Are You a True Daredevil? Better Hurry to Lake Bunyonyi!

Calendar of Activities, Discounts Treks, Tours, Experiences Izy’s Food & Travel Blog Update, November 2018: Three brave Belgians tested this road recently, and it remains a total mess… The murram road connecting Kachwekano and Heisesero (Muko) is the most scenic of all Lake Bunyonyi roads. Moreover, this 20 km route can save a driver 30…

96 Years, 114 Children, 6 Songs

Calendar of Activities, Discounts Treks, Tours, Experiences Izy’s Food & Travel Blog “Katarinaaaaaaaaaaa-aaaaaa-aaaa,” you could hear a voice rise from Tom’s Homestay in the middle of Lake Bunyonyi, right there on the southwestern edge of Uganda. Sitting in a circle around a glowing campfire on a small hill north of the marshy bottleneck that divides…

Charles Kalyango: Interview with an Intercultural Manager

Calendar of Activities, Discounts Treks, Tours, Experiences Izy’s Food & Travel Blog If there’s anything the Gorilla Highlands region doesn’t have enough of, it is events. Special reasons to come back, to have fun, to celebrate. This Friday evening, BirdNest Resort – Lake Bunyonyi is doing something about it: there is going to be Corporate…

BBC about Bunyonyi: Successes, Failure & Dilemma

Calendar of Activities, Discounts Treks, Tours, Experiences Izy’s Food & Travel Blog The BBC World Service broadcast two catchy Lake Bunyonyi stories this month. The first one was about canoeing to school, the second one about Punishment Island. As the Gorilla Highlands team played a supporting role, let us assess what we have achieved… The journalist,…

Why Tom’s Homestay Didn’t Win

Calendar of Activities, Discounts Treks, Tours, Experiences Izy’s Food & Travel Blog Uganda’s Tourism Excellence Awards winners 2017 were declared last night at Sheraton in Kampala. Tom’s Homestay was sadly not among them. This was a blow to the Gorilla Highlands team that tried everything possible (see the video below) to make Tom get the…

Tom Karemire, the Legend of Lake Bunyonyi

Calendar of Activities, Discounts Treks, Tours, Experiences Izy’s Food & Travel Blog Earlier this month we told you how we were hosted, for the tenth consecutive time, by Tom on a remote island of Lake Bunyonyi. That was an amazing way to greet the new year but, you know what, Tom Karemire can make just…

Why Do We Always Need Muzungu Help?

Calendar of Activities, Discounts Treks, Tours, Experiences Izy’s Food & Travel Blog The Guardian, one of the leading global news sources, published a photo gallery about our home this week. It shows British rowers Richard and Peter Chambers, winners of an Olympic medal in 2012, carrying 20 litre jerrycans up the slopes of Lake Bunyonyi…