Natures Prime Island is one of the best midrange accommodation options at Lake Bunyonyi. The lodge is located in a perfect position surrounded by the volcano that created Lake Bunyonyi and turns out to be an eco tourism site as well.
Accommodation at Natures Prime Island is provided in safari tents, wooden cabins and deluxe safari tents. All rooms have magnificent views of the Lake and the surrounding rolling hills. You get to wake up to nature with calls of chattering birds early morning. The rooms are comfortable and well furnished with local materials.
Natures Prime Island also offers its visitors some activities at an extra cost and some of this activity includes:
Canoeing at Lake Bunyonyi
Lake Bunyonyi has 29 islands that can be explored on a dugout canoe. Among these great island display is the Punishment Island, a place where girls who engaged in premarital sex were taken and left to starve to death or drown while trying to come back. Most of these islands have unique history. The guide will tell you more. The canoe ride is always 2 hours.
Bird watching at Lake Bunyonyi
Lake Bunyonyi is a birders paradise and derives its name from a local word that translates to “little birds”, reasons its sometimes referred to as Lake of little birds. The lake is endowed with 200 species of birds. Some of the birds here include the African Harier Hawk, slender-billed baglafetch, cardinal woodpecker, levillant cuckoo, white tailed blue monard and King fisher’s to mention a few.
Swimming and Sport Fishing
Lake Buyonyi is Bilhazia free hence, a perfect place for swimming and relaxation after a possible hectic gorilla trekking experience. For those interested in fishing, you can join the local fishermen only that you will be advised to come with your own fishing gear.
You can also decide to visit the people in the surrounding islands and learn about their ways of lives and culture. You can visit the Pygmy people, also known as Batwa people who first inhabited Bwindi and Mgahinga Forest areas before they were made National Park.
They can organize for you a home stay with a local family and learn how to cook local food, take you through basket weaving and so many other activities as well as enjoy local traditional dances and perhaps buy some local handmade crafts to take home for remembrance or for your loved ones.
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