Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Bunyonyi Overland Resort

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Offering Spectacular views of the lake, Bunyonyi Overland Resort is set on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. The resort has a children's playground and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site. With over 40 rooms Bunyonyi Overland Resort offers accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi for all budgets. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. You do canoeing,bird watching, hiking at this resort, and the area is popular for diving. The resort also offers bike hire.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Public wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Diving
Game room
Squash
Billiards
Fishing
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Clothes rack
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lake View

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Kabale-Kachwekano Road, Chabahinga Uganda
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Uri wrote a review Jan 2024
Nairobi, Kenya
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice hotel by the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. The hotel ground is spacious with various types of accomodation available. There is an option of taking rooms which are self contained or rooms with shared bathrooms. The showers of the self contained rooms are relaxing. Front office team should be a bit more friendly, though the guy was helpful but too serious for service industry. The hotel rooms are also quite expensive for what you get (old style design and amenities), they should also consider discounting the rates when a large group of people stay at the premises. Overall, good hotel but very expensive for what you get.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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75019Bitte wrote a review Sep 2023
Aarhus, Denmark
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the resort 2 days during our safari to Uganda.
The first impression was good, the place is big and has several different buildings and accommodations. It is clearly a “resort” build to accommodate several people, and our visit was probably out of season.
The expectations we got coming into the area were however not meet during our stay. The team of staff seemed disorganized, they were friendly, but seemed as if they did not really know what to do and how to do it.
The restaurant is big, has a nice view over the lake. The ala carte menu had several options, but a lot was sold out. The food was not good, we got I.e. fish which clearly was not fresh. We had to wait extremely long ( more than 30 min) for our food to be served even though we had ordered several hours before. The food for our table was not served at the same time which to us is awkward.

The room was spacious, had a good bath with hot water. We had a balcony with a good view over the lake.
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Date of stay: September 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jessie M wrote a review Mar 2024
Sandy, Utah
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is truly a resort facility, not the usual safari lodge. Set on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, the views are spectacular! The room where we stayed was similar to a standard western hotel. It was spacious and clean, but the beds a bit lumpy. We had the misfortune to arrive with a group of partying 20-somethings who celebrated with great gusto in the next room until 4 in the morning, so it’s difficult to call our stay restful. We wished during the night that we had a method of contacting staff to intercede on our behalf with the neighbors, as we were reluctant to confront them. The food, however, was wonderful, the gift shops well-stocked with all things Uganda, and the staff were helpful and pleasant, even coming to our room after hours to help us figure out how to get some hot water. I can imagine that under different circumstances, it would be a nice place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: The beds are a bit lumpy
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Mamerito Ssenfuma wrote a review May 2021
Kampala, Uganda
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 2 nights at the hotel's new block. The rooms here are large so does the bathrooms and water pressure is also fine.

What you note is the hotel has many room categories spread around so you can't feel it's crowded even on busy days.

There are also spaces for outdoor seating, with large umbrella cover.

The team are helpful and ready to show you around their property and can arrange tours on the lake such as canoe treks, community tours and visit to the local school or women crafts making group. Thank you Michael for the tour of the property. Atleast I now know the room with the best views.

Onsite is a craft shop (displays crafts made by women and craft sales help community projects, education and provision of clean water), bars, restaurants and camping grounds. Lots of outdoor space for group activities and camping.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Mike W wrote a review Nov 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
DISCLAIMER: this place was booked for us by a tour operator who I would also not recommend. Online the prices seem to be much lower than both our tour operator and the duty manager at this resort told us so we were probably getting scammed by one/both of them.

On arrival the manager was rude but did offer us a “free upgrade” as we were the only guests. He claimed we were being upgraded from a $100 tent to a $140 room. These prices, if true, are simply ridiculous. The room was disgusting so we turned it down for the tent which was very simple but seemed cleaner at least and had nice views (definitely not worth $100). It seemed that someone was living under the decking of our tent as there were clothes hanging up. The communal bathrooms were a short walk away and were clean enough with hot water. Out of all the staff we encountered only Elias, the porter, was friendly and helpful

