a delight to get to know especially with his cool travel tales about Uganda. He is leaving Uganda soon to go back home after living here for 3 years in Gulu. He was sweet to answer each of our random questions lol! There were several other travelers sharing their stories, which felt like a union of different worlds as the sun set.
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on their menu, which had several options it was difficult to choose. We had a really early dinner for some reason.Gina and Agnes had the cray fish which made me secretly food jealous when I saw it, I had pasta and Tine had fish fingers.
Falling asleep was a little scary for me knowing we had no door! But as usual the girls seemed so brave and clam which got me through. I managed to fall asleep eventually… In the morning, many of us were prepping for the next destination. Breakfast was delicious! I managed to take in as much of the scenery as I could. We were all packed and ready to set off by boat by which we came.
This was another short and sweet stay. Again, I felt I needed more time here to fully enjoy the magic in the beauty of the islands! There’s always next time 😉