Take to the idyllic waters of Lake Mutanda with your local guide in a motorised boat, or if you prefer in a dugout papyrus canoe. As you cross the lake you will be able to enjoy tranquil lake views with the Virunga Volcanoes conical peaks stretching across the skyline. On reaching Kyangushu Island you will step ashore to explore the island, which is also a local ancestral burial site. Then continue your journey across the lake to reach the far lakeshore, from where you’ll hike up the hillside. The going can be steep for a few minutes but there are walking sticks and people to help you along the way as you trek to reach the picturesque village of Mukozi. Here you will receive a warm welcome from the villagers and you will be shown around the nursery school, a mushroom growing project, visit a local craft maker who will show you the tricks of their trade, then meet a traditional healer who will teach you about traditional medicine. You will then return back down the hillside by foot, with fantastic views over the rural countryside laid out below you.
Estimated excursion time: 3 hrs
Spend some time relaxing at Lake Mutanda Resort which has a choice of activities to explore the lake surroundings or you can simply read a good book, bird watch and swim. Activities available around the lake include village walks, a visit to the nearby Lake Mulehe and nature walks in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (*all for an additional cost). However you spend your time here, you will enjoy the splendid beauty of Lake Mutanda with its volcano panorama of Mt. Muhavura, Mt. Gahinga and Mt. Sabyinyo, three extinct volcanoes running along the Ugandan - Rwandan border.
Meet your local guide with a motorboat on the shores of Lake Mutanda, to explore the lakeshore and small islands dotting the lake. Your local guide is very knowledgeable about the local area so will be able to give you an insight into the traditions and customs of the local communities. Your lake trip includes a visit to the local ancient burial place of Kyangushu and a visit to Mutanda Island, the biggest and the only inhabited island in Lake Mutanda. If you happen to be visiting the island on a Sunday you can dance with the 70 villagers in their church and on a clear day it offers views of Bunagana on the D.R. Congo border, Lake Mulehe and the rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. A truly memorable trip on one of Uganda’s most idyllic highland lakes!
Estimated excursion time: 4 hrs
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mutanda Lake Resort, room.