I stayed at this place on my way to Bwindi gorilla park. The hotel is located right on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, a very beautiful and scenic lake. We arrived in time for cray fish dinner. The food was fresh and very tasty. The chef had prepared a sample of fresh vegetarian dishes as well and we were told it was all organic and from the village. The bar is located by the fireplace and we sat by the fire and had a quite drink until late in the night. The bar man and our waiter for the night were very attentive. The next day we had an early start to the gorilla parks and arrived back in the evening. The gorilla tracking was an experience that I will never forget. That deserves a story on its own. We had dinner and slept early exhausted from the days adventure. It was cold but we were given hot water bottles to warm our beds. The next day, we spent it at leisure. We went canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi. My partner even swam, but I was to scared to jump into the cold water. We took a boat trip and did some island hoping. It was amazing. There are so many islands to discover. In the afternoon we went to the hilltop bar and played pool table and table tennis. We also visited the local group being supported by the hotel to grow vegetables and keep livestock. The women and children sang for us and made us feel special. They promised to show us how to peel and cook "matoke", a plantain when we come back. In conclusion, we had a great time. The hotel staff are friendly. The gardens are great. The location is excellent. The rooms in the main hotel are spacious, well lit and very airy. They certainly offer a better ambience than the cottages. We checked out the cottages and though private and cozy, I found the hotel rooms with their wooden floors more appealing. I will visit again with my family. The hotel has a gym and there's a spa in the making.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bunyonyi Safaris Resort (BSR) is a countryside hotel located on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi in South Western Uganda.. Accommodation is in form of 6 cottages and 40 hotel rooms. All rooms are fully furnished and self contained. The hotel gives you an opportunity to hike the hills, enjoy the scenery of the lake, hills, volcanoes and the beautiful sunset. The hotel supports some vulnerable families through a non profit foundation known as BSR Foundation. The aim is to sustainably alleviate poverty and protect the environment without creating dependency. As such, we train and employ local youth and they actually manage and run the hotel with limited supervision. The hotel is ideal for groups, families, honey moon and corporate retreats. if you need a quite, secluded and natural environment, this is it. We have mountain bikes, canoes, boats, fishing rod, pool table, gym. table tennis, pool table, volley ball and football pitch for your entertainment. A steam bath and sauna are underway. Gorilla tracking in any of the nearby parks can be arranged. Our nearest airport is Kigali, less than 100km away in the neighboring country of Rwanda.Food is mostly fresh vegetables and fruits grown locally. We also have speciality cray fish from the lake. For groups interested in self catering, there's a kitchen just for that. A campfire dinner by the lakeside and a breakfast on the roof terrace are experiences you will appreciate if the weather allows. So what are you waiting for? Be our guest! ... more less