How To Get To Lake Bunyonyi

How To Get To Lake Bunyonyi : Lake Bunyonyi is located in the Southwestern region of Uganda in Kabale district near the border of Rwanda. This lake is one of the most stunning lakes in Uganda and it considered deepest lake in Africa.

Hence it is always commonly referred to as a place of little birds making it well known as one of the top birding destinations in the country and a also a good tourist destination for honeymooners and other individuals looking for a perfect place to relax from away from the noise as you enjoy the breathe taking atmosphere of a cool breeze and good climate. More so, there are so many attractions which lead tourists to travel from all over many parts of the world such as; 29 islands such as; Njuyeera, Bwama, Bushara, the Akampene which is also known as the punishment island which is the most visited due to its history and many others. and there are so many activities that tourists can participate in their free time during their stay at the lake and some of these include; swimming, chilling and relaxing, canoeing, island hopping, community visits where they get to interact with the local people and learn more about their culture and lifestyle and also to meet with the Batwa people, guided nature walks through the bamboo forest where they are always accompanied with a guide who leads them through different trails, mountain biking, visiting the local markets where they buy materials, hiking, Bird watching which is commonly attractive and done activity on the lake and many others.

How to get Lake Bunyonyi.

For tourists planning to travel to Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda can opt to use road transport means and take a drive of about 8-9 hours from Kampala to Kabale and then it will take them about 20 to 30 minutes from Kabale town to be able to access the lake. In addition, for those individuals from Rwanda it will only take them about a 3 hours’ drive to access the lake because this lake is situated a few kilometers away from the border of Rwanda.

Where to stay in Lake Bunyonyi.

While touring and exploring on Lake Bunyonyi, there are many accommodation facilities where tourists can choose to have their stay after a long tiring day. however, it is noted that these accommodation facilities that are always available for their guests are ranged and put in different classes such as; budget, mid-range and luxury hence giving tourists opportunities to decide on where they would prefer to stay according their preferences and also where it matches with their budget. more so, visitors are encouraged not to worry but be ready to planning on having a good time during their stay at these lodging facilities because they all offer good services to their guests such as; a 24 hour room service which always enables guests to get attended to at any time they are in need of something, a 24 hour tight security which enables guests to stay without being worried of anything, good restaurants that have well experienced chefs and waiters who normally serve free breakfast within the rooms and good delicious dishes for dinner and lunch that are always local or international therefore giving a chance to guests to eat according to what they prefer. More so, there is free parking offered to those individuals who come through driving their own cars, free WI-FI that is always available hence helping guests to maintain clear communications with their people back at home, and free laundry and ironing services among others.

Therefore, here are some of the lodging facilities where tourists can have their stay. And these include; Lake Bunion Overland resort, Byoona Amagara is a hotel that is constructed on Itambira island, Arcadia cottages, the Africa explorer eco village, Lost paradise beach hotel, Lake Bunyonyi Eco resort which is situated in the forested area which gives guests a good feeling being surrounded by nature, Bugombe island gateway, Bunyonyi view resort which is known to be one of the cheapest lodge around the lake, Upendo guest house, bushara island camp which is situated on the private land of Bushara Island, Crater bay cottages and camp and it was constructed in Bufuka village along the shores of the lake, Amasiko homestay which is built on the peninsula and guests there always capture classic views of the lake, bird nest lodge which contains of single and double rooms and it is considered to be one of the high end accommodation facility found around the lake compared to many others, Edirisa lodge which is known to be internationally owned and ranged as a luxury accommodation facility and provides its guests  with a true African experience and many others.

Contact our trusted tour operators in case of more information about how one can be able to access Lake Bunyonyi and Book with our tours and travel companies

Easy Steps for Planning Your Next Trip

When I reminisce about the start of my first trip around the world, I remember feeling completely clueless about where to begin. Quitting my job and embracing travel as a lifestyle was an exciting decision, but it left me lost in a sea of uncertainties. Without the abundance of travel blogs, sharing economy platforms, and apps available today, I had to navigate the planning process on my own, hoping not to miss any crucial details.

