I can't compare this to other accomodations on Lake Bunyoni, but I'd definitely recommend it. We stayed in a Deluxe Geodome, which was a beautiful room with an amazing view out over the lake. I'd strongly advise booking this type of room in advance. The food and dining area was one of the nicest in any place we stayed in Uganda and the meals were superb. The staff (special thanks to Junior and Gad) made us feel very welcome.
Overall, my only regret was that we only had 2 nights here (and arrived quite late the first evening as well) as it's a wonderful place to relax.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Byoona Amagara Island Retreat is a one-of-a-kind traveler's paradise located on an island peninsula at the heart of the lake. We cater to independent travelers and backpackers looking to get well off the beaten track. We have a gorgeous location overlooking a protected island cove, perfect for swimming, canoeing, hiking or just about anything else you can think of. We also have creative and comfortable lodgings, famously fresh and delicious food, sweeping views of the lake's islands and hills, and a variety of fun and interesting tours and activities... Not to mention some of the most affordable prices in all of East Africa! We also have Internet service available, as well as an amazing library and cinema with hundreds of great books and films. What Byoona Amagara does NOT have is noise, dust, overland trucks, mosquitoes (very few anyway!), or prices that insult your intelligence (or empty your wallet). Come stay in one of our beautiful geodomes and experience Lake Bunyonyi at its very best! Byoona Amagara is a staff-owned, not-for-profit establishment dedicating 100% of proceeds to support education and sustainable community development at Lake Bunyonyi. ... more less