SUNSET DINNER CRUISE IN LAKE BUNYONYI
The sunset dinner/lunch cruise in Lake Bunyonyi offers incredibly unforgettable treat to every honeymooner seeker on Uganda safaris. Experience the best of Lake Bunyonyi’s calmness and incomparable tranquility on our exclusive sunset dinner cruise excursions. Looking for money-value experience? Try out our Lake Bunyonyi sunset dinner cruise excursion and you won’t regret.
With Lake Bunyonyi as one of the world’s most spectacular Lakes, a remarkable treat to our sunset dinner cruise excursion is worth every penny. Enjoy our afternoon sunset dinner cruise excursions accompanied by unlimited drinks, snacks and dinner starting from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Enjoy the off-beaten sceneries of the lake as you head towards some of its spectacular islands to view the sun as it sets down. View locals as they carry out their daily activities in the nearby communities, the terraced farms and magnificent hills in the surrounding. Accompany your magical views with tasty snacks and drinks offered on board.
Meet and greet your local guide at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort for a safe parking. You will begin your 2 hours’ late afternoon excursion from 6:00 pm on motorized boat, however, we offer flexible excursions and possible to arrange special trips too upon request.
Discover the beauty of Lake Bunyonyi beyond the spectacular islands. For avid birders on Uganda tour, combine your sunset cruise excursions with bird watching tours. This lake is popular as the place of many little birds for a good reason. Take normal boat/canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi to search for birds such as grey shrikes, fan-tailed widow bird, great cormorant, golden backed weavers, hadada ibis, black herons, malachite kingfishers, bee-eaters, slender-billed baglafetch, African harrier hawks, grey crowned cranes, white tailed monad and others.
End your excursion with cheese and wine
An easy and delicious cheese plate appetizer accompanied with your choice of wine, is by far the perfect way to wind-up your day. The cheese and wine cruises last for 2 hours in the late afternoon at a time to suit and the price includes wine and cheese, but subject to minimum numbers on board.
About Lake Bunyonyi, location, depth
Lake Bunyonyi is Uganda’s deepest Lake, and has over 29 small islands including the Akampene/Punishment Island, Njuyeera and Bwama Islands. It is renowned not only for its off-beaten tranquility but also as one of the few lakes that is free of crocodiles, hippos and bilharzia. This makes it an ideal location to visit for swimming excursions. It is situated at an elevation range of 1962m, measuring 25km long and width of 7km and after Lake Tanganyika; it is Africa’s 2nd deepest Lake.
3 Days Lake Bunyonyi
Located in Kabale District, Southwestern Uganda Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake with varying depth of 900m and 44m. It derives its name from local word –Bunyonyi, translated as place of many little birds and contains 29 islands. The 3-Day trip offers unforgettable Lake Bunyonyi excursion experience and includes canoe rides, sunset dinner cruise excursions and community walks.
Highlights of the 3 Days Lake Bunyonyi excursion
- Day 1: Pick up & drive to Lake Bunyonyi (Kabale)
- Day 2: Canoe ride & sunset dinner cruise
- Day 3: Community walk & return to Entebbe/Kampala
Day 1: Pick up & drive to Lake Bunyonyi (Kabale)
Pick up at your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala and set off for Lake Bunyonyi in a 4×4 safari vehicle. En route, you will be making a stop visit to the Equator in Kayabwe for photo taking and continue to Igongo cultural centre for a delicious lunch. Continue with a scenic drive as you enjoy the stunning views of Kigezi region, featuring terraced farmlands, breathtaking landscapes, plantations and more. Arrive early and check in at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort for relaxation, dinner and a night stay.
Day 2: Canoe ride/community walk & sunset dinner cruise
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and you will embark on the morning canoe ride along Lake Bunyonyi. As you ride, you will be keeping your eyes on amazing birds along the shores and today you will be heading to the punishment island. The interesting birds to search include fish eagles, African kingfishers, black herons, bee-eaters, great cormorants, slender billed baglafetch and more.
Or take a walk to Abaheesi/Batwa communities for a thrilling cultural experience. The cultural walk/community visit includes exploring the unique cultures, traditions, practices and learning how locals make local beer from bananas, enjoying the local dishes/taste the local drink made, listen to the inspirational stories, etc.
Return to the lodge for lunch, relaxation and late in the afternoon, proceed for the sunset dinner cruise. The sunset dinner cruise comes with plenty of snacks, drinks and dinner, then retire for a night stay at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort.
Day 3: Return to Entebbe/Kampala
After breakfast, check out of the lodge and you will start driving back to Kampala/Entebbe. En route, have lunch in Igongo and another photography session at the equator and last drop off at Entebbe/Kampala.
- Canoe ride
- Sunset dinner cruise
- Cultural visit
- English-speaking guide/driver
- Full board accommodation -2nights
- Travel by road
- Bottled water
- Travel Insurance
- Porter fees
- Laundry services
- The Dinner cruise lasts for 2 hours with unlimited drinks and snacks
- Travelers who already paid for dinner on half boars/Full Board pay $60
- Travelers who booked bed only or bed and breakfast will pay$80
For Lunch Cruise
- The cost is $70 for those who have not paid for lunch and $60 for those who have paid lunch already. You will be served with unlimited drinks and snacks
- Sunset Cruise without drinks or meals costs $30 per person
NOTE: MINIUM OF FOUR PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED ON A LUNCH OR DINNER CRUISE