Trip planning can indeed be daunting, especially for first-timers. With so much information available, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and unsure of where to start. But fear not! After a decade of traveling the world and planning countless trips for myself and others, I’ve developed a step-by-step guide that guarantees an efficient and organized trip-planning process.

Step 1: Decide on Your Destination
Choosing a specific destination provides a clear goal to work towards. Don’t settle for vague ideas like “going to Europe”; be precise and focused. For example, set your sights on exploring Paris in the summer. This not only solidifies your plans but also simplifies the planning process.

Step 2: Determine the Length of Your Trip
Understanding how long you’ll be away is crucial for budgeting and overall planning. Whether it’s a week, a month, or a year, this information will help you determine your expenses and savings goals.

Step 3: Decide on Solo or Group Travel
Consider whether you prefer traveling solo or with someone else. Each option offers unique advantages and challenges, so weigh the benefits before making a decision.

Step 4: Research the Costs
To accurately estimate your expenses, research the costs of your chosen destination and the style of travel you desire. Whether you prefer backpacking or luxury, understanding the costs will help you plan your budget.

Step 5: Start Saving Money
Evaluate your current expenses and identify areas where you can cut back to save money for your trip. Creating a travel budget will help you stay on track.

Step 6: Get a Travel Rewards Credit Card
Maximize your savings by using a travel rewards credit card. Earn sign-up bonuses, accumulate miles, and redeem them for flights and hotel stays.

Step 7: Switch to No-Fee ATM Cards
Avoid unnecessary ATM fees by switching to no-fee ATM cards, especially if you plan to travel for an extended period.

Step 8: Stay Focused and Inspired
Throughout the planning process, stay motivated and inspired by regularly feeding your desire to travel. Keep your goal in mind to overcome any challenges.

Step 9: Check for Last-Minute Deals
Before finalizing your bookings, double-check for any last-minute deals or discounts that could help you save even more.

By following this comprehensive guide, you’ll be well-prepared and confident as you embark on your exciting journey. Happy travels!

7 Ways to Stay Motivated To Travel

Motivated people can achieve anything they set their minds to. But how does one stay motivated, especially to travel, when you are busy working and living life while your family and friends disparage your ideas, you’re overwhelmed planning your trip, or maybe just burnt out from being on the road already?

Motivation is not an unlimited wellspring but a battery that needs to be kept charged. All too often, life gets in the way and hinders our plans or throws us off track. If we don’t pay attention, that battery becomes depleted and our travel goals fall by the wayside. All of a sudden, years have gone by and you’re still nowhere near reaching the travel goals you’ve dreamed about.

For example, my trip to Uganda had been years in the making. I always talked about it but it kept getting delayed because “stuff came up.”

It wasn’t until I finally said “enough” and booked my ticket right there that the trip became a reality.

And it’s not just the waiting to travel that requires motivation. You can burn out and get off track while on the road too. It’s something that happens to a lot of long-term travelers.

Years ago, I burnt out when I was on the road. To recover, I went to Kenya, I stayed in one place, watched movies, and read books. Alone. No wandering or sightseeing. Just rest. It was relaxing, and one day I woke up and said “I’m ready to go again.”

When you plan your trips, you don’t think about the long boring hours on a bus, the delays, the annoying airports, dealing with snorers in hostel dorms, fending off tours and scammers, and all the other things that will suck the energy and joy out of your experience.

Whether you’re planning a trip or are already on the road, it’s important to find ways to stay motivated. Today, I want to share seven tips on how to stay motivated to travel whether you are planning your trip or feeling a little burnt out on the road:

1. Hold yourself accountable

The best thing you can do to stay focused is to be held accountable. Being accountable to others will help make sure that you don’t fall off the wagon. They will help keep you focused on your goal, and the social pressure to stay on track will provide some extra motivation to follow through.

Whether that is betting money, having someone check in on you, keeping track of goals, or having someone help you plan, just being held accountable will force you to stay focused, even on those days you don’t feel like it!

2. Devote time

Stuff always seems to come up, doesn’t it? Sure, I was planning to visit Iceland in May and then suddenly, May was here and I was busy.

