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

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 minutes compared to the tarmac option through Kabale Town. It is especially…

96 Years, 114 Children, 6 Songs

“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 Habukomi Island, trekkers from around the world listened to the traditional zither…

Charles Kalyango: Interview with an Intercultural Manager

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 Dinner, 30/6/2017 from 7pm and at 40,000 shillings only. If there’s anything…

BBC about Bunyonyi: Successes, Failure & Dilemma

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, Patience Atuhaire, initially just wanted to talk about the “school bus” dugouts….

Why Tom’s Homestay Didn’t Win

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 award, and a disappointment for all of you who had voted for…