Top Things to do and see – Lake Mutanda – Uganda

Posted by on June 22, 2017

Things to do and see Lake Mutanda in Uganda

Lake Mutanda – one of the most Scenic Lakes in all of Africa – Lake Mutanda offers a variety of things to do and see

Lake Mutanda is simply one of the most scenic Lakes in all of Africa – simply amazing, stunning, and yet for many visitors to Uganda it is off of the beaten path and most never venture here.  Those that do find a magical, scenic paradise that is beyond any imagination.  Lake Mutanda is studded with emerald isles, the Virunga Volcanoes tower around it, gentle breezes, cool, yet sunny climate, activities in abundance – Lake Mutanda should be on your list of things to do and see in Uganda…you will never regret visiting Lake Mutanda.


Top Things to do and see – Lake Mutanda – a wide variety of Choices

Relax and take in the Scenery around you

Whether you are right on the lake in a lodge such as Mutanda Lake Resort or higher up at Chameleon Hill Lodge– the beauty of what is before you will have a most positive effect upon you – there are few places as beautiful and as stunning as Lake Mutanda.

Mutanda Lake Resort on a private Peninsula stretching into Lake Mutanda 

Chameleon Hill Lodge – No other Lodge like it in Uganda 

Canoe here at Lake Mutanda in a wooden dugout Canoe as in years gone by

Lake Mutanda is a fabulous lake to explore with a canoe and visit some of the islands – go birding, you can swim here – simply enjoy the lake whether you are on top of it in a boat, or swimming in it.

Fishing at Lake Mutanda with the added plus of scenery

You can always fish at Lake Mutanda especially if you are staying right on the lake as at Mutanda Lake Resort and if the fish do not strike, there the is scenery around you.

Hiking around or to Lake Mutanda

Hiking around and to Lake Mutanda – one of the most fabulous hikes is a two-day hike from Buhoma to Nkuringo and then on the second day down to Lake Mutanda and a canoe trip across the lake before it ends.  There are many other hikes and nature trails found here that are simply most enjoyable and you can easily stay here for a week and not explore it all.

Hiking through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 

Mountain Biking around Lake Mutanda

Bike rides can be quite challenging – we can bring along mountain bikes for you that you can use while at Lake Mutanda or bikes can be rented in Kisoro.  Either way, it will be a most exhilarating experience for you.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

From Lake Mutanda it a short distance to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which is a small park with many activities such as the famous interactive Batwa Trail where you learn the ways of the Batwa People, there is Volcano Climbing on three Volcanoes from 5 to 8 hour day-hikes, golden monkey tracking, gorilla tracking,nature walks and hikes, birding and more.

Things to do and see at Mgahinga Gorilla Park – Uganda 

Encounters with the Batwa People – the original people of the Forest

The Batwa People are the original inhabitants of the forest – the lived in the forest and left a small environmental footprint – they still lived in the area and you can go on an interactive forest walk with them in two places near to Lake Mutanda – the Buniga Forest and on the Batwa Forest Walk in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Buniga Forest Walk with the original People of the Forest 

The Batwa Trail in Mgahinga Park with the First People of the Forest 

Batwa People – the People of the African Rain Forest 

Gorilla Tracking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Southern Area

Being based at Lake Mutanda gives you access to the southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where you can track the Mountain Gorillas which is a once in a lifetime experience.

Lake Mutanda’s list of things to do and see is endless and the above activities are just a few to give you an idea of the possibilities while staying at Lake Mutanda in the Highlands of Southwest Uganda.  We love to include Lake Mutanda in your itinerary – just let us know…from the Pearl of Africa…jon

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