Lake Bunyonyi

Overview & Features

Lake Bunyonyi,(Place of many little birds) lies in south western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale close to the border with Rwanda. Commonly referred to as the Swiss Alps of Uganda, the lake is revered to the various scenic islands it fathers. The depth of the lake is rumored to vary between 44 m and 900 m, which if true would make the lake the second deepest in Africa. It is one of the few lakes in the region that is rumored to be free of bilharzia and safe for swimming. The lake appears on the 5,000 Ugandan shilling note under the title “Lake Bunyonyi and terraces”.

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