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Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kabale
Reviewed May 4, 2013

I traveled here as part of the G-Adventures "Ultimate Africa" tour in 2012 on my way to view the famous Silverback gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. They offer a choice of cabins or tenting grounds and have an excellent well-stocked bar and restaurant at reasonable prices, but the satellite based Internet service often does not work. A travel booking desk offers local adventure activities for things like the gorilla trek as well as day trips to Rwanda, otherwise there are many hiking trails in the nearby mountains to get an excellent view of the Lake Bunyonyi and it's myriad of small islands. A tour of the local "Little Angels" children's school is also recommended, but of course they will solicit for a donation from tourists.

Room Tip: All rooms have a lake view.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We stayed here last month for only 2 nights with our driver guide of Real Great Apes Safaris Ltd and i was great .Talk of rooms and food plus customer care.Talk of a great view of a lake with great species of birds near the lake shores.

Room Tip: corner suites are large and sunny
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

I stayed in in March 2013 with a group of friends for a long weekend. Stayed in the 'tents,' which were actually pitched in tree houses on the edge of the hill with beautiful views overlooking the lake. Food was VERY slow (but not horrendous compared to some other places in Uganda) but of fairly decent quality. Nice boat trips available in which you can see zebras and play on rope swings. Recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We stayed here for three nights before and after our Gorilla trekking and enjoyed it very much. We camped in our own tent and the shower facilities behind reception were much better than the ones down by the lake but overall very acceptable, this is Africa you know ;-). Great view over the lake, friendly staff and we enjoyed a very nice buffet meal one of the evenings.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

In my opinion this is a decent place, with amazing nature, nice facilities, friendly (though not very verbal) staff and OK food. The place has a very chill atmosphere and is the kind of place you go to if you're tired and demand nothing but recreation. Somehow my travel companions heavily disagreed with me about the quality of the place. They found the food lousy and the staff rude, although agreeing with me about the amazing nature and chill atmosphere.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

I stayed 2 nights at lake bunyonyi overland camp, and it was great! good value for the money a lots of possibilities about lodging from the cheapest dorm till the private cottages. Spotless clean, I found even the mattress way much better than some other places, but the best what really shocked me was the common bathroom, most probably the cleanest all around in Uganda - at this level.
Perfect restaurant, friendly service, good food. Go for the canoe tour with a guide - 20dollars - its worth it. Only down part that some overland track had arrived half of my time and they noised up the area...
Thank you anyway was a nice stay.

Room Tip: if you are tide budget just go for the dorm room its only 4 beds (2bunk).
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

stayed in permanent tent and it was basic but clean. the facilities are ok but hot water was intermittent during our stay. nice bar area and the food was ok. make sure to pay for everything as you go, especially at the bar, as you make get a bill with some extra drinks added....upon questioning this for the 2nd night in a row you get "the customer is always right and I will not charge you for the drinks....". saying that, we found the staff to be friendly and enjoyed our time there. it is a beautiful area and found it to be good value.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Address: Plot 1, Kazooba Road | P.O Box 710, Kabale, Kabale, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Kabale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kabale
Price Range: $59 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bunyonyi Overland Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Lake Bunyonyi Overland Hotel Kisoro

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