Definitely one of my favourite places to stay and relax in Uganda! Already in the boat on the way to the small island, you just start enjoying. The lake is beautiful, as is the island. The geodomes are like half-open huts facing the lake with a private terrace - like sleeping in open air. The island is very green with many colourful birds. You can rent a dug-out canoe and go on the lake (not easy to steer but fun) or you can take a swim since the lake is bilharzia-free. The food is simple and delicious, and best of all, accommodation and food is all very affordable. Be aware of residents of the island who voluntarily start showing you around but at the end ask for a high amount of money.
- 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