Or maybe you decide today’s the day you’re going to plan your trip but then you forget you have laundry to do. My solution? Pick a day and time you are normally not busy (i.e., on Facebook) and devote that time to planning your trip.

Make it a consistent part of your schedule and develop a habit so that it doesn’t feel like a task you “have” to do; it becomes just something you do automatically.

Set aside thirty minutes each day to focus on travel. Turn it into part of your everyday routine. This time can be used to do research or read books and blogs. This will help you stay inspired and interested while helping you plan your next adventure. Schedule it into your calendar so you never let the day get away from you. It’s on your calendar. You can’t skip it.

3. Read travel blogs

Reading about other travelers’ adventures can show you that it is easier to travel than you thought, provide advice and tips on the art of travel, and teach you about places you’ve never heard of. One day you’ll get sick of living vicariously through others, and you’ll go out and create your own travel stories. They will show you that yes, travel is realistic, practical, and financially possible.

4. Read travel books

While reading travel blogs is great, travel books are even better because they cut deep into a destination and open it up in a way a short blog post can’t.

And in that same vein, be sure to read books about the destination you are visiting so you can get a deeper understanding of the place. You can’t understand the location’s present if you don’t understand its past.

5. Learn a language

Join a class and pick up a language you might use on the road. Once you’ve started learning the language, you’ll hate to waste your new skill. And the only way to use it is to travel to where they speak it! Here are some apps and resources to help you learn:

6. Take a break

If you’ve been on the road for a while, you’ve probably burnt out a bit. Travel isn’t always rainbows and unicorns, and spending a lot of time on the road can lead to burnout. That’s going to sap your motivation and might even have you thinking about home.

7. Meet other travelers

Sometimes it can be hard to stay motivated if the people around you aren’t supportive of your desire to travel. If you’re struggling, here are some suggestions:

How to Plan a Trip on a Budget

I love planning vacations. I could probably do it for a living if I didn’t have the job I do now.

But vacations can be expensive.

With a little research and budgeting, planning a trip can actually give you a sense of relief and control that makes the getaway much more fun. So, here are seven steps to plan a trip on a budget:

  1. Plan your trip budget.

This is the most important step and will affect the rest of your vacation planning process. Determine how much you want to spend on everything from hotels and gas to souvenirs and meals. It doesn’t have to be a ton of money there are many ways to plan an affordable vacation or staycation.

You can use my free Vacation Budget Worksheet to plan out each category. As you’re planning, if you decide something is too expensive, scale it back or cross it off the list.

  1. Choose the top places you’d like to go.

On the surface, this may seem like the easiest (and most fun) part of your planning. But here are some questions you need to ask:

  • Which destinations fit within my budget?
  • Does my destination affect whether I plan it myself or hire a travel agent?
  • Will I drive or fly?
  1. Research flights and dates.

As you’re planning your trip, know that certain times of the year are cheaper to travel than others. Everyone knows flights will be more expensive around a holiday, but there are lots of other factors that determine how much you’ll pay for that flight or hotel. Do your research, play around with dates, and decide how many days you can afford to be there.

  1. Look for deals.

You can find websites all over the internet that will help you score deals on hotels, amusement park tickets, airline travel, and so on. Here are some great resources:

  • Google Flights
  • Groupon Getaways
  • TripAdvisor
  • Expedia
  1. Start saving up.

Here’s where the rubber meets the road! By working and saving up the money now, you won’t have to deal with payments or credit card interest rates after you come home. Use your trip as motivation when you’re pulling a double shift or taking freelance work. Print out an image from your destination (like a beautiful beach or snowy mountain scene) or save it as your phone screen as a reminder of what you’re working toward.

  1. Create your itinerary.

As you’re saving up for your trip, you can also start scheduling which days you’ll do what activities. What excursions, tours, and sightseeing will you do? What reservations do you need to make in advance? If you do a lot of running around one day, do you need to block off the next day for some rest and relaxation? I think it’s fun to go ahead and book some things in advance

  1. Go and enjoy your trip!

Nothing is worse than paying for a vacation for months after it is over. But if you take these steps to plan and budget ahead of time, you’ll avoid that headache. Then, when you’re on your trip, live it up! Relax and enjoy.