Set in 14 acres of manicured gardens, Arcadia Lodge Lake Bunyonyi offers spectacular views over one of Africa's most idyllic locations.


High up on a ridge overlooking Lake Bunyonyi, our eleven self-contained cottages are arranged around a central lodge building, where guests can enjoy the tasty dishes in our restaurant or relax and take in the truly breathtaking view. We have a 25-seater motor launch, ideal for taking in the lake and its islands on one of our daytime tours or watching the stars on our nightime Stargazing tour.


For the more adventurous, Arcadia Lodge Lake Bunyonyi has two high-end Bombardier JetSkis available for hire, as well as four Honda quadbikes that guests can hire to explore the muddy tracks along the lakeshore or the the ridges overlooking the lake.


Nestled in the extreme south western corner of Uganda, dotted with 29

islands and overlooked by rolling hills where local farmers grow their crops

on steep terraces, Lake Bunyoni is one of Uganda's most picturesque

locations. Lake Bunyonyi also offers an excellent option for a little R & R after gorilla trekking in the nearby Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.


The name of the lake translates as the 'place of little birds' and it is indeed blessed with some 200 bird species including several varieties of weavers that nest by the lakeshore and on the many islands. It is also probably the best place in Uganda to spot otters.


The lake is rumoured to be up to 900m deep in parts, though this has never been properly confirmed.  If true, it would make Lake Bunyonyi the second deepest lake on the continent, with only Lake Tanganyika exceeding it.



Stunning views over the lake

11 self-contained cottages

Main area with restaurant & bar

14 acres of manicured gardens

WiFi in main lodge area

View of Mount Muhavura


We are always looking to improve our services so we can keep our guests satisfied and happy. We are currently building:

1O timber suites

Gym & spa

Conference facilities

Gift shop



View and nature painting

Motor launch for lake cruises

Community visits

Local dancers & entertainment




Romantic Getaway

Candlelight dinner, boat cruise, view painting

Arcadia Lodges Tour

Stay at Lake Bunyonyi & Lake Mburo

Fun Time

Jetskiing, quadbiking and boat cruise

Bunyonyi Tour

Boat cruise, birdwatching and community visit


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