The resort seemed to be undergoing a lot of construction but was also falling apart. I leaned on a wooden railing near the restaurant and it fell away due to being completely rotted, luckily not taking me with it. The food took ages, which was ridiculous as we were the only guests, and turned out to be terrible. The resort is right next to the heart of the local town and we were kept up into the early hours by very loud music.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid at all costs
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TinaWatts333 wrote a review Feb 2020
Mayland, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We pulled up here for our 2nt stay, first thoughts were OK, not greeted well but we’d hold judgment & see if it gets better. Wasn’t greeted nicely at all, rooms wasn’t ready as had flooding, OK fair enough, we’ll chill and have a drink. Each chair had a broken leg, table also broken and the service wasn’t the typical Ugandan friendly. The staff were like they had given up on the place & lost all hope. We parked in our rooms and they were not nice at all!. On a plus side the view is lovely. Rooms weren’t ready 2hrs later and thankfully our guide got us moved to much better accommodation where the stay was amazing with awesome views. Happy ending for us, so glad we didn’t actually stay!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Chilli-Bite, Director of Sales at Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Dear Tina, Sorry for your bad experience which is unusual and strange! Our staff have been cautioned and more training will be offered where necessary. Most of our guests only have good reviews about their experience staying at our resort and your experience is quite unusual. An investigation has been launched to understand what exactly happened as this cannot be tolerated if true. We hope you will come again soon to experience the true hospitality that our resort is known for. All the best.
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Rashida Nassozi wrote a review Sep 2023
Uganda
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Overland is located right on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi with expansive views of the hills and a jetty that goes straight into the lake, a perfect spot for diving.

The rooms are well decorated and fitted with big comfortable beds and huge bathroom with hot water. This is perfect as it's quite cold around Bunyonyi. The food was impeccable and the service was on point! We will definitely be back and recommend Bunyonyi Overland Resort to anyone who's visiting the area.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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RoP1963 wrote a review Aug 2023
Utrecht, The Netherlands
4.0 of 5 bubbles
On the campsite we were all alone; nice location near the lake with a good view. From the campsite you can do an easy stroll through the Rutinda where they'll try and get you in a boat trip. We enjoyed a short visit to the Arcadia lodge (we drove up... walking may be too much...) where you can enjoy a coffee as a non-guest and where the view over the lake is spectacular
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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AJ Meyer wrote a review Jul 2022
Stellenbosch, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first night in Uganda after driving from Entebbe. Great place, really good food and very friendly and helpful staff. I was here last in 2004 (18 years ago) and the place still has the same warm atmosphere. We had a nice swim in the lake and a walk in the surrounding area.
The freshwater grayfish curry is really great. We liked food, people and place so much that we stayed here again at the end of our trip.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: There are several option to choose from. Basic rooms, permanent tents and more luxury rooms. We...
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SpeedyTiger wrote a review Apr 2020
Melbourne
4.0 of 5 bubbles
In an idyllic setting on the lake. Room was good (although the hot water went off once) Lovely grounds and friendly staff, a most enjoyable four nights. A beautiful view, with a glass in hand, from the deck near the bar. Would love to go back.
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Date of stay: May 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: You could pitch your tent or upgrade to a nice room with a view.
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godfrey171 asked a question Nov 2015
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Kampala, Uganda
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Kampala, Uganda55 contributions50 helpful votes
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Jessie M wrote a tip Mar 2024
Sandy, Utah65 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The beds are a bit lumpy"
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AJ Meyer wrote a tip Jul 2022
Stellenbosch, South Africa7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are several option to choose from. Basic rooms, permanent tents and more luxury rooms. We stayed in the tents."
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Mike W wrote a tip Nov 2021
42 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid at all costs"
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SpeedyTiger wrote a tip Apr 2020
Melbourne24 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"You could pitch your tent or upgrade to a nice room with a view."
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Mirka63 wrote a tip Sep 2018
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands133 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms 16 and onwards were spacious and calm"
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PRICE RANGE
$54 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lake bunyonyi overland hotel kisoro
LOCATION
UgandaWestern RegionChabahinga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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BUNYONYI OVERLAND RESORT - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Bunyonyi Overland Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Bunyonyi Overland Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Bunyonyi Overland Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Bunyonyi Overland Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bunyonyi Overland Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Entuhe Project, Pearl of Africa resort @ bunuonyi, and Steamy Cafe & Restaurant.
Is Bunyonyi Overland Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Chabahinga.
Does Bunyonyi Overland Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.