5hrs canoe trek
On this two day canoe trek we will show you all the ins and outs of Lake Bunyonyi and it surroundings. From there we will go further to the Rwandan border to meet the Batwa community and experience the regional culure and nature.
After breakfast we will take a dugout canoe ride to visit major historic islands. We will canoe to vist Bushara, which used to be a doctors island treating lepers on Bwama Island. You’ll have the opportunity to visit a community hospital and other historic buildings on the island. Further on we will take a nature walk for herbs and other plants and you can listen to local stories while hiking to the top of Bushara Island for a glass of passion juice refreshment.
After relaxing and a walk down you will canoe to visit Punishment Island for a mysterious story. This island was commonly known as a prison place where unmarried pregnant local girls were left to die of hunger. Your guide will tell you all the stories about it. The last island of the day is Dr.Sharp Island, where you will have a resort lunch and get showered with stories of this amazing island.
After lunch there is time for swimming in the lake before embarking on to a local family for an overnight stay in our pitched tents after 2hrs of canoeing. Here you will enjoy a local dinner, campfire and local story telling before going to sleep.
You will have an early served local breakfast and canoe to the Kyevu landing site. From here a hike towards the Rwandan border is scheduled to meet with the Batwa/Pygmy community. Later on we will hike Karembe hill and up to the top for a picnic lunch with a a volcano view (on a clear day). Further from here we meet up with traditional Bakiga dancers and experience a traditional dance.
After enjoying the dance we will hike further and meet exceptional craft sellers on the hill. These craft sellers will show you their skills and you will have the opportunity to buy original souvenirs. The hike continues down to the canoes and further on to a resort for a lovely dinner. After dinner you will spend the night in a dorm accommodation.
– Dugout canoe ride
– Tales of lake Bunyonyi and Island visits
– Glass of passion fruit juice refreshment
– Tasty fruit lunch on a beautiful island
– Tented accommodation with a local family
– Delicious local dinner with a local family
– Campfire stories with local people
– Bird watching
– Batwa or pygmy community visit near the Rwandan border
– Fantastic picnic lunch with superb volcano views
– Bakiga cultural entertainment
– Remote craft market just open for you
– Spot views of lake Bunyonyi
– Superb resort dinner
5 people or more 130 USD per person
4 people 150 USD per person
3 people 200 USD per person
2 people 250 USD per person
1 person 400 USD
Facts about this trek, includes full time professional local guide, all meals during the trek, bottled water, two nights one after the trek in a resort, and one tented during the trek with a local family.